Patriotic concert tickets on sale today |

Patriotic concert tickets on sale today

Daily Staff Writer

VAIL – The Vail Valley Foundation will strike up the band for the entire Vail Valley Sunday afternoon, as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents the 19th annual Patriotic Concert at 3 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. The performance is presented in conjunction with the 2005 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.Pavilion seat tickets for the concert are priced at $10 and will go on sale at the amphitheater box office on today with a limit of four per person. No telephone orders will be taken. General admission lawn seating is free and the gates to the Ford Amphitheater will open at 1 p.m. in anticipation of the 3 p.m. show.

All proceeds from the Patriotic Concert ticket sales will go to support the Vail Veterans Ski Weekend, a community-based program that offers skiing and snowboarding to recent amputee veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The program not only introduces participant veterans to skiing and snowboarding, it also offers a positive transition to living with a new disability.Under the direction of conductor Jeff Tyzik, the Rochester Philharmonic is slated to perform such traditional Independence Day favorites as Sousa’s “Washington Post March” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” along with the popular arrangement of the “Armed Forces Salute.”

Additional offerings are scheduled to include selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” John Williams’ “Superman March” and “Liberty Fanfare” and Wilson’s “76 Trombones” from The Music Man.The Patriotic Concert has been a holiday fixture at the Ford Amphitheater since the Vail Valley Foundation opened the facility in 1987.

“This concert is a great way to continue Vail’s Fourth of July festivities,” Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, said. “This show is always a true red, white and blue flag waving affair and it is an honor for us to donate the proceeds to the Vail Veterans Ski Weekend program.”For additional information, contact 949-1999 or visit

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