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