The Philadelphia Orchestra kicked off its 2015 Bravo! Vail festival residency last week with an Opening Night concert featuring Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Măcelaru and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Here, Cristi leads rehearsal at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater the morning of Friday, July 10.
Garrick Ohlsson rehearses Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestra on Friday, July 10. His masterful performace later that evening brought the audience to its feet, amid thunderous applause.
The Orchestra receives a warm welcome from Bravo! Vail Executive Director John Giovando and Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott prior to the start of the Opening Night concert.
Maestro Măcelaru leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its Bravo! Vail Opening Night concert to a packed house.
On Saturday, July 11, audiences enjoyed an evening of Pixar in Concert, led by Maestro Măcelaru. Before the concert began, those who stuck it out in the rain were treated to a magestic sighting: a double rainbow! (Photo: Zach Mahone)
It was so wonderful to see so many families, and kids of all ages, in the audience for this concert. A great program for the whole family! (Photo: Zach Mahone)
Pixar in Concert features music from all your favorite Disney Pixar films: Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Monsters Inc., Ratatouille, and more. (Photo: Zach Mahone)
Cristian Măcelaru leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Pixar in Concert, Saturday, July 11, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, as part of the Bravo! Vail festival residency. This is the Orchestra's ninth year participating in the festival, which was named one of the Top Ten "Can't Miss" Classical Music Festivals in the U.S. by NPR. (Photo: Zach Mahone)
On Sunday, July 12, Robert Spano joined the Orchestra in Vail for a program featuring Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto, and Dvořák's Ninth Symphony ("From the New World"). Maestro Spano made his Bravo! Vail debut that evening!
Curtis Institute of Music graduate Benjamin Beilman joined the Orchestra for a rehearsal of Jennifer Higdon's Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto.
After bringing the audience to its feet, Maestro Robert Spano leads the Orchestra in an encore performance of Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 1.
A free day in Vail lends itself to exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains.