Bravo! Vail on July 29
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Bravo! Vail

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Tchaikovsky and Berlioz


Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado


1 hour & 45 minutes

Date & Times


Jul, 2020

Wednesday, 6:00 PM

Event Info

Ticket packages and single tickets are available from the Bravo! Vail Box Office at or (877) 812-5700. Box Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT), Monday through Friday.

Program To Include


Piano Concerto No. 1



Symphonie fantastique


Bramwell Tovey


Bramwell Tovey


Bramwell Tovey


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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Beatrice Rana


Beatrice Rana


Beatrice Rana


Pianist Beatrice Rana has shaken the international classical music world, and has performed at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals. She collaborates with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Chailly, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, Jun Märkl, Trevor Pinnock, James Gaffigan, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Lahav Shani, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Susanna Mälkki, Leonard Slatkin, Kent Nagano, and Zubin Mehta.

In upcoming seasons she makes debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Orquesta Nacional de España, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre national de Lyon. She is also scheduled to return to the Pittsburgh, Danish National, Dallas, and Antwerp symphony orchestras, and to tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, Vienna Symphony and Orozco-Estrada, and Philharmonia Zurich and Luisi. She plays recitals at the Berlin Philharmonie, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Foundation, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, Lugano’s LAC, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Madrid’s Scherzo Great Performers series, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, and London’s Wigmore Hall.

An exclusive Warner Classics artist, Ms. Rana received acclaim for her recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Her most recent album features works by Stravinsky and Ravel.

Beatrice Rana won First Prize at the Montreal International Competition in 2011, and the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013. Born in Italy into a family of musicians, she currently lives in Rome where she is continuing her studies with her lifetime mentor, Benedetto Lupo, having studied previously with Arie Vardi at Hanover’s Hochschule für Musik.

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