Maestro Tovey leads New York Philharmonic Wednesday
VAIL – The New York Philharmonic exposes their inner child with “Scenes from Childhood” at the Ford Amphitheater Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the orchestra through Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 and Jeux d’enfants,” Lalo’s “Symphonie Espangnole for Violin and Orchestra” and Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” This is Tovey’s second appearance in Vail. He is the music director of the Vancouver Symphony and chief conductor and music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Tovey is also an accomplished jazz pianist with the Bramwell Tovey Trio and has accompanied soprano Tracy Dahl in songs by Gershwin. As a composer, Tovey received a Juno Award for Best Classical Composition in 2003. He will lead the New York Philharmonic Friday, as well.
The evening features Violinist James Ehnes, described by the Daily Telegraph as “one of the most gifted and sincerely expressive artists to have emerged in recent times.” Ehnes is a world renowned artist who received a JUNO award in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and was named “Young Artist of the Year” at the 2002 Cannes Classical Awards.Vail Colorado