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Week four of Bravo! continues with the long-awaited opening of the New York Philharmonic Friday

Daily Staff Report

Celebrate the pinnacle of the Festival’s concert season with the New York

Philharmonic, opening on Friday at 6 p.m.at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail. The orchestra will be led by internationally renowned conductor Lorin Maazel and will be accompanied by violinist Yura Lee performing passionate works including Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor.

Beethoven’s Egmont Overture is a special treat that tells the story of a heroic fight against tyranny and excesses of power and is a tribute to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Egmont,” a drama about the liberation of the Netherlands from Spanish rule.


The New York Philharmonic continues its residency on Saturdayat 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail performing the Festive Classics concert, with conductor Roberto Minczuk and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing familiar favorites including Ginastera’s Estancia Dances, Gershwin’s Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra; Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite” and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.”

Gershwin’s Concerto in F was his debut into symphonic writing and represents the young enthusiastic spirit of American life with its quick, pulsating Charleston rhythm. It’s aimed for the the whole family.


Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail, the New York Philharmonic will again be led by internationally renowned Conductor Maazel and the pianist Thibaudet. This concert will feature deeply emotional melodies including Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture, Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Sibelius’s Symphony.

Grieg’s influence on Norwegian music and Sibelius’s influence on Finnish music helped shape a standard for Scandinavian music that integrated Norse mythology, poetry, and folk music with a harmonic language and rhythmic elements unrivaled still today. The audience will find solace, joy and simplicity in this evening’s repertoire.


The festival continues Monday at 6 p.m. with the fourth of the Linda and Mitch Hart Soiree Series at the Claggett-Rey Gallery. Titled “Tender and Tantalizing,” the soiree will feature music by Foote and Debussy played by Eugenia Zukerman, flute; members of the Rossetti String Quartet: Timothy Fain, violin; Henry Gronnier, violin; Thomas Diener, viola; and Eric Gaenslen, cello. An intimate dinner with the artists catered by Alpenrose

will follow the concert. Tickets are $200 per person.


The Chamber Music Classics series continues on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.,

at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek with Chamber Music Classics III. Featured works include Beethoven’s Trio in C Minor for Strings, played by New York Philharmonic musicians: Michelle Kim, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola and Carter Brey, cello. Works from Chopin will be featured including the Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Etude in F Major and Grande Valse brillante in E-Flat Major played by Thibaudet.

Finally, Franck’s Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings will be played by

Thibaudet and the Rossetti String Quartet.

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