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.