Bravo! Vail on July 21

The New York Philharmonic

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Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail: Gershwin and Bernstein

Location

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado

Directions
Duration

1 hour & 12 minutes

Date & Times

21

Jul, 2018

Saturday, 6:00 PM

Event Info

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

Program To Include

Gershwin

"Oh Kay" Overture

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Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra

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Copland

Old American Songs

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Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

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Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor and Piano

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor and Piano

Bramwell Tovey David Cooper

Conductor and Piano

Grammy and Juno award–winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured China, Korea, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Tovey is also the artistic adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall which opened in downtown Vancouver in 2011. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus.

The 2017–18 season in Vancouver includes tours in the fall and spring showcasing the orchestra in their home state as well as key east coast Canadian cities. Other engagements will take Mr. Tovey to the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Houston, Toronto, and Melbourne symphonies, as well as returns to summer festivals in Vail, Tanglewood, and the Hollywood Bowl.

An active composer, Bramwell Tovey won the 2003 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. Past commissions include the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Calgary Opera, which premiered his first full length opera, The Inventor, in 2011 (a recording of which by the VSO with UBC Opera and the original cast has been released on Naxos). In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra with Alison Balsom as soloist in both concerts.

A talented pianist as well as conductor and composer, he has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and Sydney, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Toronto, and Royal Scottish National 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 Symphonies and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Tovey was music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 2001, and music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg from 2002 to 2006.

Bramwell Tovey is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and holds honorary degrees from the universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, Kwantlen, and Winnipeg. In 2013 he was appointed an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada for services to music.

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Owen Wolfinger

Boy Soprano

Owen Wolfinger

Boy Soprano

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Colorado Symphony Chorus

Chorus

Colorado Symphony Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

The 2016–17 Colorado Symphony concert season marks the 33rd year of the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Founded in 1984 by Duain Wolfe at the request of Gaetano Delogu, then the symphony’s music director, the chorus has grown over the past three decades into a nationally respected ensemble of 180 volunteers joining the Colorado Symphony for numerous live performances and radio and television broadcasts to critical acclaim. The chorus has appeared at noted music festivals in the Rocky Mountain region, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, where it has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For more than two decades, the chorus has been featured at the Aspen Music Festival with conductors including Lawrence Foster, James Levine, Murry Sidlin, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and David Zinman. The Colorado Symphony Chorus’s recordings include a Naxos release of Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 4 and a recent Hyperion release of Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and Stephen Hough’s Missa Mirabilis. In 2009, in celebration of the chorus’s 25th anniversary, Duain Wolfe conducted the chorus on a three-country, two-week concert tour of Europe, presenting the Verdi Requiem in Budapest, Vienna, Litomysl, and Prague. In 2016 the chorus returned to Europe for concerts in Paris, Strasbourg, and Munich. Singers travel to Denver each week — from Evergreen to Lochbuie and Boulder to Castle Rock — for a total of about 80 rehearsals and performances a year.

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Duain Wolfe

Director

Duain Wolfe

Director

Director

Recently awarded two Grammys for Best Choral Performance and Best Classical Recording, Duain Wolfe is the founding director and conductor of the Colorado Symphony Chorus and music director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, presiding over each for 33 and 23 seasons, respectively. He has received an honorary doctor of musical arts from the University of Denver, the Bonfils Stanton Award in the Arts and Humanities, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, and the Michael Korn Award for the Development of the Professional Choral Art. Mr. Wolfe is also founder-director of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, from which he retired in 1999 after 25 years. Duain Wolfe has also directed and prepared choruses for the Ravinia, Bravo! Vail, Berkshire, Aspen, and Grand Teton music festivals.

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