Partner Press Release from BRAVO! Vail Music Festival
VAIL, CO, December 13, 2022 — Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Bravo! Vail) is thrilled to announce the return of London’s Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) for a three-concert residency, June 22-25, 2023. Violinist and ASMF Music Director Joshua Bell as well as pianist and Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott also join the ensemble during their residency at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Three other stellar orchestras – the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic – complete the orchestral series for the 2023 festival.
Bravo! Vail’s Executive Director Caitlin Murray says, “Bravo! Vail looks forward to welcoming back the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell; their superb musicianship inspires us all. With the reinvigorated ability to bring a chamber orchestra from London to Vail, we renew our dedication as an international destination for classical music.”
London’s acclaimed ensemble Academy of St Martin in the Fields was added to the orchestral roster in 2016. The addition of ASMF signified a new era for Bravo! Vail—representing both the first international and the first chamber orchestra residency in the Festival’s history—which solidified the current format of four top-tier resident orchestras interwoven with a world-class chamber music series. This the ensemble’s fourth residency at Bravo! Vail where they last performed in 2018.
Bravo! Vail announces their 2023 season – taking place from June 22 through August 3 – on February 15. For more information, please visit Bravo! Vail’s website.
About Bravo! Vail Music Festival
Consistently cited as one of the top 10 classical music festivals in the country, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to picturesque venues throughout the Vail and Eagle River Valleys for six weeks, drawing music lovers from around the world. The only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail celebrates its 36th season from June 22 – August 3, 2023, with more than 70 concerts—half of which are presented for free in the community. Beyond its summer programming, Bravo! Vail serves the community by providing year-round, low-cost music education through Music Makers Haciendo Música, a piano and violin instruction program that helps develop new generations of musicians and music lovers. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott has led the Festival since 2011.
“The delightfully friendly Bravo! Vail is a different kind of affair.” — The New York Times
About Academy of St Martin in the Fields
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music. Through unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output – highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus – ASMF quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring program, the name and sound of ASMF is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.
Today ASMF is led by Music Director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, retaining the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble which has become an ASMF hallmark.
For more information, please visit asmf.org.
Managing Director, 8VA Music Consultancy
Christy Pierce, Communication & Grant Specialist
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