Vail — Bravo! Vail single tickets are now on sale to the general public. Bravo! Vail’s 2014 Season takes place from June 27 to August 2, featuring soloists alongside the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. World-renowned chamber musicians join artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott to round out the season with the Chamber Music Series and Silver Oak & Twomey Series.
Orchestral concerts featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic start at $28 for both lawn and Saver Pavilion seats. Reserved, premium and premium aisle respectively start at $67, $82, and $102. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Tickets for the Chamber Music Series start at $29 and Silver Oak & Twomey Chamber Music Series tickets start at $50. Gala tickets are available starting at $300, $500 and $1,000 and The Linda and Mitch Hart Soiree Series tickets are $200. Gala and soiree tickets may be purchased only by phone. Soiree tickets are currently available only to active donors at the Patron Level ($3,000 or above) and will be open to the public beginning May 15. Bravo! Vail ticket prices are subject to change; purchase early for the best prices and seating.
Green passes are a popular non-transferrable pass which provide lawn seating admission to all 17 orchestral concerts. Early rates for green passes are valid through June 2. Green pass early bird pricing is $170 which increases to $204 after June 2. Transferable passes may be shared between users and are ideal for businesses. Transferable early bird pricing is $255 increasing to $289 after June 2. Student and teacher passes are also available.
How to purchase
Purchase online at www.bravovail.org, call the box office at 877-812-5700 or visit the office at 2271 N Frontage Rd W, Suite C in West Vail. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 4 p.m., and include Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting June 21.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens the season on June 27, with jazz guitar great John Pizzarelli in music by Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington. Music Director Jaap van Zweden returns June 28 to lead Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9, Choral.” On June 29, van Zweden offers Ravel’s most famous work, “Bolero.”
Hollywood film classics from great Westerns to James Bond films and favorites by John Williams are presented on July 2 before the residency ends with the Patriotic Concert on July 4.
The Philadelphia Orchestra opens on July 5 with star violinist Joshua Bell. Conductor Donald Runnicles debuts leading the Philadelphians in programs July 6 and 7. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott plays Mozart on July 7.
Bravo! Vail presents its first-ever screening of a film with live orchestra accompaniment with Walt Disney’s cinematic masterpiece, “Fantasia” — here by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin returns on July 11 and 12 with Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3, Eroica” and the French pianist Helene Grimaud.
The New York Philharmonic opens July 18 with music director Alan Gilbert leading violinist Midori playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. On July 19, pianist Yefim Bronfman performs two of Beethoven’s most popular works, concertos No. 1 and 5.
On July 20, The New York Philharmonic offers works by Strauss, Rouse and Tchaikovsky. Bramwell Tovey returns on July 23, in an all-American program of works by Copland, Gershwin and Grofe, and on July 24, the Philharmonic offers music by Frank Loesser, including hits from “Guys and Dolls” and “The Most Happy Fella.”
Closing the Philharmonic’s residency on July 25 is Russian Classics, featuring Joyce Yang in Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”
Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series is scheduled for successive Tuesday nights, typically at the Donovan Pavilion. Gershwin and Joplin: Chamber Jazz will feature members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra members perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” and a concert of “Baroque Concertos and More” closes the season on August 2.
The Silver Oak & Twomey Series continues at the Donovan Pavilion in three programs on July 29, 30 and 31. In an midsummer setting, the evenings feature cabaret-style seating, with wine included.
Bravo! Vail also offers 25 different free, hour-long orchestral, chamber music and community engagement concerts for people of all ages in venues throughout the Vail Valley.
Visit bravovail.org or call 877-812-5700 for more information about the 2014 Bravo! Vail Season.