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Bravo! Vail: Bramwell Tovey Conducts American Classics

Location

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado

Directions
Date & Times

21

Jul, 2017

Friday, 6:00 PM

Event Info

Ticket packages (and, starting April 18, single tickets) are available from the Bravo! Vail Box Office at bravovail.org or (877) 812-5700. Box Office hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM. (MDT), Monday through Friday.

Program

Ives/Orch. Schuman

Variations on America

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Gershwin/Arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra

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Gershwin

Selected songs

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Bernstein

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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Gershwin

An American in Paris

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Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

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Conductor

Grammy and Juno Award–winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured to China, South Korea, the United States, and across Canada. Mr. Tovey is also the artistic adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall in downtown Vancouver that opened in 2011. His tenure has included complete symphonic cycles of works by Beethoven, Mahler, and Brahms, as well as the establishment of an annual festival dedicated to contemporary music. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus. 

In the 2016–17 season Mr. Tovey returns as guest conductor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra (directing its 2016–17 New Year’s celebrations), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Toronto.

Also a composer, Bramwell Tovey won the 2003 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for Requiem for a Charred Skull, his work for chorus and brass, and he has received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Calgary Opera, the last of which premiered his first full-length opera, The Inventor, in 2011. A recording of the work by the VSO with the University of British Columbia Opera and the original cast was made for Naxos and is scheduled for release this season. In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Alison Balsom as soloist, who performed the work again with The Philadelphia Orchestra in December 2014.

Bramwell Tovey has appeared as piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Scottish Orchestra, and the Sydney, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Toronto symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2014 he played and conducted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in Saratoga with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed his own Pictures in the Smoke with the Melbourne and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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J’Nai Bridges

Mezzo-Soprano

J’Nai Bridges

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano

In the 2016–17 season American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her debuts at San Francisco Opera and Bavarian Staatsoper as Bersi in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, at Los Angeles Opera as Nefertiti in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and at Vancouver Opera as Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. She also makes featured appearances with the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration at Carnegie Hall, with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and with the NDR Symphony Orchestra in its inaugural week in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

Ms. Bridges’s recent roles include Carmen in the World Premiere of Jimmy López’s Bel Canto with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with San Diego Opera, and the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Wolf Trap Opera. She has also appeared in concert with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the NDR Symphony Orchestra in her first performances of Ravel’s Shéhérazade.

In 2015 J’Nai Bridges represented the United States at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She was a recipient of a 2016 Richard Tucker Career grant and the first prize winner at the 2016 Francisco Viñas International Competition and the 2015 Gerda Lissner Competition. She previously completed a three-year residency with the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago and was a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival.

She earned her master’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

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