Week-long residencies by four high-profile orchestras are the biggest draws at the uniquely punctuated Bravo! Vail Festival.
London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is the first visiting troupe, launching the festival with a June 22 concert showcasing festival Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott as soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Violinist Joshua Bell joins the ensemble for works by Bach and Paganini on July 24-25.
The Dallas Symphony launches its performances on June 30 with two mainstream faves, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. The Paul Simon Songbook concert on July 1 has limited ticket availability, even though none of the three singers is named Paul Simon. The Texan orchestra also performs the obligatory July Fourth concert, then closes its run a day later with “John Williams’ Music of the Movies.”
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