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

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 / Piano

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor / Piano

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor / Piano

Grammy and Juno Award–winning conductor / composer Bramwell Tovey has recently added the title of artistic director of Calgary Opera Company to his role as principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and artistic advisor to the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Following an 18-year tenure as music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), which concluded in summer 2018, he returns as music director emeritus. Under his leadership the VSO toured China, South Korea, Canada, and the United States. His innovations included the establishment of the VSO School of Music; the VSO’s annual contemporary music festival; and the VSO Orchestral Institute at Whistler, a comprehensive summer orchestral training program for young musicians.

During the 2019–20 season Mr. Tovey returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra for its Christmas concerts and New Year’s Eve Gala, and conducts the New York Philharmonic’s summer Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer. In addition to monthly appearances in London, his guest conducting takes him to Scandinavia, San Diego, and Sarasota.

In 2003 he won the Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. His song cycle Ancestral Voices, which addresses the issue of reconciliation and was written for Kwagiulth mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, was premiered in June 2017. His trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony for principal trumpet Andrew McCandless and performed in 2014 by Alison Balsom with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. A recording of his opera, The Inventor, commissioned by Calgary Opera, features the original cast, members of UBC Opera, and the VSO.

Previously music director of Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg, he led the world premiere of Penderecki’s Eighth Symphony on the opening of the principality’s Philharmonie. He won the Prix d’or of the Academie Lyrique Française for their recording of Jean Cras’s 1922 opera, Polyphème, and they toured to China, South Korea, the United States, and Europe.

Recipient of the Oskar Morawetz 2015 Prize for Excellence in Music Performance, Mr Tovey was appointed an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 for services to music. He has been artistic director of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain since 2006.

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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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