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Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden, Igor Levit, and Christopher Martin

Jul 19

Igor Levit (“like no other pianist,” exclaimed The New Yorker) and NY Phil Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin share the spotlight in Shostakovich’s concerto for piano and trumpet. Jaap van Zweden conducts the program, which is bookended by symphonies by Prokofiev and Felix Mendelssohn.

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Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO


Program to Include


Symphony No. 1, Classical


Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings

Fe. Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 3, Scottish


Jaap van Zweden Conductor

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He has also served as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2012, and became Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic in 2024. He will become Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in September 2026, after serving as its Music Director Designate in the 2025–26 season. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other distinguished ensembles.

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Christopher Martin Trumpet

Christopher Martin is one of the leading classical trumpet voices on the world stage. He joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, in September 2016. He served as principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for 11 seasons, and enjoyed a distinctive career of more than 20 years in some of America’s finest orchestras, including as principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and associate principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in October 2016, performing Ligeti’s The Mysteries of the Macabre, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert.

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Igor Levit Piano

With an alert and critical mind, pianist Igor Levit places his art in the context of social events and understands it as inseparably linked to them. As a recitalist he regularly performs at the world’s most renowned concert halls and festivals. He is regular soloist with the world’s leading ensembles, such as The Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic. In the spring of 2021 he and the Lucerne Festival announced a multiyear collaboration for a new piano festival curated by Levit; its first edition takes place in May 2023.

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