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Bravo! presents Festive Classics

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyConductor Sir Bramwell Tovey will lead the New York Philharmonic Wednesday in their first Festive Classics performance in the Vail Valley this season at the Ford Amphitheater.
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VAIL ” The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival continues the celebration of its 20th anniversary season with a performance by the New York Philharmonic and pianists Benjamin Hochman and Orion Weiss Wednesday.

Conductor Sir Bramwell Tovey will lead the philharmonic in their first Festive Classics performance in the Vail Valley this season at the Ford Amphitheater.

The New York Philharmonic will perform “Two Mountain Scenes,” commissioned by Bravo! and the New York Philharmonic in celebration of the festival’s 20th anniversary, written by Composer-in-Residence Kevin Puts. Hailed by the press as “one of the best young composers in America,” Puts has had works commissioned and performed by leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Known for his distinctive and richly colored musical voice, Puts has received many of today’s most prestigious honors and awards for composition. “Two Mountain Scenes” was written, Puts said, “with the impressive backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in mind…”



The concert also features two of today’s most prolific pianists. Pianist Benjamin Hochman’s 2006-2007 season began with a performance at the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics, where he played Saint-Saëns’s spirited “Carnival of the Animals.” He joins the Philharmonic again for “Carnival of the Animals” this evening. Also collaborating on this piece is 25-year-old American pianist Orion Weiss, an extraordinary young talent who exhibits great maturity and depth bolstered by remarkable technical skills.

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. For complete artist roster, program details, and ticketing information, call 827-5700 or visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.


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