The Bravo! Vail Beat: Last Chance for Philadelphia & Fun, Free Family Events

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Final Chance to see the Philadelphia Orchestra
Don’t miss The Philadelphia Orchestra in this season’s final three concerts at Bravo! Vail. Renowned for its distinctive sound and keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducting Philadelphia Concerts: Friday and Saturday

Powerhouse Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who the New York Classical Review praised for his “precisely contoured lines” and “heartbreaking sensitivity”, returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in the final two concerts of the 2014 residency.

Nézet-Séguin’s highly collaborative style, deeply-rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to hear the gorgeous sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra led by maestro Nézet-Séguin:

Beethoven’s Eroica
Friday, July 11 | 6:00PM
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

Free Pre-Concert Talk at 5:00pm

Beethoven’s revolutionary Symphony No. 3 was a break through musical achievement originally criticized for its wildness and harmonic adventurousness. The evening concludes withStrauss’ poetic Ein Heldenleben.

These larger-than-life works are a perfect fit for Philadelphia’s deep and unique sound, and will accentuate the majestic atmosphere of the Colorado Rockies.

Rachmaninoff & Brahms
Saturday, July 12 | 6:00PM
BRAHMS:  Piano Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF:Symphonic Dances

Sensational French pianist Hélène Grimaud, noted for her unique phrasings and fresh approach to conventional pieces, takes the stage to perform Brahms’ first piano concerto.  The program concludes with Rachmaninoff’s energetic and rhythmic Symphonic Dances, written by the great Russian master specifically for The Philadelphia Orchestra. This concert is a can’t-miss.


Fun & Free Family Events This Week
Also happening this week—concerts that are FREE and fun for the whole family! 

Free Family Concert
TOMORROW! July 10 | 11:30AM
(Gates open at 10:30AM)
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

The Fabulous Philadelphians will present Prokofiev’s classic tale Peter and the Wolf through music and storytelling. Featuring an Instrument Petting Zoo as well as arts and crafts stations that will help kids of all ages experience classical music in a fun and exciting way, this event is perfect for the whole family, and one you won’t want to miss!
Gates open at 10:30AM for the Instrument Petting Zoo; the concert begins at 11:30AM.
Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail Flamenco Fusion
TOMORROW! July 10 | 6:00 pm
Harry A. Nottingham Park

This new Bravo! Vail free concert series kicks off with Tito del Barrio Malaga, performing its signature blend of flamenco, gypsy, rumba, bolero, and salsa music in an evening sure to get audiences on their feet.

Staff Picks: Music We Know You Want to Hear

The Bravo! Vail staff absolutely loves music — a must for working at a music festival!
Get an insider’s view of the 2014 Season with our top staff picks.

Darcy Giles, Development & Events Associate
on Disney Fantasia: Film with Live Orchestra on July 9

It’s Darcy’s first season with us! Read about her passion for music here.


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