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Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphians Reunited in Vail

July 18, 2016

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra reunited in Vail for three concerts, performing together for the first time since the end of the 2016 Tour of Asia. The powerhouse programs were July 14 with pianist Kirill Gerstein, July 15 with violinist Lisa Batiashvili, and July 16 with Mahler’s powerful “Resurrection” Symphony, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus.


Photo: Zach Mahone.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin led Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the brilliant Kirill Gerstein. Photo: Zach Mahone.


As a special surprise, Yannick and Kirill performed a special encore together on piano: Rachmaninoff’s No. 4 Waltz for four hands. Photo: Zach Mahone.



The evening concluded with Sibelius’s pastoral Symphony No. 5. Photo: Zach Mahone.


A young audience member enjoys the concert on July 14. Photo: Zach Mahone.

On July 15, the concert opened with Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. Photo: Zach Mahone.

Yannick leads the Orchestra in Dvořák's Three Slavonic Dances. Photo: Zach Mahone.

Also that evening, Yannick introduced violinist Lisa Batiashvili in her Bravo! debut with the much-loved Dvořák Violin Concerto. Photo: Zach Mahone.

Photo: Zach Mahone.



Yannick and Lisa pose for a fun photo following the concert.

Closing out The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 Bravo! Vail residency was Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. There were over 200 musicians onstage (and off, including an offstage organ and eight brass players)!