Violinists Joshua Bell and Midori will stop by. Charismatic pianist Yefim Bronfman will make an appearance. And the Philadelphia Orchestra will reprise their role as Mickey Mouse's backing track for "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
Bravo! Vail, the high-altitude music festival, unveiled the programs for its 2014 season this morning. Highlights include:
- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus on June 28; and an evening of Barber, Copland and Bernstein featuring violinist James Ehnes on Barber's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra on June 30
- The Philadelphia Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky and Bruch, featuring violinist Joshua Bell on Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, on July 5; and live accompaniment for a screening of Disney's film "Fantasia" on July 9
- The New York Philharmonic performing an evening of Neilsen, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Lizst, with violinist Midori playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major on July 18; and an all-Beethoven program with pianist Yefim Bronfman playing the "Emperor" Piano Concerto No. 5 on July 19.
- Several intriguing chamber concerts, including the Dover Quartet and Third Coast Percussion performing Bela Bartok and Steve Reich on July 22; and Le Train Bleu on a program of Vivaldi, Bach and John Adams on Aug. 2.
Here's footage of Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott during a December visit to to CPR's Performance Studio.