Rewarded with Tchaikovsy and Mahler |

Rewarded with Tchaikovsy and Mahler

Carolyn Pope
Carolyn Pope/Vail DailyMarc Shulgold, music critic for the Rocky Mountain News, and Luc Pols.

VAIL It takes a lot of hard-working people and a lot of bucks to put on the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. Recently, a private concert of Tchaikovsky and Mahler was held to applaud many of the people who truly make the festival happen the donors.

Theres real alchemy here, said Eugenia Zukerman, the festivals artistic director. We can now say, as we approach our 20th year, that Bravo! is truly one of the great music festivals.With the New York Philharmonic, and the addition next year of the Philadelphia Symphony, the two oldest orchestras are now a part of Vails summer. Its more than the sum of its parts, Zukerman said.The New York Philharmonic arrives this week, opening on Friday night with an All Beethoven concert, conducted by Marin Alsop and featuring the young and exceptional pianist Jonathan Biss. For tickets, call Bravo at (877)812-5700 or visit its Web site at

Front Row: Jeanne Reid White and Kay Lawrence. Back row: Jan Broman.

EB and Kay Chester, JuDee and Gary Judd.

David and Alex Hyde with Cookie and Jim Flaum.

Bravo! Executive Director John Giovando with board chair Steve Pope.

Cathy and Howard Stone.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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