VAIL - For the second year in a row, the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival is a participant in Colorado Gives Day.
Bravo, a six-week annual music festival, brings world-renowned musicians to venues throughout Eagle County and makes the arts accessible for both children and adults. Bravo was incorporated in 1987 as a Colorado nonprofit. The organization is dedicated to enriching people's lives through the power of music, fostering the arts in the Eagle Valley and providing a life-long appreciation of the arts. It presents more than 60 free community concerts and programs a year, provides affordable after-school piano lessons for elementary students, provides enrichment opportunities and brings the country's top-tier orchestras to Vail. Bravo assists in the economic vitality of Colorado and Eagle County and enhances the lives of both visitors and residents alike.
Bravo concluded its 25th anniversary season Aug. 4. Season highlights included orchestral concerts by its three resident orchestras - the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, a performance by Cirque de la Symphonie, Mozart's Great Mass, Big Music For Little Bands and the Silver Oak Series. Bravo celebrates its 26th season June 28 through Aug. 3, under the direction of new Executive Director James Palermo and Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott. Tickets go on sale in April. For more information, visit www.vailmusic.org or call 970-827-5700.