Bravo! Vail Music Festival cancels 2020 live events due to pandemic

Posted on: May 13, 2020

“Bravo! Vail has canceled all in-person events for its summer 2020 festival,” writes Casey Russell in Thursday’s (5/7) Vail Daily (Colorado) “While physical concerts scheduled at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and other local venues will not take place, the organization is working to come up with a social distancing-friendly solution for patrons who look forward to celebrating classical music each summer…. ‘It is now clear that the Bravo! Vail Music Festival cannot take place…. We take this step with sadness, but with the health and safety of our musicians, audience, staff, and community as our top priorities,’ said Executive Director Caitlin Murray in a press release. Originally scheduled performances included residencies from the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Bravo! Vail had already canceled the Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s residency, which was scheduled to kick off the festival in June…. Organizers will announce virtually reimagined Bravo! Vail events soon. Bravo! Vail has already staged a virtual concert for kids in its school-year music instruction programs…. ‘When the time is right, we look forward to safely, respectfully and happily returning to the stage,’ said Kathleen Eck, the board chair for Bravo! Vail.”