Bravo! Vail announced their 27th Season today. The schedule is as follows:
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra: June 27 – July 4
- The Philadelphia Orchestra: July 5 – July 12
- New York Philharmonic: July 18 – July 25
Featured artists this summer include violinists Joshua Bell (July 5th) and Midori (July 18th), and pianist Yefim Bronfman (July 19th), headlining a roster of the classical music world’s most respected performers, many of whom are making their first appearances at Bravo! Vail.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens the season on Friday, June 27th, with jazz guitar great John Pizzarelli in music by Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Duke Ellington. Music Director Jaap van Zweden returns Saturday, June 28th to lead Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral. On Sunday, June 29th, van Zweden offers Ravel’s most famous work, Boléro.
Hollywood film classics from great Westerns to James Bond films and favorites by John Williams are presented on July 2nd before the residency ends with the Patriotic Concert on July 4th.
The Philadelphia Orchestra opens on July 5th with superstar violinist Joshua Bell. Conductor Donald Runnicles debuts leading the Philadelphians in programs July 6th and 7th. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott plays Mozart on July 7th.
Bravo! Vail presents its first-ever screening of a film with live orchestra accompaniment with Walt Disney’s cinematic masterpiece, Fantasia – here by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns on July 11th and 12th with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, and the sensational French pianist Hélène Grimaud.
The New York Philharmonic opens Friday, July 18th with music director Alan Gilbert leading violinist Midori playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. On Saturday, July 19th, pianist Yefim Bronfman performs two of Beethoven’s most popular works – his concertos numbers 1 and 5.
On Sunday, July 20th the New York Philharmonic offers works by Strauss, Rouse and Tchaikovsky. Bramwell Tovey returns on Wednesday, July 23rd, in an all-American program of works by Copland, Gershwin, and Grofé and on July 24th the Philharmonic offers music by Frank Loesser, including hits from Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella.
Closing the Philharmonic’s residency on July 25th is Russian Classics, featuring Joyce Yang in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series is scheduled for successive Tuesday nights, mostly at the Donovan Pavilion. Gershwin and Joplin: Chamber Jazz features members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra members perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and a concert of Baroque Concertos and More closes the season on August 2nd.
The Silver Oak & Twomey Series continues at the Donovan Pavilion in three programs, July 29, 30 and 31. Relaxed, elegant, intimate, and surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors, the evenings feature cabaret-style seating, with great wines included. Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra debut at the annual Free Family Concert on Thursday, July 10th at 11:30AM with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, featuring actors. Gates open at 10:30AM with a free Instrument Petting Zoo.
The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series features four private performances in four unique and spectacular homes throughout the Vail Valley. Each evening includes cocktails, a concert and a gourmet dinner served by area premier chefs.
Exciting new collaborations include the Bravo! Vail After Dark series, designed to serve younger patrons and those interested in engaging with classical music in a more relaxed format. Performances are on July 19th at the Vail Ale House and on July 26th at the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Edwards.
Bravo! Vail’s first-ever collaboration with Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon is scheduled for July 16th at 6:00PM. Third Coast Percussion takes part in “The Science Behind” Series, joining educators to discuss sound and acoustical properties in a fun and engaging manner. Two new chamber music concerts in Avon’s Nottingham Park, on July 10th and 17th, are scheduled for 6:00PM.
Bravo! Vail also offers 25 different free, hour-long orchestral, chamber music and community engagement concerts for people of all ages in venues throughout the Vail Valley.
Orchestral concerts featuring the Dallas, Philadelphia and New York orchestras start at $28 for both lawn and “Saver” pavilion seats. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Tickets for the Chamber Music Series start at $29 and Silver Oak & Twomey Series start at $50. Gala tickets start at $300. Tickets for The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series are $200 and can be purchased only by phone.
Three-concert subscription packages are available either by favorite orchestra or by night of week. Packages start at $84 for Pavilion seating.
Concert tickets for the 27th Season of Bravo! Vail will be available starting Monday, April 14 online or by calling the box office at 877.812.5700. Subscriptions are available beginning Monday, February 10.
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