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2016 Bravo! Vail Residency Begins

The Philharmonic has headed out West for their 14th-annual residency at Bravo! Vail in scenic Colorado. Check out photos from their first three concerts — with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Timothy Brock, and Juraj Valčuha; soloists Javier Perianes, Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Yefim Bronfman; and music by Massenet, Falla, Charlie Chaplin with a screening of City Lights, Kodály, Liszt, Dvořák, and Ravel. Stay tuned for photos from the full residency.

Photos by Zach Mahone Photography

PHOTOS: Final Concerts in Vail

Alan Gilbert joined the Philharmonic in beautiful Colorado for the Orchestra's final concerts as part of its 13th annual Bravo! Vail summer residency. Midori joined for Mendelssohn, 15-year-old Mikayla Wilson conducted the Orchestra in Sousa thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Molina family, Julia Bullock and Ben Bliss brought West Side Story's Tony and Maria, and Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps took the spotlight for Mozart's Sinfonia concertante. See you next summer, Vail!

PHOTOS: The Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail

The New York Philharmonic is back in picturesque Colorado for its 13th annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail. Over the weekend the Orchestra performed the first three concerts of its six-concert residency. The ever-witty Bramwell Tovey led two programs — one with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, the other with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott — and former Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein reunited with the Philharmonic and his sister, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, for Tchaikovsky. Plus Philharmonic musicians worked with the Very Young Composers of Vail.

PHOTOS: Broadway Night with the Philharmonic

Broadway joined the New York Philharmonic in Vail, Colorado, last night for Broadway Night with the Philharmonic: The Music of Frank Loesser. Led by Ted Sperling, the Orchestra brought the house down with Broadway stars Laura Osnes, Christine Ebersole, and Santino Fontana with showstoppers from Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Most Happy Fella, Where’s Charley?, and Hans Christian Andersen.

The Philharmonic's 12th-annual Bravo! Vail summer residency concludes tonight with Bramwell Tovey, pianist Joyce Yang, and a rousing Russian program.

NY Philharmonic Bravo Vail

NY Philharmonic Bravo Vail Laura Osnes Santino Fontana Christine Ebersole

Photos by Zach Mahone Photography.

BREAKING NEWS: Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana star in The Sound of Music #justkidding

Plus, a view from the stage via Third Horn Leelanee Sterrett, reporting from Twitter:

And a backstage tweet from Laura Osnes:

PHOTOS: Copland in Colorado

The New York Philharmonic's 12th-annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail continued last night with a rousing all-American program. Bramwell Tovey led Copland's Clarinet Concerto with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio in the spotlight — plus Gershwin favorites, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, and Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite.

The encore? Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, of course. 

Photos by Zach Mahone Photography.

Plus, a special dispatch from Bramwell Tovey himself:


[Insert Bow Hair Joke]: Vail Twitpic Becomes WQXR Photo of the Day

Yesterday a twitpic (a photo posted on Twitter) by violinist Sharon Yamada of three Orchestra members horsing around on an off day in Vail has gone viral. It is everywhere.

Well, not by mass pop-culture standards. But the tweet was favorited and retweeted quite a bit, and WQXR made it their Photo of the Day.

"Spotted near Vail, Colorado: New York Philharmonic violists Rebecca Young and Rémi Pelletier and violinist Sarah Pratt rehearse on horseback," the WQXR story began. It closed with an interesting riff on "another famous fiddler with a love of horses: Eugene Fodor Jr., the flamboyant virtuoso who was dubbed the 'cowboy violinist" during the 1970s and '80s.'" Follow the link for the whole story.

PHOTOS: Weekend Concerts at Bravo! Vail

Over the weekend, Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra gave three concerts in scenic Vail, Colorado, for the first half of the Philharmonic's 12th-annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail. Joined by soloists Yefim Bronfman and Principal Oboe Liang Wang, the Orchestra performed music from Beethoven to Liszt, from Strauss to Rouse, and dedicated opening night to the memory of former Music Director Lorin Maazel.

PHOTOS: First Rehearsal of Bravo! Vail Summer Residency

The New York Philharmonic has arrived in scenic, sunny Vail, Colorado, for its 12th-annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail

The opening concert is tonight, but first Alan Gilbert, the Orchestra, and Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman rehearse.

Bravo! Vail NY Philharmonic

Bravo! Vail NY Philharmonic

Photos by Zach Mahone Photography

Plus, we got some dispatches from violinist Hae-Young Ham via Facebook:

Bravo! Vail Yefim Bronfman NY Philharmonic Hae-Young Ham

And from Third Horn Leelanee Sterrett on Twitter:

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