The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

July 6 - 14, 2018


Renowned for its distinctive sound and a legacy of innovation, The Philadelphia Orchestra has been delivering powerful musical experiences for Bravo! Vail audiences since 2007.


  • Seat Price

    $44 - $119

  • Lawn Price

    $5 - $28

  • Location

    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

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  • Dates
    Performances
  • July

    06

    Friday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    DENÈVE CONDUCTS BRAHMS & DVOŘÁK

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    STÉPHANE DENÈVE, CONDUCTOR
    NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER, VIOLIN

    BRAHMSViolin Concerto
    DVOŘÁKSymphony No. 8


  • July

    07

    Saturday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR & MAHLER’S TITAN

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    STÉPHANE DENÈVE, CONDUCTOR
    NICHOLAS ANGELICH, PIANO

    BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 5,Emperor
    MAHLERSymphony No. 1, "Titan"


  • July

    08

    Sunday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    THIBAUDET PLAYS SAINT-SAËNS

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    STÉPHANE DENÈVE, CONDUCTOR
    JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, PIANO

    BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
    SAINT-SAËNSPiano Concerto No. 5
    CONNESSON: And Clearly in the Valley the River Appears
    RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome


  • July

    11

    Wednesday

    07:30 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: FILM WITH LIVE SCORE

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    DAVID NEWMAN, CONDUCTOR

    A Bravo! Vail tradition takes on a new adventure! As dusk descends, follow Indiana Jones on his famous quest while the Fabulous Philadelphians perform.


  • July

    13

    Friday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    MOZART, BARBER & BRAHMS

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    KENSHO WATANABE, CONDUCTOR
    AUGUSTIN HADELICH, VIOLIN

    MOZARTPrague” Symphony
    BARBERViolin Concerto
    BRAHMS: Haydn Variations


  • July

    14

    Saturday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    TRIFONOV PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    JAMES GAFFIGAN, CONDUCTOR
    DANIIL TRIFONOV, PIANO

    SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride
    RACHMANINOFFPiano Concerto No. 1
    HUMPERDINCK: Selections from Hansel and Gretel
    WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser


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The Philadelphia Orchestra


Distinctive Sound, Legacy of Innovation

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of innovation both on and off the concert stage.  The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging, and exceeding, that level by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Denève & Ehnes

Gil Shaham and The Philadelphia Orchestra play Mozart

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 (except for the movie screening which starts at 7:30PM). The GRFA lobby opens 90 minutes prior and 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 an appropriate interval.

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. 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 DIRECTIONS 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?
Tickets, passes, and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
1. Online: bravovail.org
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 credit cards, cash, and checks. There is a $2 fee per ticket. Tickets are delivered by mail or email,or may be picked up at the Box Office.

What are the Box Office hours?
Bravo! Vail Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9AM to 4PM. During the Festival, hours include Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office is open from 11AM until concert start time (5PM 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 Box Office located to the right of the main GRFA entrance lobby. The Box Office is open 11AM to concert start time during the Festival.

Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?
Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available for select concerts. Please call 970.827.4316 for more information.

What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?
Tickets are non-refundable. You may exchange your tickets ($7 fee per ticket) by calling the Box Office at 877.812.5700 up to 2 days before the concert. You may release your tickets or leave them for a friend at Will Call by calling the Box Office.

What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?
There is no charge to reprint tickets. Please call 877.812.5700 before 3PM 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 (Premium Aisle, Premium, Reserved, and Saver). 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.

What should I bring to the concert?
 
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, and umbrellas are permitted at concerts. All backpacks, bags, purses, picnic baskets, and coolers will be checked upon entry.

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.

What food and beverages are available for purchase at the GRFA? 
Concessions are offered for purchase inside the venue. Menu items include snacks, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A full bar is also available. All major credit cards and cash are accepted for payment. If you have a pavilion seat, please eat prior to the concert or at intermission.

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 with your lawn ticket purchase online or by calling the Bravo! Vail Box Office at 877.812.5700. To reserve a lawn chair in advance, please email ticketing@bravovail.org

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.

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 877.812.5700 Mon–Fri 9AM–4PM (and Sat–Sun 10AM-4PM during the Festival).