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New York Philharmonic Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Orchestral Series
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6pm Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

The Philharmonic concludes Bravo! Vail’s Orchestra Series with a special performance of Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Rhapsody in Blue by distinguished pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in a program that includes Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and works by French composers Bizet and Farrenc.

LAWN SCREEN: Bravo! Vail is pleased to offer the lawn screen experience this evening's concert. 

Did you know?

Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue just a century ago as a concerto for piano plus Paul Whiteman’s jazz orchestra. Fellow composer Ferde Grofé handled the orchestration and two years later re-orchestrated it into the symphony orchestra version played here.

Featured Artists

Santtu-Matias Rouvali


Jean-Yves Thibaudet


Program Highlights

  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor 
  • Lisa Anderson, special guest conductor
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 

BIZET Los Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1 

FARRENC Overture No. 2 in E-flat major 

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue 

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8