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The New York Philharmonic marks Bravos week No. 4

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado
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VAIL The New York Philharmonic continues its residency with the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival this week in Vail. Following the success of our residency last season, we are especially pleased to be returning to Vail, said New York Philharmonic Executive Director Zarin Mehta. This residency is a wonderful opportunity to continue to bring the music of the New York Philharmonic to music lovers in a beautiful part of the country. We are all looking forward to returning to the magnificent setting of the Festival. Heres Bravos week at a glance:

On Monday at 5:30 p.m. Bravo! continues with another performance in the Casual Classics-Music & Conversation series in Cordillera. Barriers between performers and audiences will be removed at this free performance hosted by Bravo! Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman and Associate Artistic Director Lynne Mazza. The concert will feature a collection of Musical Impressions, accentuating the beautiful timbres of the flute and strings. The Rosetti String Quartet, a vital force among chamber music ensembles, will collaborate with flutist Zukerman on works by Ginastera and Ravel.

Bravos Chamber Music Classics series continues on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Chamber music allows concert goers to experience a more intimate performance with often no more than four musicians on stage. Many find this experience to be personal and moving and enjoy the ability to see musicians perform up close. The concert will feature Eclectic Classics from Dvork, Mozart, Stravinsky, and Bravos 2007 Composer-in-Residence Kevin Puts. At 5 p.m. in the Vilar Center Lower Lobby, Bravo! Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman and artists Anthea Kreston and Jason Duckles will provide an intimate perspective to the evenings composers and repertoire in a Performance Prelude-A Pre-concert talk.



On Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bravo! returns to the Ford Amphitheater with the New York Philharmonic. Sir Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Music Director and guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic, will lead the orchestra in an evening of Festive Classics, including a premiere performance of a Bravo! and New York Philharmonic co-commission by 2007 Composer-in-Residence Kevin Puts. Also joining the orchestra for the evening will bepianist Benjamin Hochman and pianist Orion Weiss.

Sir Bramwell Tovey and the New York Philharmonic return to the Ford amphitheater on Thursday at 6p.m. for another evening of Festive Classics.Special guest conductor Adam Aron will lead the orchestra in a performance of Dvorks Slavonic Dance. This performance will feature the musical stylings of captivating pianist Joyce Yang on Griegs Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra.Premium reserved seats for the New York Philhamonic are $84; regular reserved are $62, and lawn seating is $23. Tickets for our Chamber Music Classics series are $27, and tickets for our Music at Midday concerts are $23. The festival also offers an array of free concerts and activities for the community. For more details, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org. To purchase tickets, call 877-812-5700.


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