Bravo! Vail Hosts Winter Residency with Musicians of Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería
Vail, CO (January 9, 2024)– The Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Bravo! Vail) announces a special winter residency featuring members of Mexico’s esteemed Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (OSM) from January 30-February 1, 2024.
As part of this three-day engagement, violinists Shari Mason and Carlos Gandara; violist Ismel Campos; and cellist Rodrigo Duarte will perform at Bravo! Vail’s Season Announcement Concert and Celebration, in addition to leading bilingual education activities in Eagle County schools.
This residency sets the stage for OSM’s highly anticipated debut from June 20-23, 2024, at Bravo! Vail’s 37th annual Music Festival. Under the direction of Artistic Director and renowned Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, the acclaimed ensemble will be the Festival’s 2024 international chamber orchestra and the first Latin American orchestra featured at Bravo! Vail. Both OSM’s winter residency and the orchestra’s debut performance at the Festival build on a longstanding performing and recording relationship with Bravo! Vail’s Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott.
"It is truly an honor to welcome these extraordinary musicians of Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería as we eagerly anticipate the orchestra’s historic debut this summer," said McDermott. "After hosting renowned international chamber orchestras from England, Germany, and Austria, we are especially delighted to showcase the exceptional artistic leadership of Carlos Prieto and the talented members of this ensemble to our vibrant local community, which shares deep connections with Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries."
The OSM residency kicks off at Bravo! Vail’s Season Announcement Concert and Celebration on January 30 at 6 PM at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail. This free public event will preview Bravo! Vail’s 37th Music Festival, taking place from June 20-August 1, 2024. It will also feature an exclusive performance of Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat major by Bravo! Vail’s Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and the Quartet of members of OSM.
Continuing their residency on January 31 and February 1, the Quartet of members of OSM will engage with students at Battle Mountain High School and Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards through bilingual education programs.
Reservations for Bravo! Vail’s free Season Announcement Concert and Celebration begin on January 11 and can be made online at BravoVail.org; in person at the Bravo! Vail offices in West Vail; or by phone at (877) 812-5700. Programs are subject to change. Related press photos are available here.
About Bravo! Vail Music Festival Consistently cited as one of the top 10 classical music festivals in the country, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to picturesque venues throughout the Vail and Eagle River Valley region for six weeks, drawing music lovers from around the world. The only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail celebrates its 37th season from June 20-August 1, 2024, with more than 80 concerts—over half of which are presented for free. Beyond its summer programming, Bravo! Vail serves the community by providing year-round low-cost music education through Music Makers Haciendo Música, a piano and violin instruction program to help develop new generations of musicians and music lovers. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott has led the Festival since 2011. "[Bravo! Vail] is the most high-profile — and high altitude — mountain music festival in America." - The Times
About Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería
Widely regarded as a leading ensemble and musical institution in Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería remains at the musical forefront through eclectic programming, collaborations with renowned soloists and composers, and staunch advocacy of community and educational development. The GRAMMY-nominated ensemble boasts a legacy of excellence that attracts leading international conductors and artists, including the ensemble’s esteemed Artistic Director Carlos Miguel Prieto. Founded in the 1970s, the Orchestra performs at the Academia de Música del Palacio de Minería in Mexico City, and its name honors the period in the 18th century when mining was one of the region’s most important economic activities. For more information about Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, please visit hereEN: Bravo! Vail Hosts Winter Residency with Musicians of Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.
Patricia Price, Managing Director
8VA Music Consultancy
Communication & Grants Specialist
Bravo! Vail Music Festival