Well done! Vail Music Festival and Philadelphia Orchestra announce extension to 2026
Well done! The Vail Music Festival has announced that it has extended its contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra, which will continue its annual residency at the Festival until 2026.
Making the announcement from the stage at the Philadelphia Orchestra performance tonight, leaders of both organizations celebrated the continuation of their partnership. “Collaborating with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin was a total joy for the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and for me personally, ”says Bravo! Vail’s artistic director, Anne-Marie McDermott. “Remembering a Requiem by Verdi, Carmina Burana, Mahler 2, exciting premieres and debuts, our first film with live orchestra, our first collaboration with a contemporary circus and our first opera – I can’t wait to start the next chapter! “
“Perform at Bravo! Vail is like coming home, ”says Nézet-Séguin. “It’s always inspiring to make music in such a beautiful setting, and we are grateful to our partners at Bravo! Vail for continuing this collaboration. We look forward to bringing new programs to our Vail family that surprise , inspire and represent our world in a truly Philadelphia way. “
Highlights of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 15-year tenure at Bravo! Vail is committed to performing works by living composers such as Mason Bates, Guillaume Connesson, Jennifer Higdon and Roberto Sierra and the acclaimed production of Puccini’s Tosca directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin in 2019.
“In 2007, the Philadelphia Orchestra joined the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, thus consolidating the reputation of Bravo! Vail as one of the world’s premier classical music festivals, ”says Bravo! Vail Executive Director Caitlin Murray. “The Orchestra’s distinctive sound and legacy of ingenuity are on full display each summer at Vail, and it is a privilege to continue our partnership.”
“Our partnership with Bravo! Vail embodies the values of the Orchestra – our commitment to creating joy and connection through extraordinary music,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra. “We are delighted that the relationship between Bravo! Vail and the Orchestra continues to grow.”