Bravo! Vail on July 22
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Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail: Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns

Location

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado

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Duration

1 hour & 29 minutes

Date & Times

22

Jul, 2018

Sunday, 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

Tchaikovsky

Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

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Copland

An Outdoor Overture

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Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto No. 1

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Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3, Organ

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Artists

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson has served in numerous artistic leadership positions, such as chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and a transformative 13-year tenure as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, solidifying its status among the nation’s most innovative, establishing fruitful relationships with a spectrum of artists, and garnering a 2014 Grammy for the Nonesuch release of John Adams’s City Noir. Conductor, artist, thinker, and American musical visionary, he is a highly sought-after podium figure in the worlds of opera, orchestral, and new music, celebrated worldwide as a champion of contemporary composers, an ingenious and adventurous programmer, and a masterful communicator whose passionate advocacy for the art form is widely recognized. 

Mr. Robertson’s earlier leadership positions include posts at the Orchestre national de Lyon, Ensemble InterContemporain as a protégé of Pierre Boulez, principal guest conductor at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a Carnegie Hall Perspectives Artist, where he has conducted numerous orchestras. He appears regularly with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and other major European orchestras and festivals. He continues a longstanding collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, and conducts numerous North American ensembles, including the Montreal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, National, Houston, and Dallas symphony orchestras and the Juilliard Orchestra, where he serves as director of conducting studies, distinguished visiting faculty. 

He continues to build upon his deep conducting relationship with The Metropolitan Opera, including James Robinson’s production of Porgy and Bess (2019) and the premiere of Phelim McDermott’s production of Così fan tutte (2018). Since his 1996 Met Opera debut, leading Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, he has conducted projects ranging from The Met premiere of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer (2014) to the 2016 revival of Janáček’s Jenůfa; and many favorites. He conducts at the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, and those in Rome, San Francisco, and Santa Fe.

David Robertson is the recipient of numerous awards, and in 2010 was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. He is devoted to supporting young musicians and has worked with students at festivals ranging from Aspen to Tanglewood to Lucerne. 

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George Li

Piano

George Li

Piano

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Piano

Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, pianist George Li has established an international reputation, collaborating regularly with major orchestras and conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Manfred Honeck, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas, among others.

In the 2019–20 season, Mr. Li performs with the Baltimore, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, and New Jersey symphony orchestras, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic and National Arts Centre Orchestra. He appears at the Vienna Musikverein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, and recently completed an eight-concert tour of Germany with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recent engagements include the New York, London, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Oslo, and St. Petersburg philharmonic orchestras; the San Francisco Symphony; the Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, and Montreal symphony orchestras; and the Philharmonia, DSO Berlin, and Orchestra national de Lyon. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival, and various venues throughout Russia.

In recital, Mr. Li has performed at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Hall, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, Paris’s Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, and Amici della Musica Firenze. He has appeared at the Edinburgh International, Verbier, Ravinia, Aix-en-Provence, and Montreux festivals, among others.

George Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album (recorded live at the Mariinsky) released in 2017. His second recording for the label features Liszt solo works and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, recorded live with Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic and released in 2019.

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Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle has been the organist of the New York Philharmonic since 1994 and of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1993. He is also director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, where he leads the Great Music in a Great Space series. In 2015 he became chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, a historically distinguished program whose alumni include David Higgs, now the chairman of the acclaimed Eastman School Organ Department.

Kent Tritle performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony with the New York Philharmonic in June 2010, conducted by Andrew Davis. He is featured in the Philharmonic’s recordings of Brahms’s A German Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd, conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs. His other releases include The Romantic Organ and Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola, and recordings of Kevin Oldham’s Organ Symphony No. 1; Duruflé’s Suite for Organ, Op. 5; and works played on the Noack tracker organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.

Mr. Tritle performs regularly as an organ recitalist in Europe and across the United States. Recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, King’s College (Cambridge), Westminster Abbey, and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is also music director of the Oratorio Society of New York and of Musica Sacra, and director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music. In more than 150 concerts presented by the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series from 1989 to 2011, Kent Tritle conducted the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a broad repertoire of sacred works, from Renaissance masses and oratorio masterworks to premieres by notable living composers, earning praise for building the choir and the concert series into one of the highlights of the New York concert scene. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Tritle was music director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. He also hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly radio program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music on New York’s WQXR from 2010 to 2014.

Kent Tritle has made more than a dozen recordings on the Telarc, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, VAI, and MSR Classics labels. Among his most recent are two with Musica Sacra. The first, Eternal Reflections: Choral Music of Robert Paterson, is a 2015 release about which Gramophone magazine said: “As shaped by Music Director Kent Tritle, the myriad hues, lyricism and nobility in Paterson’s music emerge in all their splendour. The choristers of Musica Sacra lift their lines from the page, bringing passionate and lucid life to the varied challenges.” The second is Messages to Myself, an acclaimed recording of five new works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis. In 2013 Mr. Tritle led a recording of Juraj Filas’s Requiem, Oratio Spei, dedicated to the victims of 9/11, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra; vocal soloists Ana María Martínez, Matthew Plenk, and Filip Bandzak; and the Kühn Choir.

Kent Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Juilliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

For more information, visit www.kenttritle.com.

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Hank Gutman

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

Hank Gutman

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

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