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New York Phil signs with Vail’s Bravo! through 2014

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday announced a three-year extension of the orchestra’s annual Vail summer residency. This extension, which begins with the festival’s 25th anniversary season in the summer of 2012, will see the philharmonic in Vail through 2014, for the orchestra’s 12th summer residency.

“It is with a great sense of pride and respect that we continue our summer residency program with one of the world’s leading orchestral ensembles – the New York Philharmonic,” said Bravo! Festival executive director John Giovando.

The New York Philharmonic will return to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival for six concerts next summer, on July 22-29, for its ninth annual summer residency. Leading the orchestra will be Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert and guest conductors Bramwell Tovey and Ludovic Morlot. Concerts will be held at the outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. A complete schedule, including programming and soloists, will be announced in January.

“This extension of the New York Philharmonic’s relationship with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival for three more years is very gratifying, as it will allow us to deepen our musical ties to the community,” said New York Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta. “Vail is a summer home-away-from-home for the Orchestra, for Alan Gilbert – this will be his fourth consecutive summer in Vail – and for guest artists such as Bramwell Tovey who have joined us in this beautiful Rocky Mountain setting before. Vail audiences clearly have been delighted by the wonderful chemistry between Alan and the musicians, a rapport that has been celebrated worldwide.”

The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, now in its 24th season, was founded by Giovando and violinist Ida Kavafian. Its artistic director is pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Single tickets for the New York Philharmonic’s performances at the festival are $25 (lawn), $63 (reserved), and $85 (premium) and may be purchased at 877-812-5700 or online at

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