The Philadelphia Orchestra concludes its Vail residence
If you go ...
What: Celebrating the Sound of Philadelphia.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.
Cost: Lawn tickets $29; pavilion tickets start at $44.
More information: Visit www.bravovail.org or call 877-812-5700.
VAIL — Just listen. The warm, rich and even silky tone you hear — and one that can only come from an ensemble of soloists with the rare ability to combine their extraordinary individual talents in the service of a single, beautiful whole? That’s what audiences around the world know as the “Philadelphia Sound.” And there’s only one orchestra that can capture it.
Today, Vail audiences have the chance to experience this signature quality firsthand as The Philadelphia Orchestra brings down the curtain on its 2015 Bravo! Vail music festival Residency.
Audiences will hear a special performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto No. 1, one of the most challenging — and rarely attempted works in the classical canon. Led by conductor Stephane Deneve, the piece is The Philadelphia Orchestra at its very best, uniting the unique character of exceptional solo performers in every section in a harmony you simply won’t hear anywhere else. Other program highlights include Sibelius’ “Lemminkainen’s Return” and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” two works that — given breath and voice as only The Philadelphia Orchestra can — simply explode into life, combining jaw-dropping technical achievement with deep warmth and emotion.
Celebrating the Philadelphia Sound also marks the much-anticipated return of virtuoso violinist Augustin Hadelich, an artist who while only just into his 30s has already earned a rapt and devoted following among Vail audiences and international recognition as one of the most distinctive performers on the international circuit today.