VAIL, CO, July 20, 2022 Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Bravo! Vail) is delighted to announce its contract extensions with Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, who will continue their annual residencies at the Festival through 2024 and 2027, respectively. Additionally, Anne-Marie McDermott – who became the Festival’s third artistic director in 2011 – extends her contract through 2025.
Anne-Marie McDermott comments, “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the New York Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as two of our resident orchestras each season. Reflecting on our past artistic successes brings me tremendous excitement for what we can explore together moving forward, along with The Philadelphia Orchestra. I am truly honored to continue my deeply meaningful work as the Artistic Director of Bravo! Vail and to bring extraordinary orchestral and chamber music to this amazing community every summer.”
Highlights of Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 24-year tenure at Bravo! Vail include performances of classical masterworks led by DSO Music Directors; superstar soloists including James Ehnes, Hélène Grimaud, and Augustin Hadelich; and annual patriotic concerts and high-energy pops concerts. The DSO has also presented new works, co-commissioned with Bravo! Vail including this year’s music for young water that danced beneath my feet by American composer Katherine Balch.
Bravo! Vail celebrated the addition of the New York Philharmonic in 2003 and over the past nearly two decades, the ensemble has performed both classical mainstays and world premieres such as Profiles by Carlos Simon – co-commissioned by Bravo! Vail and the New York Philharmonic – upcoming on July 22. The collaboration has included superstar guest soloists such as Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, and Midori.
Bravo! Vail’s Executive Director Caitlin Murray remarks, “We are proud to continue to present the world’s greatest orchestras and musicians at Bravo! Vail, under the visionary artistic leadership of Anne-Marie McDermott. We have exciting plans for the future and look forward to bringing even more spectacular programs to the Festival with our partners in the years to come.”
About Bravo! Vail Music Festival
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 35th season from June 23 through August 4, 2022. The 2022 season features the return of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In addition, internationally acclaimed chamber artists and soloists perform a wide array of unique and carefully curated chamber music programs. Beyond its summer programming, Bravo! Vail serves the community by providing year-round low-cost music education, including intensive hands-on music instruction for piano and violin students, to help develop new generations of musicians and music lovers. Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott has led the Festival since 2011.

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