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VIDEO: The Weilerstein Siblings Perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Vail

It was a reunion of friends and family at Bravo! Vail on Thursday, July 26: former Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein led Elgar’s moving Cello Concerto with MacArthur “genius grant” recipient and frequent Philharmonic collaborator Alisa Weilerstein — his sister. The concert was part of the Orchestra’s 16th annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail.

PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Concludes

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.

VIDEO: New York Philharmonic String Quartet Performs Borodin’s Nocturne in Vail

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet (Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey) performed the famous Nocturne from Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2, charming the audience at Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series on July 24. Fun fact: that gorgeous theme became the song “And This Is My Beloved” in the Tony Award–winning musical Kismet, which used Borodin’s music throughout. The concert was part of the Orchestra’s 16th annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail.

PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Begins

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.

VIDEO: Bernstein @ 100 in Vail: “Wrong Note Rag” from Wonderful Town

The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, saluted the great composer-conductor and former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein during his centennial year with a program celebrating his great Broadway hits. Here, Annaleigh Ashford and Laura Osnes (with an assist by Santino Fontana) delight the crowd with “Wrong Note Rag” from his show Wonderful Town. The concert, on July 20, 2018, was part of the Orchestra’s 16th annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Concludes

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency concluded with a New York–themed concert featuring music by former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein and Gershwin, whom the late maestro championed. After the residency, Very Young Composers of Shanghai saw the World Premieres of their original music, composed under the guidance of New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra educators. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

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