Two-for-one Bravo! tickets Wednesday night |

Two-for-one Bravo! tickets Wednesday night

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival is offering two-for-one reserved tickets for Wednesday night’s Dallas Symphony Orchestra performance at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado.

“We want to make sure and give our community the opportunity to see the extraordinary Dallas Symphony Orchestra before they leave town, and tonight is their last performance this season,” said Rachel Packer, Bravo!’s public relations and marketing director.

Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra round out their summer at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Wednesday night with a program spanning centuries. The DSO welcomes cellist Gary Hoffman to the stage for Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. Vllb: 1. One interesting fact about this specific Haydn concerto is it’s a posthumous discovery.

Bravo! Associate Artistic Director Lynn Mazza explains the discovery of this piece: “The concerto was lost for about 200 years. Haydn listed its opening theme in a catalog of his works (ca. 1765), but the music was not found until 1961, when it appeared in a private library transferred from the castle of a noble Czech family to the National Museum in Prague.”

World-renowned cellist Gary Hoffman will perform his own cadenzas in the piece, since the original cadenzas written by Haydn were lost.

In addition to Haydn’s cello concerto, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor. This work differs from the first half of the evenings program in countless ways, most notably the fact that Haydn’s cello concerto was written around 1761 and Mahler’s 5th some 140 years later. However, this span of time will offer the audience a broad and intriguing look into the evolution of classical music, from Haydn to Mahler, pieces written in very different times in very different styles.

For more information on how to take advantage of Bravo’s local’s appreciation night ticket offer, call 877-812-5700.

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