Artistic Director Carlos Miguel Prieto to lead first Latin American Orchestra at Bravo! Vail Music Festival
Vail, CO (June 6, 2023)– The Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Bravo! Vail) announces the debut of Mexico’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (the Orchestra) for a three-concert residency on June 20, 22, and 23, 2024, opening its 2024 Festival season. Led by Artistic Director and renowned Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, the acclaimed ensemble will be Bravo! Vail’s 2024 international chamber orchestra and the first Latin American orchestra featured at Bravo! Vail.
“Since we started the international chamber orchestra residency at Bravo! Vail, I have dreamed of inviting my friend, the incredible Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, to bring the musicians from the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería to Vail,” said Anne-Marie McDermott, Artistic Director of Bravo! Vail. “Musically speaking, having performed with them many times, I can attest to the magical chemistry Carlos has with the players and the level of artistic commitment they bring to the incredibly wide range of music they perform. I simply can’t wait to welcome them.”
As part of its residency, the Orchestra will perform an expansive breadth of repertoire—from Beethoven and Haydn to leading Mexican and Latin American composers such as Pacho Flores, Gabriela Ortiz, and Alberto Ginastera, and including Spaniards Joaquín Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla. Members of the Orchestra will also participate in education and engagement programs throughout Colorado’s Vail and Eagle River Valley communities.
“The Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, now in its 45th season, is truly one of the treasures of the fascinating classical music world in Mexico. It is a huge honor to be part of the 2024 Bravo! Vail Music Festival, one of the greatest of its kind, with a vibrant audience in a heavenly setting,” said Carlos Miguel Prieto, Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería. “On top of this, we will present three diverse programs, with virtuoso soloists. Dreams do come true! Having been both an audience member and a frequent skier in these mountains, I cannot wait until June 2024, for what will be a memorable experience for all!”
The Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería will be the third international chamber orhestra presented at Bravo! Vail and the fourth chamber orchestra overall. Since 2016, Bravo! Vail has featured a chamber orchestra residency each year at the Festival alongside its resident orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Other chamber orchestras have included the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Bravo! Vail will announce additional details of the Orchestra’s residency and full details of its 2024 Festival on January 30, 2024. The 37th season of Bravo! Vail Music Festival will take place from June 20-July 29, 2024.
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 Valleys 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 36th season from June 22 - August 3, 2023, with more than 80 concerts—half of which are presented for free in the community. Beyond its summer programming, Bravo! Vail serves the community by providing year-round, low-cost music education through Music Makers Haciendo Música, a piano, violin, and chamber ensemble instruction program that helps develop new generations of musicians and music lovers. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott has led the Festival since 2011.
About 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 here.