The Philadelphia Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky
Vail, CO, Colorado
VAIL ” The Philadelphia Orchestra will take the Ford Amphitheater stage for an evening of Tchaikovsky music Sunday at 6 p.m.
The concert will begin under the baton of Maestro Christoph Eschenbach with Tchaikovsky’s fiery “Violin Concerto in D Major,” featuring the equally fiery 25-year-old German violinist Erik Schumann.
Tchaikovsky said of his own work, “for the first time in my life I have begun to work at a new piece before finishing the one on hand … I could not resist the pleasure of sketching out the concerto, and allowed myself to be so carried away that the sonata has been set aside.”
Following the intermission, one of Tchaikovsky’s finest pieces, his “Symphony No. 4,” in the key of F minor, will be performed. Written during one of the saddest times of Tchaikovsky’s life, he said of it, “never before have any of my orchestral works cost me so much labor … but it seems to me that this ‘Symphony [No. 4]’ is an exceptional piece and the best thing I’ve done up to the present.”
The symphony will take you through a journey of fate, sadness and finally the revitalizing recognition of happiness in others. A truly moving piece, this is one not to be missed.
Tickets for this performance are $84 for premium reserved, $62 for regular reserved and $23 for lawn seating. Tickets are available on the Bravo! Web site at http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or by calling our box office at 877-812-5700.