Bravo! Vail

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra’s 16th annual summer residency there, July 20–27, 2018, performing six orchestra concerts complemented by a chamber music concert performed by the New York Philharmonic String Quartet. Tickets are available at

The concerts are as follows:
Friday, July 20: Bramwell Tovey will conduct the residency’s opening program, Bernstein on Broadway, a celebration of Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein’s centennial year. This concert focuses on Bernstein’s musical theater contributions, with songs from On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story, and Candide, all of which were nominated for or won Tony Awards, performed by Laura Osnes and vocalists to be announced at a later date.

Saturday, July 21: Bramwell Tovey continues the Bernstein salute by leading Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from the piano (which Bernstein himself did at the Philharmonic), and conducting Bernstein’s own Chichester Psalms (which the Philharmonic premiered under the maestro’s direction) and selections from Copland’s Old American Songs with the Colorado Symphony Chorus, directed by Duain Wolfe.

Sunday, July 22: David Robertson will conduct Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with George Li in his Philharmonic debut, and Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3, Organ, featuring Philharmonic organist Kent Tritle.

Tuesday, July 24: the New York Philharmonic String Quartet performs Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76, No. 2; Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9; and Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2.

Wednesday, July 25: David Robertson will conduct Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole with Concertmaster Frank Huang as soloist, Debussy’s La Mer, Ravel’s Boléro, and Berlioz’s Le Corsaire Overture.

Thursday, July 26: Joshua Weilerstein, former Philharmonic Assistant Conductor, will lead Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, his sister, as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Friday, July 27: residency will conclude with Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, with Louis Lortie as soloist, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and Ravel’s orchestration of Debussy’s Sarabande et Danse. Hans Graf conducts.