The New York Philharmonic performs at Bravo! Vail.

(Photo: Chris Lee)

Colorado’s numerous summer music festivals continue to roll out enticing details about the 2017 season. Today, Bravo! Vail offered a look at what visitors to the Vail Valley can expect to hear this summer.

The festival announced a new project this year. Organizers commissioned a new piece for each of the four orchestras in residence at the festival, plus a fifth piece for Bravo’s more intimate chamber concerts. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will play the first new piece, by bassist Edgar Meyer, at the opening concert on June 22.

More highlights:

  • June 24: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Music Director Joshua Bell and cellist Stephen Isserlis perform Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Antonin Dvorak’s "Silent Woods for Cello and Orchestra."
  • June 28: The Dallas Symphony and Music Director Jaap van Zweden play an all-Tchaikovsky program. It features Symphony No. 4 as well as Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Garrick Ohlsson.
  • July 15: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin play Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman and a piece by Mason Bates called “Alternative Energy.”
  • July 28: Conductor Alan Gilbert conducts his last Bravo! Vail concert as New York Philharmonic’s music director. It’s an all-Beethoven program featuring Symphony No. 9 and pianist Inon Barnatan playing Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Aug. 3: The season closes with an evening of chamber music featuring Brahms’ Three Intermezzi, Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet and Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 5. There’s also a new piece by composer David Ludwig.

Read Bravo! Vail's full schedule for 2017.

Check out season highlights from Aspen Music Festival & School and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder.