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Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Wagner, Joel Thompson, and Brahms

Jul 20

Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra reprise Joel Thompson’s To See the Sky, which they premiered in March. Also on the program: the Prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, full of lyricism and fanfare, and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, in which joy and sorrow seem to be in constant battle.

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Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO


Program to Include


Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Joel Thompson

To See the Sky (World Premiere–NY Phil Co-Commission with the American Composers Forum, Atlanta Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Bravo! Vail Music Festival)


Symphony No. 4


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.

Learn more about Jaap van Zweden