Today is our beloved Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday — and the end of our yearlong celebration of Lenny’s centennial year. Thank you to all who performed in and attended these events; we have loved every minute. Most of all, thank you, Lenny.
The New York Philharmonic concluded its 16th annual Bravo! Vail summer residency with a family reunion — cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her brother, former Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein — plus Concertmaster Frank Huang in evocative, seductive, virtuosic solos and pianist Louis Lortie in Ravel. David Robertson and Hans Graf led the Orchestra, and Philharmonic musicians worked with the talented Very Young Composers of Vail.
The New York Philharmonic is back in Colorado’s purple mountain majesties. Returning to Bravo! Vail for its 16th annual summer residency, the Orchestra celebrated the Broadway best of former Music Director Leonard Bernstein; Bramwell Tovey conducted and led Gershwin from the piano; pianist George Li made his debut; organist Kent Tritle had the spotlight in Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony; and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet performed Haydn, Shostakovich, and Borodin. There’s more to come, so stay tuned to What’s New.