The Phildelphia Orchestra set to play first concert Sunday |

The Phildelphia Orchestra set to play first concert Sunday

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

VAIL ” Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival hosts The Philadelphia Orchestra today through July 14 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Lead by Conductor Charles Dutoit, the orchestra will play the first in a series of six concerts at 6 p.m tonight. Tickets range in price from $23 – $84 and can be obtained by calling 877-812-5700 or by visiting

Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach. The Orchestra annually touches the lives of more than one million music lovers worldwide through its performances, publications, recordings and broadcasts, as well as its subscription season in Philadelphia, education and community partnership programs and annual appearances at Carnegie Hall.

Tonight’s concert will feature pianist Yefim Bronfman whose commanding technique and lyrical gifts have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Bronfman appears regularly with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Bronfman has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and the Far East, including acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.

The evening will open with the fast-paced, exciting work “overture to La gazza ladra” (“The Theiving Magpie”). This fast-paced and driving work is sure to excite the audience for the exhilarating program to follow.

The next featured work will be Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite.” The original work was commissioned by the great Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev for a ballet based on a Russian fairy tale.

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Piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman will take the stage for Johannes Brahms’ “Concerto No. I in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15.”

For a complete artist roster, program details and ticketing information, call 877-812-5700 or visit

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