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The Philadelphia Orchestra is admired for a legacy of innovation and known for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences. This Orchestra’s distinctive sound returns to Bravo! Vail for its 15th annual residency in 2022.

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



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  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    A Hero's Life with Denève

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Pre-Concert Talk at 5:00PM

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Stéphane Denève, conductor
    Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin

    CARLOS SIMON Fate Now Conquers
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life"), Op. 40

    Inspired by an entry in Beethoven’s journal, Fate Now Conquers draws on uncertainty and turns it into inspiration. The exceptional Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider brings his “enormous presence and charisma” (Philadelphia Inquirer) to the impassioned and inventive violin concerto by Sibelius. Strauss’s virtuosic tone poem is an astounding musical autobiography, depicting life, love, struggles, and fulfillment.

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

  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Stéphane Denève, conductor
    Kirill Gerstein, piano

    STACY GARROP Penelope Waits
    LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

    This is an enthralling, voluptuous dream of a program, a musical marriage made in heaven for the famous “Philadelphia Sound.” The gentle longing of Penelope Waits set the scene for the “serious, intelligent, and virtuosic music-making” (The Observer) of Kirill Gerstein in a dazzling concerto by Liszt. Finally, Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Third Symphony, which intertwines a modern melancholy with lustrous, life-affirming Romanticism.

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

  • July



    7:30 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Program begins at 7:30PM

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    George Daugherty, conductor


    Brilliant Warner Bros. Looney Tunes like “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concert,” and “The Rabbit of Seville” have introduced the exhilarating experience of classical music to generations of audiences worldwide over the past 80 years. Bring the whole family to experience over a dozen of these beloved cartoons projected on the big screen, while their extraordinary original Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn scores are played live by The Philadelphia Orchestra. (In the hilarious “Long Haired-Hare,” Bugs even masquerades as the Orchestra’s iconic Leopold Stokowski, Philadelphia’s music director from 1912 to 1936!) This new edition celebrates the 30th Anniversary of this critically acclaimed production that has delighted audiences all over the world for three decades. Created and produced by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong.

    LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s22)

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

  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Beethoven & Schubert with Stutzmann

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
    Haochen Zhang, piano

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, The Great

    Beethoven’s first piano concerto starts simply and evolves into an epic journey, especially in the hands of Haochen Zhang, “a musician of extraordinary technical mastery and perception” (New York Arts). Schubert’s colossal Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring revelation filled with complex melodic interplay, surprising tonal shifts, and brilliant, fearless exuberance.

    Join us for a talkback with Nathalie Stutzmann and Anne-Marie McDermott immediately following the concert.

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

  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Pre-Concert Talk at 5:00PM

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
    Daniel Lozakovich, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique

    Pure Russian romance awaits with a bewitching Polonaise from Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera, and the Bravo! Vail debut of the “exceptional” (Le Figaro) violinist Daniel Lozakovich in Prokofiev’s enthralling Second Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky himself conducted the premiere of his "Pathétique” Symphony just a week before his death. Sometimes described as his own personal requiem, it lives on as one of the composer’s most cherished creations.

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

  • July



    6:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Brahms's Fourth Conducted by Stutzmann

    đź“Ť Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
    Ricardo Morales, clarinet
    Choong-Jin Chang, viola

    COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
    BRUCH Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 88
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

    Bruch’s gorgeous double concerto is a rare gem, and an electrifying showcase for the orchestra’s principal clarinet and viola. Hauntingly beautiful and filled with emotional nuance, the transcendent Fourth Symphony by Brahms is a fitting finale for the Fabulous Philadelphians’ season at Bravo! Vail.

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

Seating Chart

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 “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?

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.  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–Fri 9:00AM–4:00PM (and Sat–Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM during the Festival).

Do you charge service fees?  

Bravo! Vail enriches 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, our in-house box office happily manages the ticketing and seating process for our patrons.  The price of each ticket helps offset production costs, artist fees and housing, and other expenses associated with the performance. However, ticket sales revenue covers less than half of what it costs to present world-class music in Colorado's most beautiful mountain setting.  

Service fees help offset the cost associated with processing, printing, and selling tickets. Costs include:  

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


A five percent service 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. Additional venue fees may apply. To make our pricing clear to ticket buyers, we do not fold ticketing fees into base ticket prices.  All service fees are non-refundable. 

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