Beethoven's Ninth Symphony


Saturday, July 2 | 6:00PM

The quintessential orchestral experience of a lifetime, Beethoven’s Ninth is an epic journey from darkness to light, from silence to sound, from loneliness to thunderous, life-affirming joy. Whether your first or fiftieth time hearing this work, this performance will be even more unforgettable under the stars and led by one of the greatest conductors of opera and choral music of our time.

  • Seat Price

    Starting at $49

  • Lawn Price


  • Location

    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater



Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance

  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

    ūüďć Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Pre-Concert Talk at 5:00PM

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Fabio Luisi, conductor

    Maureen McKay, soprano
    Siena Licht Miller, mezzo soprano
    Issachah Savage, tenor
    Ryan Speedo Green, bass
    Bravo! Vail Festival Chorus
    Colorado Symphony Chorus
    Duain Wolfe, chorus director

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Choral

    The quintessential orchestral experience of a lifetime, Beethoven’s Ninth is an epic journey from darkness to light, from silence to sound, from loneliness to thunderous, life-affirming joy. Whether your first or fiftieth time hearing this work, this performance will be even more unforgettable under the stars and led by one of the greatest conductors of opera and choral music of our time.

    Join us for a talkback with Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Fabio Luisi immediately following the concert.

    All artists, programs, and pricing are subject to change.

Seating Chart


Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi, conductor

GRAMMY¬ģ Award winner Fabio Luisi is a maestro of major international standing and the current Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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Maureen McKay

Maureen McKay, soprano

Soprano Maureen McKay is praised and celebrated for her silvery soprano and dynamic character portrayals.

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Siena Licht Miller

Siena Licht Miller, mezzo soprano

German-American mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller‚Äôs vivacious stage presence and curiosity for daring repertoire, combined with a ‚Äúradiance and all-encompassing warmth of her sound‚ÄĚ (Chicago Tribune), has propelled her into the world of both opera and concert.

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Issachah Savage

Issachah Savage, tenor

The profile of American tenor Issachah Savage was dramatically raised when he swept the boards at Seattle’s International Wagner Competition in 2014, taking First Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Favourite award. 

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Ryan Speedo Green

Ryan Speedo Green, bass baritone

Praised by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times for his ‚Äúrobust voice‚ÄĚ and Anne Midgette of The
Washington Post as an artist ‚Äúfully ready for a big career,‚ÄĚ bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is quickly
establishing himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses.

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Colorado Symphony Chorus

Colorado Symphony Chorus

The 2021-2022 Colorado Symphony concert season marks the 38th season of the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Founded in 1984 by Duain Wolfe at the request of Gaetano Delogu, then the Music Director of the Symphony, the chorus has grown into a nationally respected ensemble.

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Duain Wolfe

Duain Wolfe, chorus director

Three-time Grammy¬ģ winner for Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Recording, and Best Opera Performance, Duain Wolfe is Founder and Director of the Colorado Symphony Chorus and Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

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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. Gates open 60 minutes prior to performances. GRFA 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 appropriate intervals.

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. We expect that bus capacity for each bus will be limited to 40 or fewer people. 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. 

Walking instructions from the Vail Village Parking Structure

Via Gore Creek Trail: 15-minute scenic walk
1. Exit the parking garage by following the Pedestrian Exit signs towards ‚ÄúVail Village‚ÄĚ / ‚ÄúGolden Peak‚ÄĚ
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?

Packages are available beginning February 10. 
Single tickets go on sale to the public on May 15. 

Tickets 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. Fees apply. Tickets are delivered by mail, mobile app, 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.

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office is open from 11:00AM until concert start time (5:00PM 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 GRFA amphitheater box office located to the right of the main entrance lobby. The box office is open 11:00AM to concert start time during the Festival.

What is your vaccination policy?

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and community are Bravo! Vail's top priorities. After careful consideration and in compliance with our venue partners, as well as local, state, and federal guidelines, we will not require proof of vaccination to attend Bravo! Vail events for the 2022 summer season. Face coverings at all events will be optional and encouraged for anyone who wishes to wear them. We will continue to stay in close communication with Eagle County Public Health and Environment, and we may change our policy at any time in the interest of the health and safety of our guests, artists, employees, and volunteers.

This policy may be revised or changed at any time.‚ÄĮ We thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and flexibility.

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 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. 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. 

How can I learn more about the music?

Find more on the website, Bravo! Vail Music Festival App, or program book!


What should I bring to the concerts?

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 (4-inch legs), and umbrellas are permitted at concerts. 

All bags are subject to search (please help us by packing your bag with this in mind).

No oversized bags will be allowed (for example: duffle bags, large backpacking bags, suitcases). 

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.

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 contacting 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.

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 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 or 877.812.5700¬†Mon‚ÄďFri 9:00AM‚Äď4:00PM (and Sat‚ÄďSun 10:00AM-4:00PM during the Festival).

Do you charge‚ÄĮservice‚ÄĮfees?‚ÄĮ 

Bravo! Vail‚ÄĮenriches people's lives through the power of music by producing the finest performances by the greatest artists; fostering music education; and promoting a lifelong appreciation of the arts. We strive to provide the best experience for all audiences. As we continue to maintain this high level of service,‚ÄĮour in-house box office happily manages‚ÄĮthe ticketing and seating process for our patrons.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮThe price of each ticket helps offset‚ÄĮproduction‚ÄĮcosts, artist fees and housing, and other expenses‚ÄĮassociated with the performance.‚ÄĮHowever, ticket sales revenue covers‚ÄĮless than half of what it costs to present‚ÄĮworld-class music in Colorado's most beautiful mountain setting.‚ÄĮ¬†

Service‚ÄĮfees help offset‚ÄĮthe cost associated with processing, printing, and selling tickets. Costs include:‚ÄĮ¬†

  • Credit card processing fees¬†
  • Wages and training for our Box Office staff‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Print collateral associated with ticketing: ticket stock, envelopes, and postage for mailed tickets.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Licensing‚ÄĮand fees associated with our ticketing software, servers that host our ticketing platform, and other services to deliver digital ticketing¬†


A five percent‚ÄĮservice fee is applied to tickets sold through and an eight percent fee for tickets sold by phone, and in-person through official Bravo! Vail ticketing sources. These fees are proportionate to the ticket's listed price.‚ÄĮAdditional venue fees may apply. To make our pricing clear‚ÄĮto ticket buyers, we do not fold ticketing fees into base ticket prices.‚ÄĮ All service fees are non-refundable.¬†

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