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Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival awarded cultural grants for 2009 season

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival recently received a $20,000 grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts. The grant will support Bravo’s 2009 efforts to expand and diversify year-round music opportunities and community education programs.

“We are very thankful to the Colorado Council on the Arts for its continued support and generosity,” said Bravo! Executive Director John Giovando. “This grant is an investment in Bravo and the Vail Valley as the funds will support our mission to foster family and community unity through increasing awareness and appreciation for classical music and the arts.”

This is the fifth consecutive year the Colorado Council on the Arts (CCA) has supported Bravo’s educational efforts. According to its Web site, the CCA’s mission is to promote the cultural, educational and economic growth of Colorado through development of its arts and cultural heritage.

The Festival also received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for artistic expenses associated with the 2009 festival. The NEA has been a supporter of the festival for the past seven consecutive seasons. The Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts. It was established as an independent agency by Congress in 1965 to promote the arts in all 50 states.

“We are honored to receive this level of recognition and support from the NEA,” Giovando said.

Celebrating 22 years in the Vail Valley in 2009, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival will bring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic to the Vail Valley. For a complete Festival lineup or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 877-812-5700.


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