One of the most popular chamber works by one of the world’s most popular composers, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet is unquestionably a masterpiece of the entire classical music repertoire: innovative, exquisite, and bursting with gorgeous colors. Perfectly preceded by Nielsen’s witty “Serenade in Vain,” this charming musical journey concludes with the youthfully exuberant Septet by Beethoven. All in all, a glorious showcase for the Academy’s winds and strings.
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THE ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
NIELSEN: Serenata in vano for Winds and Strings
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet K. 581 for Winds and Strings
BEETHOVEN: Septet for Winds and Strings
NIELSEN: SERENATA IN VANO FOR WINDS AND STRINGS
MOZART: CLARINET QUINTET K. 581 FOR WINDS AND STRINGS
BEETHOVEN: SEPTET FOR WINDS AND STRINGS
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
“An ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive, and obviously enjoying themselves.” - Dallas Morning News
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
The Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed in 1967, drawing its membership from the world-renowned chamber orchestra the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which was itself founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 and is currently led by Music Director Joshua Bell. The purpose behind the formation of the Chamber Ensemble was to perform the larger scale chamber music repertoire with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra and play-directed by Academy Director / Leader Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble now performs in multiple configurations from wind trios to string octets. Its touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs.
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Where are the performances held?
Bravo! Vail Chamber Music Series concerts at held at Donovan Pavilion, located on the South Frontage Road near West Vail: 1600 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657
What time do performances begin?
Concerts start punctually at 6pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Late seating will be at the completion of the first movement or after the first piece, as directed by the Bravo! Vail Guild volunteers.
How long do concerts last?
Concerts generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours with a scheduled intermission.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
• Phone: 877.812.5700 or Fax 970.827.5707
• Mail or in-person: Bravo! Vail 2271 N Frontage Rd W Suite C, Vail, CO 81657
• Email: email@example.com
Ticket delivery methods are Mail, Print at Home, and Will Call. Bravo! Vail accepts all major credit cards: Amex, Visa, MasterCard and Discover; cash, and checks with proper identification. There is a $2 order fee per ticket.
What are the Box Office hours?
Bravo! Vail Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. During the Festival, hours include Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700.
Tickets are also sold at the Donovan Pavilion on concert days, one hour prior to concert.
Where is the Will Call window?
Will Call tickets may be picked up one hour prior to the concert at the Box Office table located to the right of the entrance of Donovan Pavilion.
Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?
Group sales discounts of up to 15% for groups of 15 or more are available to select concerts. Please call 970.827.4316 for more information, or view the Group Sales page.
What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?
All sales are final. If you are unable to attend your concert, please call the Box Office at 877.812.5700 by 3pm prior to the concert to release the tickets for resale. If you wish to give tickets to a friend, you may call the Box Office to leave them in your friend's name at Will Call.
What food and beverages are available at the concert?
Food and beverages including beer and wine are available for purchase on the back patio prior to concert and at intermission.
What is the seating plan?
Seating for Chamber Music Series concerts is general admission seating and is ADA (American Disability Act) accessible.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for concerts — wear what makes you most comfortable! You can dress formally, or opt for jeans and a t-shirt, or anything in between.
What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?
The Box Office can reprint your tickets if needed.
What if I lose something at the concert?
Call the Bravo! Vail Box Office 970.827.5700 or the Donovan Pavilion 970.477.3699.
What are some general rules of Chamber Series concert etiquette?
Please arrive before the concert begins to allow time for parking and seating. Please limit conversation so others may enjoy the music. Please turn off phones. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.
What is the Donovan Pavilion Child Policy?
The Chamber Series concert experience is very intimate. There are no places at the Donovan Pavilion with no areas for children to relocate to and take a break. While there is really no “right” age for bringing your child to a chamber concert, Bravo! Vail strongly recommends audiences are six or older, and caution that a chamber music concert might not be the best introductory experience to classical music for a child.that children are ready for a serious classical music concert. However, you know your child best and can judge their readiness for experiencing a chamber music concert at Bravo! Vail. However, you knokw your child best and can judge if they will be able to sit quietly throughout the performance.
What if I still have questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at 877.812.5700 Monday–Friday 9am–4pm MST with any questions you have.