Bravo! presents cellist Alisa Weilerstein
VAIL – The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival presnts the final performance continues the celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season with the last performance this summer by the world renowned New York Philharmonic, featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein. New York Philharmonic Music Director Lorin Maazel will lead the orchestra in their last performance in the Vail Valley this season at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $23 for general admission lawn seating, $62 for regular reserved seating, $84 for premium reserved seating.
The 24-year old American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has attracted widespread recognition for playing that combines natural virtuosity and technical assurance with impassioned musicianship. Ms. Weilerstein has performed with the nation’s top orchestras, given recitals in music capitals throughout the U.S. and Europe, and regularly participates in prestigious international festivals. Following a recent performance with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, “Cellists twice or thrice Weilerstein’s age would be hard-pressed to match the concentrated beauty and power of this young dynamo’s playing.” Ms. Weilerstein will join the Philharmonic for Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra.
The concert also proudly features internationally acclaimed conductor Lorin Maazel. At age nine, he made his New York debut at the 1939 World’s Fair, conducting the Interlochen Orchestra, and led the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, sharing a program with Leopold Stokowski. He was invited by Arturo Toscanini to conduct the NBC Symphony at age 11, and made his New York Philharmonic debut on August 5, 1942, at the age of 12. Between ages 9 and 15 Lorin Maazel conducted most of the major American orchestras. Lorin Maazel, who has led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances, became Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2002. His appointment came 60 years after his debut with the Orchestra at Lewisohn Stadium, then the Orchestra’s summer venue. Maestro Maazel will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor.The Bravo! Festival will present its 20th Anniversary Season during this summer of 2007, June 24 – Aug. 2. With the addition of The Philadelphia Orchestra to its roster, the Festival has reached new heights in musical excellence. During its 20th season, Bravo brings to the Vail Valley over 40 acclaimed soloists, ensembles and three world class resident orchestras – the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. For complete artist roster, program details, and ticketing information please call 827-5700 or visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.