Free - Reservation Required
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance
Oliver Neubauer, violin
Tabitha Rhee, viola
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
What happens when sister-and-brother violinists are mysteriously given a grand piano AND then a Robot Piano Teacher and young robot piano students arrive? An energetic show of robotic comedy and wonderful music!
The July 7th Family Concert will be performed on the Bravo! Vail Music Box at the EagleVail Pavilion. This free concert requires a reservation. Click Buy Tickets to begin the process.
Please note: Seating will be on the lawn. You may want to consider bringing blankets and chairs.
Pianist and Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti, and chamber music.
Oliver Neubauer (violin) returns to Bravo! Vail having performed as guest concertmaster with the Adelphi Orchestra, whose 2020 competition he won.
Tabitha Rhee (viola) is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman and is a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship.
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music. Her repertoire choices are eclectic, spanning from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower and Wuorinen.
With over 50 concerti in her repertoire, Ms. McDermott has performed with many leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and Baltimore Symphony among others. Ms. McDermott has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi.
In the recent seasons, Ms. McDermott performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Alabama Symphony, San Diego Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Recital engagements have included the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, The Schubert Club, Kennedy Center, as well as universities across the country. Anne-Marie McDermott has curated and performed in a number of intense projects including: the Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas and Chamber Music, a Three Concert Series of Shostakovich Chamber Music, as well as a recital series of Haydn and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Most recently, she commissioned works of Charles Wuorinen and Clarice Assad which were premiered in May 2009 at Town Hall, in conjunction with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
As a soloist, Ms. McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, Bach English Suites and Partitas (which was named Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and most recently, Gershwin Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown.
In addition to her many achievements and association with Bravo! Vail, McDermott is also Artistic Director of two other festivals; The Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival in the Florida Keys and The Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao, off the coast of Venezuela.
As a chamber music performer, Anne-Marie McDermott was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with them each season. She also continues a long standing collaboration with the highly acclaimed violinist, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg. As a duo, they have released a CD titled “Live” on the NSS label and plan to release the Complete Brahms Violin and Piano Sonatas in the future. Ms. McDermott is also a member of the renowned piano quartet, Opus One, with colleagues Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Peter Wiley.
She continues to perform each season with her sisters, Maureen McDermott and Kerry McDermott in the McDermott Trio. Ms. McDermott has also released an all Schumann CD with violist, Paul Neubauer, as well as the Complete Chamber Music of Debussy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dalmo Carra, Constance Keene and John Browning. She was a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
In addition to her duties at Bravo! Vail, Anne-Marie McDermott regularly performs at Festivals across the United States including Spoleto, Mainly Mozart, Sante Fe, La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Newport, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Music from Angelfire, and the Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, among others.
Photo: Zach Mahone
Oliver Neubauer (violin) returns to Bravo! Vail having performed as guest concertmaster with the Adelphi Orchestra, whose 2020 competition he won. This summer he also attends the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop and the Verbier Festival Academy, and returns to Music from Angel Fire. In New York City he has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall on numerous occasions as well as Symphony Space, American Museum of Natural History, Neue Gallery, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall. Past appearances also include Summerfest La Jolla, Music@Menlo, and Chamber Music Northwest.
Tabitha Rhee (viola) is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman and is a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. She has performed as a soloist with the Madison, Milwaukee, and Juilliard Orchestras, among others. She has attended the Music@Menlo International Program and Aspen Music Festival, and attends the Verbier Festival Academy this summer. Previously, she was a student of Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy.
Is this event ticketed?
Yes. While these events are free, you will need to make a reservation for each attendee. Click here for more information about reservations.
We will begin taking reservations in June.
Is there seating available?
No, this performance will be outdoors at a local park, and we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.
When does the performance begin?
The performance begins at 5:30PM.
What if my child can’t sit through a whole performance?
Bravo! encourages children to move along with the music and you can come and go as you need.
What age group are these concerts for?
Any age is welcome to attend, however the programming is geared toward kids in grades 2 - 5.
Are both Free Family Concerts the same show?
Yes, both performances are the same show. However, you are welcome to come to both. Click here for more information on the 2021 Family Concert.
What can I expect in terms of health and safety protocols?
As permitted by current State of Colorado and Eagle County guidelines, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival is operating at up to 100 percent capacity, without any social distancing or mask requirements. If you are not comfortable with this approach, although we will miss your presence, we ask that you consider not attending at this time.
Face coverings at Family Concerts will be optional. All individuals, whether they choose to wear a face covering or not, will be welcomed and respected.
Capacity at performance venues will be at or near 100 percent with no social distancing requirements.
Is there food or beverage available at these events?
No, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage. Glass containers are not permitted at public parks.
How long is the event?
The performance is one hour.
What is the dress for this event?
Where do I park for this event?
Both of the Pavilion parks have free parking available for this event. Please obey all posted parking laws throughout the neighborhoods.
Who is performing at this event?
You can see details on the performance and musicians by clicking here.
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