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Bravo! Vail: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin

Jul 24

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is front and center in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, one of the most iconic works of the 20th century. Santtu-Matias Rouvali also conducts an overture by Farrenc and Dvořák’s cheerful Eighth Symphony.

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Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO



1 Hour 30 Minutes with Intermission

Program to Include


Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1


Overture No. 2


Rhapsody in Blue


Symphony No. 8


Santtu-Matias Rouvali Conductor

The 2024–25 season is Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s fourth year as principal conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and he continues as chief conductor of Gothenburg Symphony. He is honorary conductor of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, close to his home in Finland. In summer 2024, he and the Philharmonia continue their residency in Mikkeli, Finland, and return to the Edinburgh International Festival, performing the Verdi Requiem. He also conducts the New York Philharmonic in two concerts at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.

Learn more about Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Lisa Anderson Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

For more than three decades Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed worldwide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. From the start of his career, he has delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he has transcribed himself. His profound professional friendships crisscross the globe and have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art.

Learn more about Jean-Yves Thibaudet


These performances of Joel Thompson’s New Work are made possible with generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

American Composers Forum support is made possible by The Thelma E. Hunter Fund in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.