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7:30 PM

Longwood Gardens

7:30 PM, Longwood Gardens
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Daugherty - Flamingo
Gershwin - Lullaby, for strings
Gould - American Symphonette No. 2
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Led by Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe, The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates its legacy of imagination, innovation, and excellence with an evening of music by American composers and Beethoven. Beginning with Michael Daugherty’s Flamingo, a wild and fun concerto for two tambourines, the Orchestra relaxes with George Gershwin’s charming Lullaby for strings and Morton Gould’s American Symphonette No. 2. Concluding the program is Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 1.

 
 
 
6:00 PM

Hilary Hahn Plays Mendelssohn

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Hilary Hahn - Violin
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

A revered maestro returns to Vail, and a three-time Grammy-winning violinist makers her long-awaited Bravo debut in this enchanting program filled with nuance and virtuosity.

 
6:00 PM

Denève Conducts: Magic of Music

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Bruce Adolphe - Narrator
Rossini - Overture to William Tell
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Williams - Selections from Harry Potter
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Fabulous Philadelphians evoke the vivid energy of youth through the magic of music, featuring Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, selections from Harry Potter, and Britten's beloved Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

 
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6:00 PM

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev - Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

Pianist Nicholas Angelich—declared "born to play Brahms" by The Daily Telegraph—makes his triumphant return to Vail with a concerto of grandeur and grace, which pairs beautifully with Prokofiev's evocative portrait of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

 
 
 
 
2:00 PM

Songs of the Sea

2:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Janice Carissa - Piano
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Debussy/orch. Stokowski - “The Sunken Cathedral,” from Preludes
Debussy - La Mer

A native of Indonesia and a Young Scholar of Lang Lang’s International Music Foundation, pianist Janice Carissa will make her SPAC debut performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major on August 2.

 
6:00 PM

Tosca: A Premiere Opera Production

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo - Soprano (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor (Cavaradossi)
Elchin Azizov - Baritone (Scarpia)
Richard Bernstein - Bass (Angelotti)
Patrick Carfizzi - Bass-baritone (Sacristan)
Greg Fedderly - Tenor (Spoletta)
Christopher Job - Bass-baritone (Sciarrone)
André Courville - Bass-baritone (A Jailer)
Bravo! Vail Festival Chorus
Duain Wolfe - Director
Colorado Children's Chorale
Deborah DeSantis - Director
James Alexander - Stage Director
Puccini - Tosca

The stars align in thrilling confluence for Puccini’s insanely popular opera, from its spine-tingling beginning to its tragic end. In this extraordinary outdoor setting and dramatic stage set, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin—one of the most prominent opera conductors and music director of the Metropolitan Opera—leads an all-star cast, two choruses, and the exhilarating artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra. For the first time ever, Bravo! Vail brings this ambitious production to life in Vail with bold new ideas from exceptional artists and creative visionaries.

 
6:00 PM

Mozart & Rachmaninoff

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Seong-Jin Cho - Piano
Clyne - Masquerade
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1

This wonderfully crowd-pleasing program has something for everyone: A colorful high-octane opening, Chopin Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho in his Bravo! Vail debut, and the fiercely flamboyant First Symphony of Rachmaninoff.

 
6:00 PM

Tosca: A Premiere Opera Production

6:00 PM, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo - Soprano (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor (Cavaradossi)
Elchin Azizov - Baritone (Scarpia)
Richard Bernstein - Bass (Angelotti)
Patrick Carfizzi - Bass-baritone (Sacristan)
Greg Fedderly - Tenor (Spoletta)
Christopher Job - Bass-baritone (Sciarrone)
André Courville - Bass-baritone (A Jailer)
Bravo! Vail Festival Chorus
Duain Wolfe - Director
Colorado Children's Chorale
Deborah DeSantis - Director
James Alexander - Stage Director
Puccini - Tosca

The stars align in thrilling confluence for Puccini’s insanely popular opera, from its spine-tingling beginning to its tragic end. In this extraordinary outdoor setting and dramatic stage set, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin—one of the most prominent opera conductors and music director of the Metropolitan Opera—leads an all-star cast, two choruses, and the exhilarating artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra. For the first time ever, Bravo! Vail brings this ambitious production to life in Vail with bold new ideas from exceptional artists and creative visionaries.

 
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8:00 PM

A Night of Berlioz

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Elena Perroni - Soprano
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Berlioz - Les Nuits d'été, for soprano and orchestra
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Berlioz single-handedly created the Romantic era in music with his blazing, amazing Symphonie fantastique. In this incredible piece, the orchestra becomes a storyteller, relating the hopes, loves, fears, and terrors of an artist who falls for a woman the first time he sees her, fantasizes about their life together, and suffers the terrors of the scaffold and a wild Witches’ Sabbath as retribution for killing the one he loved! The program opens with a bacchanalian tribute to La Dolce Vita that is possible only in Rome, a city both sacred and profane all at once and all the time.

 
 
8:00 PM

Broadway's Best

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Steven Reineke - Conductor
Matt Doyle - Vocalist
Betsy Wolfe - Vocalist
Lloyd Webber - Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
Menken - "Santa Fe," from Newsies
Schwartz - "Meadowlark," from The Baker's Wife
Hansard - "Falling Slowly," from Once
Kander - Chicago Suite
Brown - "A Summer in Ohio," from The Last Five Years
Parker - "You and Me (But Mostly Me)," from The Book of Mormon
Brown - "Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles," from The Bridges of Madison County
M. - "He Lives in You," from The Lion King
Lloyd Webber - "The Jellicle Ball," from Cats
Bareilles - "She Used to Be Mine," from Waitress
Schönberg - "Why God, Why?," from Miss Saigon
Schönberg - "At the End of the Day/Do You Hear the People Sing?," from Les Miserables
Pasek - "Waving through a Window," from Dear Evan Hansen
Kander - "Maybe this Time," from Cabaret
Menken - "Suddenly, Seymour," from Little Shop of Horrors

Steven Reineke leads The Philadelphia Orchestra and two of Broadway’s brightest new voices in this hit parade of fresh favorites from some of the latest Tony Award®-winning musicals, including The Book of Mormon, Newsies, The Lion King, and Dear Evan Hansen. Matt Doyle, known for his roles in the Broadway productions of Spring Awakening and War Horse, takes the stage along with vocal powerhouse Betsy Wolfe of Bullets Over Broadway and Waitress fame. Additional selections from modern Broadway classics round out the evening.

 
 
8:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Justin Freer - Conductor
Doyle - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (complete with film)

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. On July 20, 2019 Justin Freer will conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra performing the magical score live from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

 
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8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff in the Park

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Elim Chan - Conductor
Tianxu An - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

The Rachmaninoff connection with The Philadelphia Orchestra is rich and historic. Rachmaninoff himself recorded all of his piano concertos with the “Fabulous Philadelphians” and two of its music directors, Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy. The composer also made his only recordings as a conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra. His final orchestral masterwork, the Symphonic Dances, was written for and dedicated to Ormandy and the Orchestra.

 
8:00 PM

Voyage to the Moon: A 50th Anniversary Concert

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Gemma New - Conductor
Nmon Ford - Baritone
Holst - “Mars, the Bringer or War,” from The Planets
Strauss - “Dawn,” from Also sprach Zarathustra
Strauss, Jr. - “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” Waltz
Wagner - “O du, mein holder Abendstern,” from Tannhäuser
Giacchino - Voyage
Holst - "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” from The Planets
Debussy/orch. Stokowski - “Clair de lune,” from Suite bergamasque
Morrison - “Moondance”
Mancini - “Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Howard - “Fly Me to the Moon”
Williams - “Adventures on Earth,” from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Conductor Gemma New helps us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. The program will be filled with popular classical favorites featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the music of John Williams celebrating outer space, a piece from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and much more, including a new work composed especially for this occasion by popular film and TV composer Michael Giacchino.

 
 
8:00 PM

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert

8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Lucas Richman - Conductor
Williams - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (complete with film)

The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back live in concert on July 26th. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens.

 
 
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8:00 PM

Festive Fireworks

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
The Philadelphia Dance Company
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade
Ravel - La Valse
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Opening Night of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s August residency will continue the new tradition of featuring Tchaikovsky’s famed 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks and live cannon fire as the kick-off to the 2019 orchestra season. New to the program for 2019, will be the SPAC premiere of dancers from the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO).

Internationally acclaimed, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.

 
 
 
 

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Format: 2019-07-18