Chamber Music Program Notes

For The Thursday Evening Chamber Concerts

The 33rd season for Bravo! Vail Music Festival will look quite different than in years past, but it will be intimate and artistically fulfilling in new ways. Programming highlights include the return of the Dover Quartet, and world-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman with Anne-Marie McDermott for a two-piano program. Additional guest artists include violinists Kerry McDermott, Oliver Neubauer, and Clara Neubauer, violists Paul Neubauer and Zoë Martin-Doike, cellist Brook Speltz, as well as pianist Amy Yang. 

Artistic Director, Anne-Marie McDermott and her musical colleagues are honored and excited to embrace the power of music for audiences this summer. It will truly be a memorable journey that none of us will ever forget. 

Bravo! Vail is grateful for the incredible support of their donors and community. It is a privilege to bring music to the Vail Valley this summer.  

In the absence of a printed Program Book and for patrons tuning into the live stream performances, the program notes for the four Thursday Evening Chamber Concerts are available in the sections below. 


In the absence of a printed Program Book and for patrons tuning into the live stream performances, the program notes for The Thursday Evening Chamber Concerts are available for online viewing and printing.   

July 16 Mozart & Brahms printable program notes. 

July 23 Yang & Dover Play Dohnányi printable program notes. 

July 30 Schubert, Barber & Mendelssohn printable program notes. 

August 6 Bronfman & McDermott printable program notes. 

 

Program Notes


July 16 MOZART & BRAHMS

MOZART Quartet No. 1 for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello in G minor, K. 478

BRAHMS Sextet No. 1 for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos in B-flat major, Op. 18

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July 23 YANG & DOVER PLAY DOHNÁNYI

BACEWICZ Quartet (1949)

HAYDN String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Quinten”

DOHNÁNYI Quintet No. 1 for Two Violins, Viola, Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 1

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July 30 SCHUBERT, BARBER, MENDELSSOHN 

SCHUBERT Sonata for Viola and Piano in A minor, D. 821, “Arpeggione”

BARBER Adagio for String Quartet

MENDELSSOHN Octet for Four Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos in E-flat major, Op. 20

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August 6 BRONFMAN & MCDERMOTT

SCHUBERT Marche militaire in D major for Piano, Four Hands, D. 733, No. 1

SCHUBERT Fantasy in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 934

BRAHMS Sonata in F minor for Two Pianos, Op. 34b

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