New York Philharmonic celebrates a decade at Vail Valley

Posted on: July 20, 2012

Thursday’s (7/19) Vail Daily (Colorado) reports, “The New York Philharmonic is back in town. To launch its 10th anniversary residency at the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival, the New York Philharmonic presents the first of six concerts Friday night, when it hosts the debut of teenage piano sensation Benjamin Grosvenor, just named one of the year’s top 10 Britons by London’s Daily Telegraph. Among other highlights of the residency are the Vail premieres of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Nielsen’s Third Symphony, both led by music director Alan Gilbert; the Second Piano Concertos of Tchaikovsky and Brahms with Festival Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman, respectively; seminal symphonies by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky; guest conducting spots by Andrey Boreyko and Bramwell Tovey; and a program showcasing favorite Gershwin songs with Canadian coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl. … To honor the silver anniversary season, a number of important works are being presented for the first time this summer in Vail. These premiere performances include Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, with McDermott on Saturday. … Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic conclude its festival season on July 27 with Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, coupled with the Vail premiere of Mozart’s monumental Mass in C minor.”

Posted July 20, 2012