Wednesday, July 31 | 7:30PM

Explore the extraordinary depth and breadth of the world of percussion music, including a Violin Concerto (featuring Yvonne Lam of the acclaimed ensemble Eighth Blackbird) accompanied by a "orchestra" that calls for flowerpots, coffee cans, and washtubs. 

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    Donovan Pavilion



Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance

  • July



    07:30 PM

    Classically Uncorked Series



    REICH: Music for Pieces of Wood
    HARRISON: Violin Concerto
    DILLON: Ordering-instincts
    PEACOCKE: Death Wish
    SKIDMORE: Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities

Program Details

REICH: Music for Pieces of Wood

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HARRISON: Violin Concerto

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DILLON: Ordering-instincts

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PEACOCKE: Death Wish

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SKIDMORE: Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities

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Yvonne Lam

Yvonne Lam, Violin

Violinist Yvonne Lam enjoys challenging, delighting, and disarming audiences worldwide with her thoughtful musicianship, technical prowess, and fearless performance aesthetic. 

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Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago.

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John Corkill

John Corkill, Percussion

John Corkill is currently serving as the Instructor of Percussion Studies at the Merit School of Music and Loyola University Chicago.  John’s musical curiosity is guided by his passion between the primal relationship of sound and gesture. 

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Recommended Concerts

A Philip Glass Premiere

A Philip Glass Premiere

Thursday, August 1 | 7:30PM
Perpetulum, Philip Glass's first-ever composition for percussion ensemble, is " appealing to hear" (Chicago Tribune). Scored for amplified pianos and a vast array of percussion, Music for a Summer Evening is a sonic spectacular: alluring, unorthodox, and transcendent. 

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Reflections on Water: Paddle to the Sea

Reflections on Water: Paddle to the Sea

Tuesday, July 30 | 7:30PM
Paddle-to-the-Sea, inspired by the classic children's book and Academy Award-nominated film, is a new score composed by Third Coast Percussion performed live with the film. The music interweaves an original score with music by Philip Glass, Jacob Druckman, and the Shona people of Zimbabwe to create a thrilling multimedia tribute to sun, Earth, and the shared waterways that connect us. 

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St Lawrence String Quartet

St Lawrence String Quartet

Tuesday, July 16 | 6:00PM
Rock-and-roll energy meets classical sophistication with the Bravo! Vail debut of the St Lawrence String Quartet, joined by Anne-Marie McDermott for a tenderly expressive Piano Quintet by America's first truly successful female composer. 

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Where are the Classically Uncorked performances held?

Bravo! Vail Classically Uncorked concerts at held at Donovan Pavilion, located at 1600 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

What time do performances begin?

Concerts start promptly at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7:00PM and the back patio bar begins serving at 6:30PM. Additional food and beverages are not available for sale. Give yourself plenty of time to park and get to the venue. Latecomers will be escorted to seats by ushers at an appropriate interval.

Where do I park for Classically Uncorked performances?

Free parking is available at Donovan Pavilion.

How long do concerts last?

Concerts generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours including a scheduled intermission. Intermission time and duration varies.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets, passes, and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
1. Online:
2. By phone 877.812.5700
3. In person: Bravo! Vail 2271 N Frontage Rd W Suite C, Vail, CO 81657
4. If available, tickets are also sold at Donovan Pavilion on concert days, 30 minutes prior to concert

Bravo! Vail accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards and cash. There is a $2 fee per ticket. Tickets are delivered by mail or email, or may be picked up at the Will Call or at the Bravo! office in West Vail.

What are the Box Office hours?

Bravo! Vail Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9AM to 4PM. During the Festival, hours include Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700. Tickets are also sold at the Donovan Pavilion 30 minutes prior to concert.

Where is the Will Call window?

Will Call tickets may be picked up 30 minutes prior to the concert at the Box Office table located to the right of the entrance of Donovan Pavilion. 

Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing for Classically Uncorked?

Group discounts are not available for Classically Uncorked.

What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. You may release your tickets or leave them for a friend at Will Call by calling the Box Office.

What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?

There is no charge to reprint tickets. Please call 877.812.5700 before 3PM on the day of the performance or allow extra time to request new tickets from the Box Office at the venue. 

What is the seating plan?

Seating for Classically Uncorked concerts is reserved seating at designated tables (4 guests per table) and is ADA (American Disability Act) accessible.

What food and beverages are available at the concert?

Desserts and two glasses of wine are included with each Classically Uncorked concert ticket. Non-alcoholic beverages may be substituted for wine. Additional food and beverages are not available for sale.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for concerts.

What are some general rules of Classically Uncorked concert etiquette?

Please allow time for parking and seating. Concert attendees must silence all mobile devices prior to performances to not disrupt musicians and other patrons. Please limit conversations and other noisy activities during the performance. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.

What is the Donovan Pavilion Child Policy?

We strongly recommend that parents bring children aged six or older who are able to sit quietly through the entire performance. Although non-alcoholic beverages will be substituted for wine, there is no child price for Classically Uncorked tickets.

What if I lose something at the concert?

Call the Bravo! Vail Box Office 970.827.5700 or the Donovan Pavilion 970.477.3699.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact the Box Office at 877.812.5700 Mon–Fri 9AM–4PM (and Sat–Sun 10AM-4PM during the Festival).


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