Bravo! Vail announces a reimagined season July 16 - August 6, 2020, offering outdoor concerts in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a mobile performance stage presented by the Sturm Family and ANB Bank bringing music to local communities, and virtual educational and social offerings.
In May, Bravo! Vail announced the cancellation of this summer’s Festival as originally planned. As conditions in Eagle County improved it became clear that many of the organization’s patrons were eager to return to live, in-person performances with a limited capacity and strong adherence to all health and safety guidance and precautions. As a result, the Bravo! Vail board and staff sprang into action to find new ways to fulfill Bravo’s mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music.
"Summer in Vail would not be the same without live classical music, and I am overjoyed there are creative ways for our community to safely enjoy music together. The Dover Quartet, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and the great Lincoln Center star and Bravo founding artistic director Ida Kavafian are world-class musicians, and I am so glad they are able to join us. On a personal note, I have been quarantining with my extended family - who happen to be musicians from the New York Philharmonic and at Chamber Music of Lincoln Center - and sharing music from my family with you all is such an intimate way is not something we normally have the space to bring. This summer will be different, but in many ways, I think what we present this year will bring our Bravo! Vail community closer and garner more appreciation for classical music than ever."
- Anne-Marie McDermott, Bravo! Vail's Artistic Director
The 2020 Festival includes several chamber concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater that will be safe, intimate, and artistically fulfilling. The performances will also be available virtually via live stream. Subscribe to our email list for exclusive viewing opportunities.
Thursday Evening Concerts
Beethoven's complete sonatas for violin and piano will be beautifully performed by Bravo! Vail's Artistic Director, Anne-Marie McDermott and Bravo's founding Artistic Director, Ida Kavafian.IMMERSE YOURSELF
Bravo! Vail is grateful for the incredible support of their donors and community. It is a privilege to bring music to the Vail Valley this summer.
In the absence of a printed Program Book and for patrons tuning into the live stream performances, the program notes for the four Thursday Evening Chamber Concerts are available here on the website.
New in 2020, this profound series will surround audiences with Beethoven's Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano beautifully performed in their entirety by Bravo! Vail's Artistic Director, Anne-Marie McDermott and Bravo's founding Artistic Director, Ida Kavafian. Pre-concert lecture and artist Q&As create a fascinating journey into one of the most innovative and influential composers of all time.
Immersive Experiences Program Notes