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Bravo! Vail Music Festival
Bravo! Vail Music Festival


From June 27 through July 4, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra returns to Bravo! Vail for a six-concert residency. Their rich lineup this year juxtaposes dramatic staples of the classical canon performed by some of today’s leading soloists with diverse popular offerings that feature movie scores, patriotic tunes, and more.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concerts at the 
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater


Wednesday, June 27 | 6:00PM

Virtuoso pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his Bravo! Vail debut at this all-Rachmaninoff evening filled with epic extravagance and sensuous lyricism, led by Cristian Măcelaru, a fast-rising star of the conducting world.


Friday, June 29 | 6:00PM

Celebrate the most legendary female singers of our time and the iconic songs that made them famous. From Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin to Joan Jett and Pat Benatar, this show will leave you “dancing in the streets” singing “I love rock and roll!”


Saturday, June 30 | 6:00PM

An intensely spirited showcase for the dynamic Dallas sound, this program  featuring renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud runs the gamut from light to languor, featuring dramatic themes, inventive virtuosity, and a truly unforgettable triumph over the forces of fate.


Sunday, July 1 | 6:00PM

Sultry dance plus sizzling music equals a seductive evening of pure passion, featuring star soprano Camille Zamora, the phenomenal Héctor Del Curto on bandoneón, and award-winning Argentinian dancers.


Monday, July 2 | 6:00PM

Buckle up for a musical voyage to distant galaxies, with exciting, powerful themes from Star Trek, Star Wars, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, and more!


Wednesday, July 4 | 2:00PM

Celebrate this most American of holidays with the most American music conducted by Jeff Tyzik including patriotic works from John Williams, Aaron Copland, and John Philip Sousa.

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Conductor's Corner with Jeff Tyzik

Tyzik on Women Rock!:

"Women Rock! is an exciting and fabulous concert featuring the music of Janice Joplin, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, and other iconic women vocalists and songwriters. I premiered the concert a year ago, and it has been extremely successful wherever it was performed. Our incredible vocalists—Shayna Steele, Katrina Rose, and Cassidy Catanzaro—bring this great music to life."

Tyzik on Tango Caliente!:

"I fell in love with Tango about 10 years ago and worked with Argentinian dancer Patricio Touceda to create this concert filled with romantic, rhythmic and colorful Latin music. The audience will experience four Tango dancers, Spanish soprano Camille Zamora, and 2018 GRAMMY Award winner Héctor del Curto on the bandoneón."

Tyzik on Movie Music: Out of this World

"We will feature music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Phantom Menace, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. We are also playing a suite from one of the first sci-fi movies ever made, Things to Come. These are all fantastic film scores, and it will be a very interesting and fun concert!"

Tyzik on The Patriotic Concert:

"The Fourth of July Patriotic Concert is always an inspiring event for me. It's very meaningful to see everyone celebrating their love of our country through music."

Annie's Spotlight

Anne-Marie McDermott

Bravo! Vail Artistic Director

Chamber music opportunities are always welcomed by the wonderful orchestral players who join us each summer. I always relish talking to these players about their musical passions and exploring meaningful program ideas together. These collaborations can produce musical magic. A great example of this is the first of our Free Concert Series events on July 3. We learned that Emily Levin, Principal Harpist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, was doing a lot of chamber music in her community, even organizing a series of benefit concerts. Emily was over the moon to put together a really delightful program with her colleagues, and we are equally over the moon to showcase the versatile talents of all our Resident Artists, whether in a formal symphonic setting or at a free lunchtime chamber concert. 

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