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Yannick and the Orchestra in Vail

A Return to the Bravo! Vail Festival, Part 2

Posted by:  The Philadelphia Orchestra on July 20, 2021

The second half of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival saw former Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève lead First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang in Barber’s Violin Concerto and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin return for two concerts. The musicians continued to enjoy the many outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch (far left) leads a Little Listener’s Concert at the Avon Public Library in Avon, CO. Joining her are (left to right) Bravo! Vail Piano Fellow Dominic Cheli, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, clarinetist Socrates Villegas, percussionist Angela Zator Nelson, and Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Little tykes of all ages enjoy the Little Listeners Concert.

First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang plays Barber’s Violin Concerto on a program with former Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Denève is joined backstage following the concert by (left to right) Oscar and Agnes Hsu-Tang, Beth Johnston, Philadelphia Orchestra Board Chair Ralph W. Muller, and Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky.

One of the more popular activities is riding the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster at Vail Mountain Resort. Photo: Hai-Ye Ni

Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni takes a selfie while riding the Forest Flyer.

Violinist Paul Arnold continued his survey of the beautiful scenery with a visit to Arches National Park. Photo by Paul Arnold

Ute Indian petroglyphs at Arches National Park. Photo: Paul Arnold

On Booth Falls Trail. Photo: Paul Arnold

Longtime Orchestra friend Yefim Bronfman joins Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Bronfman and Yannick acknowledge the appreciative crowd. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Yannick leads the Bravo! Vail premiere of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 Photo: Tomas Cohen


Yannick and the Orchestra take a bow. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Beautiful scenery on the way to Steamboat Springs. Photo: Paul Arnold

Minturn, CO. Photo: Paul Arnold

On Vail Mountain. Photo: Paul Arnold

Queen Anne’s Lace on Vail Mountain. Photo: Paul Arnold

Yannick opened the Orchestra’s final concert of the 2021 residency with Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout, written during the COVID-19 pandemic to honor the frontline workers. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Anne-Marie McDermott plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Photo: Tomas Cohen

Following Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, Yannick and the Orchestra treat the audience to an encore, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 19. Photo: Tomas Cohen

A final bow and farewell to the 2021 residency. Photo: Tomas Cohen

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