VAIL — In its 26th season, Bravo! Vail is increasing the number and scale of its free concert offerings to broaden the organization’s mission to bring music into the lives of more children and adults across the Vail Valley. This summer, Bravo! Vail will present 16 free concerts featuring acclaimed artists such as pianist Joyce Yang, cellist Hai-ye Ni, the Cantus male vocal ensemble, the Jasper String Quartet and members of Bravo! Vail’s three resident orchestras: the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. In addition, the series will present a free family concert featuring the National Repertory Orchestra on July 14, beginning with an Instrument Petting Zoo for Bravo! Vail’s youngest music aficionados.
Each year, Bravo! Vail’s free concert series brings the transformational experience and inspiration of great music to new audiences. The series, which emphasizes chamber music performed in intimate settings, travels to locations such as the Vail Interfaith Chapel, The Chapel at Beaver Creek, Gypsum Town Hall, Bush Creek Pavilion and elsewhere throughout the Valley.
No tickets are required for the Bravo! Vail Free Concert Series. Concertgoers, especially large groups, are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating. To learn more about Bravo! Vail’s free concert series and to read program notes about the music performed at these concerts, visit www.bravovail.org or call the box office at 877-812-5700.
Bravo!Vail free concert schedule
Bravo! Vail: Little Listeners at the Library. Children ages 3 through 7, as well as the young-at-heart, enjoy informative performances by renowned musicians in area libraries.
• Vail Library: 2 p.m. July 16 and July 25.
• Gypsum Library: 1 p.m. July 17.
• Avon Library: 2 p.m. July 12, 2 p.m. July 19 and 2 p.m. July 26.
• Eagle Library: 2 p.m. July 12, 2 p.m. July 26.
J.S. Bach: Solo Cello Suites with Hai-ye Ni at Vail Interfaith Chapel, 1 p.m. July 9
Chamber music with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Compositions by Telemann, Stamitz, Ravel, Joplin and Debussy will be featured. Vail Interfaith Chapel 1 p.m. July 11.
Free Family Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra featuring works by Williams, Adolphe and Marquez. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates open at 10 a.m. with an Instrument Petting Zoo; 11 a.m. on July 14.
When Twilight Falls featuring Cantus at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, 4 p.m., July 14.
Sumer Is Icumin In: Early Music for Spring and Summer featuring Cantus, Gypsum Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., July 15.
All Strings with present and former members of the New York Philharmonic, Vail Interfaith Chapel, 1 p.m., July 16.
Male Choral Music of Dvorak and Janacek featuring Cantus, Vail Interfaith Chapel, 1 p.m., July 18.
Masterworks for Male Voices “On the Shoulders of Giants” featuring Cantus, Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 6 p.m., July 18.
Decoding Webern and Beethoven featuring the Jasper String Quartet at Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle; 7:30 p.m. July 22.
Beethoven’s Finest featuring the Jasper String Quartet, Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail, 1 p.m., July 23.
20th Century Masters featuring the Jasper String Quartet, Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail, 1 p.m., July 25.
Kernis’s Influences featuring the Jasper String Quartet, The Chapel at Beaver Creek, 6 p.m., July 29.
Joyce Yang Performs Rachmaninoff and Schumann, Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail, 1 p.m., July 30.
Solo Piano Music of Chopin, Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail, 1 p.m., Aug. 1, 2013.
For more information about these shows, visit www.bravovail.org or call 970-827-5700.