The New York Philharmonic reunited with Music Director Jaap van Zweden and live audiences after almost a year and a half in their return to the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, following last summer’s interruption in this annual residency that began in 2003. Maestro and Orchestra performed repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Jessie Montgomery and Carlos Simon in the first four of the Orchestra’s six concerts. They were joined by three dynamic pianists who are Philharmonic friends — Daniil Trifonov, Conrad Tao, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet — and Principal Cello Carter Brey was the soloist in the Philharmonic’s first livestream from Vail.
Coming up tonight: Bramwell Tovey’s return for the residency’s final two concerts.
(Photos: Zach Mahone)