Bravo! Vail on July 22

The New York Philharmonic

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Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail: Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns

Location

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail, Colorado

Directions
Duration

1 hour & 29 minutes

Date & Times

22

Jul, 2018

Sunday, 6:00 PM

Event Info

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

Program

Tchaikovsky

Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

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Copland

An Outdoor Overture

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Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto No. 1

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Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3, Organ

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Artists

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson

Conductor

David Robertson — conductor, artist, thinker, and American musical visionary — occupies some of the most prominent platforms on the international music scene. A highly sought-after podium figure in the worlds of opera, orchestral music, and new music, Mr. Robertson is celebrated as a champion of contemporary composers, an ingenious and adventurous programmer, and a masterful communicator. 

Following a fall 2018 European tour with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Robertson kicks off his valedictory 2019 season as its chief conductor and artistic director. In the 2018–19 season, he returns to Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, BBC Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. He continues his collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, and conducts the Toronto, Montreal, Cincinnati, and Dallas symphony orchestras and the Juilliard Orchestra, where he begins his tenure as director of conducting studies, distinguished visiting professor. 

Mr. Robertson recently completed his transformative 13-year tenure as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, where he solidified its status as one of the nation’s most enduring and innovative ensembles, established fruitful relationships with a spectrum of artists, and garnered a 2014 Grammy Award for the Nonesuch release of John Adams’s City Noir.

He has served in artistic leadership positions at the Orchestre national de Lyon; as a protégé of Pierre Boulez at the Ensemble Intercontemporain; as principal guest conductor at the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and as a Perspectives Artist at Carnegie Hall, where he has conducted numerous orchestras. He appears regularly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and other major European orchestras and festivals.

In the spring of 2018, Mr. Robertson built upon his deep relationship with The Metropolitan Opera, conducting the premiere of Phelim McDermott’s celebrated production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Since his 1996 debut in Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, he has conducted a breathtaking range of projects, including The Met premiere of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer (2014), the 2016 revival of Janáček’s Jenůfa, and many favorites. He has frequent projects at the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, and the San Francisco and Santa Fe Operas.

David Robertson is the recipient of numerous musical and artistic awards, and in 2010 was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. He is devoted to supporting young musicians and has worked with students at festivals ranging from Aspen to Tanglewood to Lucerne.

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George Li

Piano

George Li

Piano

Piano

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Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle has been the organist of the New York Philharmonic since 1994 and of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1993. He is also director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, where he leads the Great Music in a Great Space series. In 2015 he became chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, a historically distinguished program whose alumni include David Higgs, now the chairman of the acclaimed Eastman School Organ Department.

Kent Tritle performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony with the New York Philharmonic in June 2010, conducted by Andrew Davis. He is featured in the Philharmonic’s recordings of Brahms’s A German Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd, conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs. His other releases include The Romantic Organ and Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola, and recordings of Kevin Oldham’s Organ Symphony No. 1; Duruflé’s Suite for Organ, Op. 5; and works played on the Noack tracker organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.

Mr. Tritle performs regularly as an organ recitalist in Europe and across the United States. Recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, King’s College (Cambridge), Westminster Abbey, and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is also music director of the Oratorio Society of New York and of Musica Sacra, and director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music. In more than 150 concerts presented by the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series from 1989 to 2011, Kent Tritle conducted the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a broad repertoire of sacred works, from Renaissance masses and oratorio masterworks to premieres by notable living composers, earning praise for building the choir and the concert series into one of the highlights of the New York concert scene. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Tritle was music director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. He also hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly radio program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music on New York’s WQXR from 2010 to 2014.

Kent Tritle has made more than a dozen recordings on the Telarc, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, VAI, and MSR Classics labels. Among his most recent are two with Musica Sacra. The first, Eternal Reflections: Choral Music of Robert Paterson, is a 2015 release about which Gramophone magazine said: “As shaped by Music Director Kent Tritle, the myriad hues, lyricism and nobility in Paterson’s music emerge in all their splendour. The choristers of Musica Sacra lift their lines from the page, bringing passionate and lucid life to the varied challenges.” The second is Messages to Myself, an acclaimed recording of five new works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis. In 2013 Mr. Tritle led a recording of Juraj Filas’s Requiem, Oratio Spei, dedicated to the victims of 9/11, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra; vocal soloists Ana María Martínez, Matthew Plenk, and Filip Bandzak; and the Kühn Choir.

Kent Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Juilliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

For more information, visit www.kenttritle.com.

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Hank Gutman

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

Hank Gutman

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

Conductor (Tchaikovsky)

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