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The Philadelphia Orchestra’s distinctive sound and legacy of ingenuity are on full display with six powerfully diverse programs. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns, and Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Vail debut. The orchestra is also joined by longtime Festival favorites Stéphane Denève, Gil Shaham, Yefim Bronfman, and more. 

All artists and programs are subject to change.



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  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
    Gil Shaham, violin

    DVOŘÁK Selected Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
    BOLOGNE Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 8
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    Discover the “majestic control” (Bachtrack) and “great musical intelligence” (Concerto) of Nathalie Stutzmann, and a concerto by Joseph Bologne (once known as “the Black Mozart”) championed by Gil Shaham who declares it “a perfect vehicle for a violinist.” Finally, Beethoven’s ebullient Seventh Symphony, summed up by Tchaikovsky as “full of bliss and pleasure of life.” 

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
    Ricardo Morales, clarinet

    MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
    MOZART Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622
    MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian”

    Mozart’s last completed major work truly makes the instrument sing, especially in the hands of Philadelphia’s renowned principal clarinetist. Mendelssohn’s musical postcard of his travels through Italy is widely beloved and considered one of the best examples of his genius.  

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Stéphane Denève, conductor
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

    RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
    RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, “Classical”

    This beautifully balanced program leads listeners from profound emotional depths to irrepressible bursts of merriment. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto is a jovial exchange between orchestra and soloist, while Ravel draws on the graceful elegance of Baroque dances to create a musical post-war memorial. Prokofiev wittily juxtaposes his own daring musical language with elegant Mozartian gestures.  

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Stéphane Denève, conductor
    Juliette Kang, violin

    WALKER Lyric for Strings
    BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

    Lyric for Strings, a gorgeous musical lament that opens the program, is both sorrow and balm. On a lighter note, the Symphony No. 8 finds Dvořák in a cheerful mood, inspired by his beloved Bohemian folk music with its hallmarks of simplicity, clarity, and brightly embroidered patterns.  

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
    PRICE Symphony No. 1

    World-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman lends his legendary power to Beethoven’s dynamic Piano Concerto No. 3. Finally, the first symphony by a Black woman to be performed by a major American orchestra, Price’s First Symphony imbues classical forms with spirituals and West African rhythms and dance.  

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert



    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

    COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

    Seven O’Clock Shout is an urgent, heartfelt, COVID-era anthem to tireless frontline workers. Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and Philadelphia’s magnetic music director take the stage together for the first time. Conscious of Beethoven’s shadow, it took Brahms over twenty years to release his first symphony into the world, an homage that was immediately hailed as “Beethoven’s 10th:” intensely personal, fiercely dramatic, filled with grand gestures. 

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Orchestra Concert FAQs

Where are the orchestra concert performances held?

Bravo! Vail orchestral concerts take place at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (GRFA) located at 530 S. Frontage Rd E Vail, CO 81657

What time do performances begin?

Concerts start promptly at 6:00PM (except for the movie screening which starts at 7:30PM). The GRFA lobby opens 90 minutes prior and gates open 60 minutes prior to performances. Give yourself plenty of time to park and get into the venue. Latecomers will be escorted by ushers at an appropriate interval.

Where do I park?

FREE concert parking is available at the Vail Parking Structure (241 South Frontage Road East, Vail) and the Lionshead Parking Structure (395 South Frontage Road West, Vail). A Town of Vail Special Event express bus provides continuous service from both parking structures to the GRFA before and after concerts. Limited $10 parking is available at Ford Park by the Tennis Center (500 South Frontage Rd). Additional $10 parking is available at the Vail Athletic/Soccer Field lot.


Via Gore Creek Trail: 15-minute scenic walk
1. Exit the parking garage by following the Pedestrian Exit signs towards “Vail Village” / “Golden Peak”
2. Turn left out of the parking garage onto East Meadow Drive and head east 
3. At the end of the road turn right on Vail Valley Drive and cross the road
4. Turn left on the walking path before the bridge, following the street signs towards "Ford Park"
5. Continuing east, follow the walking path along Gore Creek until reaching the GRFA

Via Frontage Road: 15-minute walk 

1. From the top level of the parking garage, exit onto the South Frontage Road
2. Turn right and follow the sidewalk east along the south side of the frontage road
3. Cross East Meadow Drive and continue east along the sidewalk
4. Turn right after passing The Wren at Vail on the right
5. Continue down the path down to the GRFA

How long do concerts last?

Concerts generally last 2 hours including intermission. Please call the box office 877.812.5700 for exact running times.

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

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

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.

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office is open from 11AM until concert start time (5PM on days with no concerts) during the Festival. Tickets for upcoming performances may be purchased on-site at the GRFA before concerts and during intermission.

Where is the Will Call window?

Will Call tickets may be picked up at the Box Office located to the right of the main GRFA entrance lobby. The Box Office is open 11AM to concert start time during the Festival.

Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?

Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available for select concerts. Please call 970.827.4316 for more information.

What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?

While our standard policy is that tickets are non-refundable, we understand the necessity to be flexible in these unprecedented times. Should you need to change your plans to attend a concert this summer, we ask that you consider donating the value of your tickets to help support Bravo! Vail's ongoing mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music. If you prefer a refund rather than donating the value of your tickets, please contact the box office.

If we are forced to cancel an event in its entirety, you will have the option to donate the value of your tickets to help support Bravo's mission, place the value of your tickets on account for future use, or receive a refund.

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 at the Will Call window.

Where are seating options for people with disabilities?

Per the American Disability Act (ADA), the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is accessible to individuals with disabilities. ADA seating is available in Section 1 Row L and Section 4 Row O in all reserved seating zones and prices (Premium Aisle, Premium, Reserved, and Saver). A limited number of ADA General Admission Lawn seats are available for sale behind Section 2. You must have a designated ADA lawn seat ticket to sit in this area. By purchasing an ADA seat, you are stating that you require an ADA seat. If purchased fraudulently, you may be subject to relocation. If you need assistance purchasing ADA seating, please call the Box Office at 877.812.5700.

What if it rains?

Concerts take place rain or shine. The GRFA is an open-air venue. Refunds are not given due to weather unless a concert is canceled in its entirety with no performance rescheduled.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for concerts. Please be prepared for rain and cooler temperatures.

What should I bring to the concert?

If you will be on the lawn, a blanket, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. If rain is predicted, please bring appropriate rain gear. Food, commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages, low-profile lawn chairs, and umbrellas are permitted at concerts. All backpacks, bags, purses, picnic baskets, and coolers will be checked upon entry.

The following articles are not allowed at the venue: cameras, audio/video recording devices, standard-height lawn chairs, baby strollers, alcoholic beverages, firearms, pets, smoking, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and skates.

What food and beverages are available for purchase at the GRFA?

Concessions are offered for purchase inside the venue. Menu items include snacks, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A full bar is also available. All major credit cards and cash are accepted for payment. If you have a pavilion seat, please eat prior to the concert or at intermission.

Are lawn chairs available to rent?

Low-profile lawn chairs are available at the GRFA to rent for $10. You may also rent a lawn chair by calling the Bravo! Vail Box Office at 877.812.5700.

What are some general rules of 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. In the pavilion seating, we recommend eating prior to the concert or at intermission. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.

What else should I know?

Vail’s high elevation requires adequate hydration and sun protection. Visitors from lower elevations may experience altitude sickness.

What if I lose something at the concert?

Check with the GRFA box office for lost items at intermission or call 970.748.8497.

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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