Bravo! Vail’s Soiree Series gets going July 16 |

Bravo! Vail’s Soiree Series gets going July 16

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Bravo! Vail will hosts four performances in private homes this summer. The first is July 16 in Edwards featuring a string trio.
Kent Pettit | Special to the Daily |

VAIL — Bravo! Vail announced today that reservations for The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series are now being accepted. The Soirée Series features four private performances in four spectacular homes throughout the Vail Valley. The design of each evening allows artists and guests to enjoy a sumptuous meal and outstanding chamber music together. Soirée dates include July 16 – String Trio Soirée, featuring members of the New York Philharmonic; July 21 – An Evening with Bramwell Tovey, with the conductor, composer and musical raconteur at the piano; July 26 – Haydn and Weber Soirée, featuring the Dover Quartet; and August 1 – The French Impressionist, featuring members of the New York ensemble, Le Train Bleu.

Each soirée includes cocktails, a concert, and a gourmet dinner served by famous area chefs. Featured chefs include Chef Daniel Joly of Mirabelle at Beaver Creek (July 16), Chef Jean-Michel Chelain of The Left Bank (July 21), Chef Tracey van Curan of Foods of Vail (July 26), and Chef Eric Berg of Vail Catering Concepts (August 1). Truly a unique experience, these events are some of the most sought-after performances produced by Bravo! Vail.

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About the Music: The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series


Wednesday, July 16, 6 p.m.

The Martin Residence, Edwards

Kerry McDermott, violin

Paul Neubauer, viola

Eileen Moon, cello

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

MARTINŮ: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola

O’CONNOR: F.C.’s Jig for Violin and Viola

BEETHOVEN: String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1

Chef Daniel Joly of Mirabelle at Beaver Creek

On Wednesday, July 16 at the Martin Residence in Edwards, three current and former members of the New York Philharmonic — Kerry McDermott, Paul Neubauer and Eileen Moon — perform string trios by composers ranging from J.S. Bach to contemporary American fiddler/composer Mark O’Connor.


Monday, July 21, 6 p.m.

The Krasnow Residence, Cordillera

Bramwell Tovey, piano

Chef Jean-Michel Chelain of The Left Bank

An Evening with Bramwell Tovey — Grammy award-winning music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics series — promises to be a highlight of the season. This soirée on Monday, July 21 at the Krasnow Residence in Cordillera features the ever-charming Maestro Tovey performing solo piano works, while no doubt entertaining patrons with engaging anecdotes.


Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m.

The Precourt Residence, Lake Creek

Stephen Williamson, clarinet

Dover Quartet

HAYDN: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1

WEBER: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34

Chef Tracey van Curan of Foods of Vail

The July 26 soirée at the Precourt Residence in Lake Creek showcases Haydn’s String Quartet in G major performed by one of Bravo! Vail’s young artists-in-residence groups, the Dover Quartet, which The New Yorker recently styled “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Joining this illustrious soirée is the New York Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson, featured in Weber’s Clarinet Quartet, almost a mini-concerto for that instrument and strings.


Friday, August 1, 6 p.m.

The Brownstein and Tannebaum Residence, Buffehr Creek, Vail

Ransom Wilson, flute

Jonathan Moerschel, viola

Bridget Kibbey, harp

D’RIVERA: Bandoneon for solo harp

BRUCE: Caja de Musica for solo harp

J.S. BACH: Sonata for Flute and Harp in E-flat major, BWV 1031

DEBUSSY: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Chef Eric Berg of Vail Catering Concepts

Bravo! Vail’s 2014 soirée season ends with an evening celebrating one of the great Impressionists, Claude Debussy. This soirée on August 1 at the Brownstein and Tannebaum Residence in Buffehr Creek, Vail features members of the New York ensemble Le Train Bleu, a musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians of Le Train Bleu are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. At this final soirée of the season, they perform varied works by Debussy, as well as J.S. Bach and Paquito D’Rivera.

Reservations for The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series are $200 each and may be purchased by calling the box office at 877-812-5700.

Bravo! Vail soirées offer the unique opportunity to enjoy chamber music in the type of intimate setting for which it was originally conceived and performed. Each soirée begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, during which hors d’oeuvres, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a specially prepared chamber music program is performed by Bravo! Vail’s internationally renowned chamber and concerto artists. A seated dinner follows the performance, where patrons will have the opportunity to relax and get to know each other and the artists.

For more information about Bravo! Vail visit or call 970-827-5700.

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