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Did You Hear The News?

Puccini’s Tosca is coming to Bravo! Vail 

July 11 & 13, 2019

Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott recently announced that Bravo! Vail will present The Philadelphia Orchestra and four world-renowned soloists (names to be announced soon) performing Puccini's Tosca, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This unprecedented production for Bravo! Vail will reunite The Philadelphia Orchestra with director James Alexander and production company SymphonyV, whose imaginative design will transport audiences to Rome in the 1800s. 

The project marks a transformation and deepening of the relationship between Bravo! Vail and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin is the powerful voice behind this bold new idea. His dream for the Festival is to realize two performances of Tosca, utilizing the beautiful Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater as the set. As Music Director of both The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera, Nézet-Séguin is singularly qualified to guide this project.

Tosca was a truly special highlight of our past season in Philadelphia, and it brings me great joy to take this grand opera on the road for our 2019 Bravo! Vail residency,” said Nézet-Séguin. “I absolutely love opera and it has had an important impact on my life. I look forward to delighting Vail audiences with one of the greatest Italian operas ever composed, paired with an all-star cast and the unparalleled sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra. I know it will be a memorable experience for everyone involved.”

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There's still time to see the Fabulous Philadelphians!

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The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2018 residency has put the revered
“Philadelphia Sound” on full display through programs that have featured collaborations with international superstars.  

There are still TWO performances remaining! Join us to witness the
renowned, distinctive sound and a legacy of innovation that
The Philadelphia Orchestra has been delivering Bravo! audiences since 2007.

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Friday, July 13 | 6:00PM
Featuring: Augustin Hadelich, violin

MOZART: “Prague” Symphony
BARBER: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Haydn Variations

Kensho Watanabe conducts Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year Augustin Hadelich as he returns to Vail with Barber’s explosively brilliant concerto and Brahms’ Haydn Variations are nothing less than inspired perfection.

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Saturday, July 14 | 6:00PM
Featuring: Daniil Trifonov, piano

SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1
HUMPERDINCK: Selections from Hansel and Gretel
WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser

Daniil Trifonov, whose stunning surprise debut electrified audiences last season, returns to Vail with Rachmaninoff's first piano concerto. Conducted by James Gaffigan, this enchanting program is filled with mythological romance and fairy-tale charms.

Annie's Spotlight

Anne-Marie McDermott

Bravo! Vail Artistic Director

This summer marks the fourth year of Bravo! Vail’s
Piano Fellows Program! It also marks the first time I enlisted the help of a friend, the extraordinary pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in planning this year’s program. Jean-Yves immediately recommended one of his most promising students from the Colburn School, Albert Cano Smit. I thought Albert would be a wonderful match for another young pianist,
Do-Hyun Kim (winner of last year’s Young Concert Artists Auditions, which was so influential for my own early career). Together, Jean-Yves and I planned a “Four Pianists/Two Pianos” recital program, as well as two public Master Classes. Sharing a stage with three inspiring keyboard artists is a personal joy for me, and it is a huge privilege to showcase and nurture these exciting young talents, especially in partnership with such an esteemed colleague and collaborator as Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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