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July 6 - First rehearsal and Yannick's conducting debut at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival

July 07, 2012

7/6/12, Vail: John Giovando, president and executive director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, welcomes Yannick and the Orchestra to Colorado before the start of their first rehearsal on July 6.
 

7/6/12, Vail: Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra rehearse Brahms’s Fourth Symphony prior to their Opening Night concert at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. The evening concert marked Yannick’s conducting debut at the festival.

 
7/6/12, Vail: Soloist James Ehnes rehearses Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra during rehearsal on July 6.
 

7/6/12, Vail: Yannick and soloist James Ehnes engage in discussion during the day’s rehearsal.

 

7/6/12, Vail: Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin kicks off his Vail conducting debut with the Orchestra in a performance of Mendelssohn’s timeless Violin Concerto, featuring James Ehnes as soloist. Photo by Zach Mahone

 

7/6/12, Vail: The Orchestra, Yannick, and soloist James Ehnes perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in Vail’s beautiful Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Photo by Zach Mahone

 

7/6/12, Vail: Soloist James Ehnes, a native of Canada, performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto alongside Yannick and the Orchestra. The July 6 concert marked Yannick’s conducting debut at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. Photo by Zach Mahone

 

7/6/12, Vail: Rain or shine: Resolute concertgoers came determined and prepared to see the Orchestra’s Opening Night concert in any weather. Photo by Zach Mahone

 

7/6/12, Vail: The second half of the July 6 program saw Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin lead the Orchestra in Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Zach Mahone

 

7/6/12, Vail: Yannick and the Orchestra acknowledge the audience’s applause at the end of their July 6 performance. The Opening Night concert marked Yannick’s first-ever appearance in Vail and the beginning of the Orchestra’s sixth residency at the festival. Photo by Zach Mahone