Immersive Experiences

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Bravo! Vail’s Immersive Experiences Series studies a specific theme or body of work in depth through performances, lectures, and other avenues of exploration. The 2022 Series entitled A Love Story in Song will examine the intense, intimate relationships between composers Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms, and the impact these connections had on their lives and work, with a special emphasis on their art songs (Lieder).

The two programs will be curated and performed by tenor Nicholas Phan, soprano Susanna Phillips, pianist Myra Huang, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, with Robert Schumann’s beloved song cycles Frauenliebe and Leben ("A Woman’s Life and Love") and Dichterliebe ("A Poet’s Love") serving as anchors for the programs.

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

  • Location

    Donovan Pavilion

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  • July

    18

    Monday

    7:00 PM


    A Love Story in Song, Part I

    📍 Donovan Pavilion, Vail

    Immersive Experiences
    A Love Story in Song

    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    Susanna Phillips, soprano
    Myra Huang, piano
    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

    Meet the members of classical music's most complicated love triangle, portrayed through the artists’ own works and performed by extraordinary musicians deeply devoted to the art of storytelling through song. The tale begins with the courtship of Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann as they overcome parental disapproval, discover their own personal love language of music, and embark on a shared life of mutual support and admiration, all told through the lens of lieder.

    All artists, programs, and pricing subject to change.


  • July

    19

    Tuesday

    7:00 PM


    A Love Story in Song, Part II

    📍 Donovan Pavilion, Vail

    Immersive Experiences
    A Love Story in Song

    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    Susanna Phillips, soprano
    Myra Huang, piano
    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

    It takes three to make a love triangle: Enter, Johannes Brahms. In this program, the Schumanns discover and embrace their young protégé, and their lives become intimately interwoven. Brahms falls deeply in love with Clara, and selflessly, torturously, supports her through Robert’s decline and death. Illuminating these artists’ stories through their own glorious music, and the words of the Romantic poets who inspired them, is a uniquely moving, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    All artists, programs, and pricing subject to change.


Immersive Experiences FAQs


Where are Immersive Experiences concerts held?

For 2022, the Bravo! Vail Immersive Experiences are held at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, CO.

Where do I park for the concerts?

Free parking is available onsite.

What time do the performances take place?

Optional Pre-Concert Talks begin at 6:00PM and concerts start promptly at 7:00PM. Doors open at 5:30PM. Please allow plenty of time to park and get to the venue. Latecomers will be escorted to seats by ushers at appropriate intervals.

How long do concerts last?

Pre-Concert Talks last approximately 45 minutes, the musical performances generally last 80-90 minutes with a scheduled 10-minute intermission.

How do I buy tickets?

Packages of three or more concerts will be available February 10, 2022. 

Single Tickets On Sale March 15, 2022

Tickets may be purchased in the following ways:
1. Online at bravovail.org
2. By calling the box office 877.812.5700
3. Pending availability, in person at the entrance of the venue starting at 5:00PM 

What are 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 is located in West Vail at 2271 N Frontage Rd W, Vail CO 81657 and can be reached at 877.812.5700. Space permitting, tickets will also be sold at the entrance of the venue starting at 5:00PM.

Where is the Will Call window?

Will Call tickets may be picked up before the concert at the door of the Edwards Interfaith Chapel starting at 5:00PM.

What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?

Call the Box Office before 3:00PM the day of the concert to reprint your tickets. Starting at 5:00PM, Box Office staff can also reprint tickets at the entrance of the venue.

What is the seating plan?

Seating for Immersive Experiences is general admission. 

Are food and beverages available at the concert?

Concessions will be open starting with the doors at 5:30PM. They will remain open through concert start, and then again at intermission. Concessions offered include bar service and snacks. 

What should I wear?

Casual dress.

What are some general rules of Immersive Experiences 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 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 is the Immersive Experiences 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 if I lose something at the concert?

Call Bravo! Vail Box Office at 970.827.5700 or the Edwards Interfaith Chapel staff at 970.926.3388.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact the Box Office at 877.812.5700 Mon–Fri 9:00AM–4:00PM (and Sat–Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM during the Festival).

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