This exquisite array of intimate programs features members of resident orchestras alongside world-renowned guest artists and ensembles performing beloved repertoire from the Classical and Romantic eras. Each concert will be performed without intermission, distilling these musical experiences into a concentrated, exquisite essence.
All artists and programs are subject to change.
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance
Edgar Meyer, double bass
J.S. BACH Suite No. 1 in G major, BMV 1007
MEYER Work in Progress for unaccompanied double bass
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
DEBUSSY Trois Nocturnes
RAVEL La Valse
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
One of the world’s foremost Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has taken this inventive ballet score, featuring a playfully erotic and harmonically complex game of tennis, and created a two-piano transcription astounding for its colorful, audacious interplay.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET
Frank Huang, violin
Sheryl Staples, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Carter Brey, cello
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
This “marvelous ensemble” (New York Times) is joined by Bravo! Vail’s artistic director for Schumann’s groundbreaking piano quintet, which combined the forces of piano with string quartet for the first time, pioneering a new genre of chamber music "suspended between private and public spheres." Mendelssohn’s early work pays homage to Beethoven’s own groundbreaking late string quartets.
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
Where are the Chamber Music Series performances held?
For 2021, the Bravo! Vail Chamber Music Series concerts at held at Vilar Performing Arts Center, located at 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
What time do performances begin?
Concerts start promptly at 7:00PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Give yourself plenty of time to park and get to the venue. Latecomers will be escorted to seats by ushers at appropriate intervals.
Where do I park for Chamber Music Series performances?
Free Parking in Beaver Creek Village
Free parking is available in both the Villa Montane and Ford Hall parking lots for each VPAC winter performance. Parking is subject to availability and free with Bravo! Vail concert ticket and valid parking stub. Parking is available to ticket holders 2 hours before show time and up to 30 minutes post show. To receive free parking simply take a standard parking ticket at Villa Montane or Ford Hall parking structures upon arrival then when leaving, show your Bravo! Vail ticket stub + valid parking ticket to the attendant.
$20 Valet Service
Valet parking will be available for $20 on the parking island next to the buses near the VPAC front door.
For more information, click here for VPAC parking details.
How long do concerts last?
Concerts generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours. No intermissions for Chamber Concerts this year.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
1. Online: bravovail.org
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 9:00AM to 4:00PM. During the Festival, hours include Saturday & Sunday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700. Tickets are also sold at VPAC one hour prior to concert.
Where is the Will Call window?
Will Call tickets may be picked up one hour prior to the concert in the Box Office area.
Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?
Due to limited audience capacity this summer, we are not offering discounts for groups.
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 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 the Vilar Performing Arts Center 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.
You may also click here for VPAC policies too.
Will I be required to complete a waiver to attend concerts and events this summer?
All ticket reservations are subject to our 2021 Ticket Purchase Terms, available HERE. These terms include important waivers, releases, and limitations on liability. By reserving a ticket, you agree to the Ticket Purchase Terms.
What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?
There is no charge to reprint tickets. Please call 877.812.5700 before 3:00PM 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 Chamber Series concerts at VPAC is reserved and assigned, not general admission.
What food and beverages are available at the concert?
Food and beverages including beer and wine are available for purchase at VPAC prior to the concert. More information can be found from the VPAC website.
What is the Chamber Music Series child policy?
Bravo! Vail’s small ensemble concerts are very intimate. We strongly recommend parents bring children aged six or older who are able to sit quietly through the entire performance.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for concerts.
What are some general rules of Chamber Music Series concert etiquette?
Please allow ample time for parking and seating. Concert attendees must silence all mobile devices prior to performances to avoid disrupting musicians and other patrons. Please limit conversations and other noisy activities during the performance. We recommend eating prior to the concert. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.
Any forms of audio or video recording (mobile phone, camera, video camera, iPad) are prohibited at these events.
Photographing performances (with no flash) is permitted during concerts, only if there is no disruption/distraction to fellow audience members or performers.
What if I lose something at the concert?
Call the Bravo! Vail Box Office at 970.827.5700 or the VPAC box office at 970.845.8497.
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