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
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Harvey de Souza, violin
Martin Burgess, violin
Robert Smissen, viola
Fiona Bonds, viola
Caroline Dale, cello
SCHUBERT String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471
MOZART Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello in G minor, K. 516
MENDELSSOHN Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87
An exquisite evening featuring three brilliant jewels of chamber music for strings, performed by an ensemble drawn from the Academy’s principal players. Explore subtle gradations between dark anguish and calm respite, balanced with Mozart’s trademark humor, then delight in Mendelssohn’s shimmering, seamless craftsmanship and triumphant flourishes.
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 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.
DANISH STRING QUARTET
Rune Sørensen, violin
Frederik Øland, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, violin
Fredrik Sjölin, cello
MOZART Quartet for Strings in E-flat major, K. 428
SCHUBERT Quartet for Strings in G major, D. 887
Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year, the Danish String Quartet is acclaimed for its “intense blend, perfect intonation, and constant vitality and flow” (Gramophone). This lovely Mozart piece is marked by a wandering chromaticism, and a yearning, Brahmsian tenderness. Schubert’s massive final string quartet is emotionally intense, and hauntingly transcendent.
Where are the chamber music series performances held?
Bravo! Vail Chamber Music Series 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 6:00PM. 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 an appropriate interval.
Where do I park for Chamber Music Series 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.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets, passes, and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
1. Online at 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 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 one hour prior to concert.
Where is the Will Call window?
Will Call tickets may be picked up one hour 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?
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 from the Box Office at the venue.
What is the seating plan?
Front-and-center premium seating section at Donovan Pavilion available. Space is limited. Contact the box office for details. All other seating for Chamber Music Series concerts is general admission. All sections are ADA (American Disability Act) accessible.
What food and beverages are available at the concert?
Food and beverages including beer and wine are available for purchase on the back patio prior to the concert and at intermission.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for concerts.
What are some general rules of Chamber Series 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. We recommend eating prior to the concert or at intermission. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.
What is the Donovan Pavilion Child Policy?
Chamber Music Series concerts are very intimate. We strongly recommend that parents bring children aged six or older who are able to sit quietly through the entire performance.
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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