Bravo’s continues with a little something for everyone
Editor’s Note: Lynne Mazza is the associate artistic director of Bravo! Vail Valley Music Fesival. Each week, this column will share her personal upcoming concert favorites.
We are bringing “Broadway Regards to the Vilar” on Tuesday, July 3, with the Rochester Philharmonic and their incomparable pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. Three fabulous Broadway singers, Jan Horvath, Gary Mauer and Daniel Narducci, will join them.
Wednesday, July 4, is our annual musical salute to American Independence at the Ford Amphitheater. It is an afternoon of fun-filled emotion, flag waving, an audience sing-along, high spirits, and lots of festive fanfare. Join the celebration.
On Saturday, July 7, the Bravo Festival brings The Philadelphia Orchestra to Vail for their first residency through July 14. You must come and hear the very warm and luxuriant sound of this world-renowned American orchestra. Soprano Marisol Montalvo’s charm will captivate you, and her performance will give you chills. And, Maestro Eschenbach will keep you on the edge with Berlioz’s monumental and dramatic Symphonie fantastique ” with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains ” it is an experience not to be missed. It will be a special thrill, guaranteed.
On Sunday, July 8, The Philadelphia Orchestra offers an all-Tchaikovsky evening including the extremely popular violin concerto and the Symphony No. 4. Erik Schumann-a young (and handsome) violinist, will excite you with his virtuosic performance. You will not be able to resist cheering loudly.
On Monday, July 9, pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins The Philadelphia Orchestra, bringing his unique style of “tickling those ivories” to the jazzy Ravel Piano Concerto. The world of musical impressionism joined with the magnificent Colorado mountain vista comes to life with Debussy’s La Mer (“The Sea”) and Ravel’s La Valse-two powerfully lush orchestral masterpieces.
Please look for me at the Ford Amphitheater and say hello!