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Behind the Bravo! Vail Music Festival

May 5, 2023


Since our inception in 1987, Bravo! Vail Music Festival has evolved from a small chamber music series to an international music festival with more than 80 performances and events throughout the Vail Valley community. Each summer Bravo! Vail brings together four highly renowned orchestras, as well as multiple acclaimed chamber ensembles, and dozens of talented solo artists to perform for six weeks in the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. In this post, we will be diving further into these events, their unique qualities, and what a summer at Bravo! Vail truly entails.  
Orchestral Series 
Bravo! Vail is proud to be the summer home to four of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras, each with its own unique history and approach, including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and a guest chamber orchestra, such as Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin. Concerts are at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, a beautiful outdoor venue with reserved, covered seats in the pavilion, open lawn seating, and spectacular integration with the mountain environment. 

Chamber Music Series 
Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series offers something for every music lover, featuring chamber music as it was meant to be heard – in a beautiful, intimate environment, with acclaimed artists, and among friends. These concerts are performed at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. 
Immersive Experiences 
Bravo! Vail’s Immersive Experiences study a specific theme or body of work in depth through performances, lectures, and other avenues of exploration. This is a unique way to experience classical music up close with the musicians at the Donovan Pavilion. 
Classically Uncorked 
Classically Uncorked explores remarkable juxtapositions of music by cutting-edge composers, familiar favorites, and brand-new voices. This innovative series offers an exceptional chamber music experience, with handcrafted wines and cabaret-style seating in the gorgeous Donovan Pavilion. 
Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series 
These stylish soirées are truly one-of-a-kind social and musical experiences. Each evening begins with a cocktail hour at a magnificent private residence, followed by a performance by some of the world’s most extraordinary musicians, topped off with an intimate post-concert dinner. 
Through extraordinary performances, dedicated leadership, and generous support from the community, Bravo! Vail has established its place as one of the best classical music festivals in the world. Bravo! Vail touches the lives of tens of thousands of people each year, from local residents to visitors from around the globe. We look forward to seeing you this summer!