Bravo! Vail Music Festival tickets go on sale to the public Monday, April 11 |

Bravo! Vail Music Festival tickets go on sale to the public Monday, April 11

Staff report
Vail Daily
Tickets for this summer's Bravo! Vail Music Festival go on sale today. Concerts at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater start at $28 for lawn seats.
Zach Mahone | Special to the Daily |

VAIL — The public can now purchase tickets for this summer’s Bravo! Vail Music Festival, which takes place June 23 through Aug. 6. The 2016 season features the festival’s first international orchestra, London’s world-renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, led by acclaimed violinist and music director Joshua Bell. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic return for residencies alongside a number of today’s most esteemed soloists and chamber artists.

Ticket pricing

Concerts at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater start at $28 for lawn seats. Pavilion seats range from $44 to $109. Lawn tickets for children 12 and younger are $5.

Tickets for the Chamber Music Series start at $29, and Classically Uncorked presented by Grgich Hills Estate tickets start at $50. Gala tickets start at $300.

Soiree Series tickets start at $225 (currently available to donors of $3,000 or more) and will go on sale to the general public May 16. Bravo! Vail ticket prices are subject to change; purchase early for the best prices and seating.

Green Passes are non-transferable and provide lawn seating to all 20 orchestral concerts. Green Pass pricing is $180, increasing to $220 after June 1. Transferable passes may be shared among users. Transferable pricing is $280, increasing to $320 after June 1. Student and teacher passes are also available; call for details.

Season highlights

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields opens the season on June 23 with Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, and Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk perform Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto on June 25. The Academy concludes its residency on June 26 with Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.”

On June 29, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens with Carl Orff’s operatic masterpiece, “Carmina Burana.” “Ellis Hall: Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond,” will be performed on July 2. On July 3, violinist Augustin Hadelich plays Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto. The residency concludes on July 6 with works by Amadeus Mozart and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Philadelphia Orchestra opens on July 8 with an all-Ludwig van Beethoven program, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. “Cirque de la Symphonie” will be presented on July 9. On July 14, Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts work by Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius and Shostakovich, featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein. Violinist Lisa Batiashivili plays Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto on July 15, and the residency concludes on July 16 with Gustav Mahler’s epic “Resurrection Symphony.”

The New York Philharmonic opens on July 22 with Spanish-inspired music. On July 23, the Philharmonic performs the score to Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” in tandem with a screening of the film. Pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Franz Liszt on July 26. On July 27, Alan Gilbert conducts Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Ein Heldenleben,” and on July 28, violinist Leila Josefowicz performs Sergei Prokofiev’s intense Violin Concerto No. 1. The Philharmonic ends its residency on July 29 with an epic all-Richard Wagner program.

The Chamber Music Series, held on Tuesday nights in July at Donovan Pavilion, offers dynamic selections from the chamber music repertoire.

Classically Uncorked presented by Grgich Hills Estate provides audiences with music, fine wines and gourmet food at the Donovan Pavilion. This season’s concerts, which take place on Aug. 2, 3 and 4, celebrate the works of living composers and include a world premiere by composer Poul Ruders.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 877-812-5700.

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