Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
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The only Festival in North America to host three of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail celebrates its 26th season June 28 through August 3, 2013, under the leadership of artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott and executive director James W. Palermo. Each summer, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic take up residence in Vail, CO and are featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. World renowned chamber music artists, including members of all three resident orchestras, come together in 2013 with the Calder and Jasper String Quartets, and Cantus, America's premier male vocal ensemble, in a diverse and eclectic chamber music series.
Bravo! Vail’s ultimate trifecta: great music, social interaction, and the natural beauty of the Vail Valley is enhanced by a renewed effort to reach core target markets - year-round residents, second-home owners, and visitors to the Vail Valley, including Denver/Front Range visitors - who love sharing a great musical experience in a spectacular natural setting with friends.
Bravo! Vail was created in 1987 by John Giovando, an attorney with a love of classical music, and acclaimed violinist, Ida Kavafian, who together had already established a successful chamber music festival in New Mexico. Through world-class performances, dedicated leadership and generous support from the community, the Festival has grown from a handful of attendees to an annual audience of more than 60,000. More than 50 acclaimed soloists visit the Vail Valley each summer to perform in chamber ensembles and as soloists with resident orchestras.