The Westerlies: Songbook

Thursday, July 21 | 1:00PM


Located at The Chapel at Beaver Creek

Throughout the Festival, we offer more than 35 free concerts in the Vail Valley community, featuring emerging artists and musicians from visiting orchestras and ensembles. At the heart of Bravo! Vail’s mission to promote a lifelong appreciation of the arts, these accessible programs break down economic and geographical barriers, ensuring everyone in the community can enjoy high-quality classical music and educational opportunities in their own towns. 

All artists and programs subject to change.

  • Seat Price

    Free - Reservation Required

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  • July

    21

    Thursday

    1:00 PM


    Community Concerts

    The Westerlies: Songbook

    📍 The Chapel at Beaver Creek

    The Westerlies
       Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet
       Chloe Rowlands, trumpet
       Andy Clausen, trombone
       Willem de Koch, trombone

    OLAFUR ARNALDS Saman 
    RANDY NEWMAN When She Loved Me
    JOHN PRINE Way Back Then 
    WOODY GUTHRIE Two Good Men 
    ARTHUR RUSSELL Eli 
    JUDEE SILL The Kiss 
    WILLEM DE KOCH Dover 
    RILEY MULKERHAR A Nearer Sun 
    APHEX TWIN Avril 14th
    CHLOE ROWLANDS When All of This is Over 

    With The Westerlies: Songbook, the ensemble returns to their folk roots for a set of acoustic covers of some of their favorite songs. Listeners are invited into an intimate setting to bask in the warmth and immediacy of the group’s interpretations of John Prine, Judee Sill, Randy Newman, Aphex Twin, Ólafur Arnalds, and Arthur Russell. Many of the arrangements on this program were developed during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the ensemble drew upon songs that provided them comforting warmth in the face of great uncertainty. Stripped down to their essence, the brilliance and feeling of these timeless songs are heard in a revelatory new light.

    This free concert requires a reservation. 

    All artists and programs are subject to change.


Artist Bios


The Westerlies

The Westerlies, 2022 Bravo! Vail Chamber Musicians in Residence

The Westerlies, “an arty quartet…mixing ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk” (New York Times) are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle.

Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet
Chloe Rowlands, trumpet
Andy Clausen, trombone
Willem de Koch, trombone

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Riley Mulkerhar

Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet

Riley Mulkerhar has been recognized as a “smart young trumpet player” by The New York Times, praised by The Wall Street Journal as a “youngster to keep an eye on,” and is a 2020 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist Award for his work as “an original bandleader, composer, arranger, educator, community activist and advocate for jazz and the arts.”

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Chloe Rowlands

Chloe Rowlands, trumpet

Chloe Rowlands is a trumpet player, composer, and music educator living in New York City.

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Andy Clausen

Andy Clausen, trombone

Andy Clausen is a New York-based trombonist, composer, educator, and graduate of The Juilliard School.

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Willem de Koch

Willem de Koch, trombone

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Willem de Koch is a trombonist, composer, and educator.

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