New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic

July 21 - 28

Music Director: Alan Gilbert

America’s first symphony orchestra, and one of the oldest in the world, the New York Philharmonic plays a leading role in the international cultural landscape.

  • Seat Price

    $44 - $129

  • Lawn Price

    $5 - $28

  • Location

    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

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Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance

  • Dates
  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Bramwell Tovey: An American Celebration

    A 175th birthday celebration of the New York Philharmonic! Guest conductor Bramwell Tovey leads America’s oldest orchestra in a quintessentially American program of music by Bernstein, Gershwin, and more.

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Kavakos Plays Brahms

    Leonidas Kavakos, Gramophone’s 2014 Artist of the Year and now the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence, tackles the exhilarating and exquisite Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Berlioz’s passionately inspired Symphonie Fantastique.

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Kavakos Leads: Mozart & Schumann

    Kavakos takes up both the bow and the baton, a virtuoso feat and a thrill to witness. This thoughtful program spotlights Bach’s genius at counterpoint, which deeply influenced Schumann’s transcendent Symphony No. 2.

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Gilbert Conducts the New World Symphony

    Alan Gilbert returns to the podium with a world premiere from an inventive young composer, the irresistible energy of Anne-Marie McDermott playing Gershwin, and Dvořák’s beloved “postcard from America.”

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    Mahler's Symphony 7

    Mahler’s Seventh Symphony is a true symphonic odyssey, from its brilliant opening through introspective “night music” movements to the thrillingly virtuosic finale. This glorious work is truly transcendent, especially with the superb musicians of the Philharmonic.

  • July



    06:00 PM

    Orchestra Concert

    A Maestro's Farewell: Beethoven 9

    Beethoven’s timeless Ninth Symphony, alongside the magnificent Piano Concerto, is a fittingly memorable Vail finale for Alan Gilbert’s tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.



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Music Director: Alan Gilbert

New York Philharmonic

America’s First Orchestra: Precision, Power, Soul

Since its first concert in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has played a leading role in American musical life.

The oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world, the Philharmonic has commissioned and/or premiered works by leading composers from every era since its founding, including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Dvorak’s From The New World.

Music Director Alan Gilbert, the first native New Yorker to hold the post, was declared by the New York Times to be “a galvanizing force at the Philharmonic… helping to change the template for what an American orchestra can be.

New York Philharmonic Opening Night: Ballet Music from Le Cid

Bronfman Plays Liszt

Orchestra Concert FAQs

Where are the performances held?
Bravo! Vail orchestral concerts take place at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (GRFA) located at 530 S. Frontage Rd E Vail, CO 81657

What time do performances begin?
Concerts generally start promptly at 6pm (except for movie screenings which start at 7:30 or 8pm). The GRFA lobby opens 90 minutes prior to performances and gates open 60 minutes prior to performances. Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time to park and get into the venue; latecomers will be admitted at an appropriate interval, escorted by volunteers from the Bravo! Vail Guild.

How long do concerts last?
Concerts generally last under two hours. Please check performance pages beginning in April for specific running times.

How do I buy tickets?
Tickets, subscriptions, passes,and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
• Online
• Phone 877.812.5700 or Fax 970.827.5707
• Mail or in-person Bravo! Vail 2271 N Frontage Rd W Suite C, Vail, CO 81657
• Email
Ticket delivery methods are Mail, Print at Home, and Will Call. Bravo! Vail accepts all major credit cards (Amex, Visa, MasterCard and Discover), cash, and checks with proper identification. There is a $2 order fee per ticket.

What are the Box Office hours?
Bravo! Vail Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Starting June 17, hours include Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700.
The Gerald R Ford Amphitheater box office is open from 11am until concert start time (5pm on days with no concerts) beginning mid-June. Tickets for upcoming performances may be purchased on-site during concert intermissions.

Where is the Will Call window?
Will Call tickets may be picked up at the Box Office located to the right of the main entrance lobby. The Box Office is open 11am to concert start time beginning mid-June. Will Call tickets may also be picked up during concert intermissions.

Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?
Group sales discounts of up to 15% for groups of 15 or more are available to select concerts. Please call 970.827.4316 for more information, or view the Group Sales page.

What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?
All sales are final. If you are unable to attend your concert, please call the Box Office at 877.812.5700 at least two hours prior to the concert to donate the tickets for resale or drop them off at the venue so seats can be filled by another music lover. You will receive a ticket release receipt in the mail. If you wish to give tickets to a friend, you may call the Box Office to leave them in your friend's name at Will Call.

What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?
The Box Office can reprint your tickets if needed.

Where are seating options for people with disabilities?
Per the American Disability Act (ADA), the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is accessible to individuals with disabilities. ADA seating is available in Section 1 Row L and Section 4 Row O Premium Aisle, Premium, Reserved, and Saver sections which reflect all reserved seating zones and prices.
A limited number of ADA General Admission Lawn seats are available for sale behind Section 2; you must have a designated ADA lawn seat ticket in order to sit in this area.
By purchasing an ADA seat, you are stating that you require an ADA seat and if purchased fraudulently, you may be subject to relocation.
If you need further assistance purchasing ADA seating, please call the Box Office at 877.812.5700.

What should I bring to the concert?
If you have lawn seating at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, you should plan to bring a blanket to sit on, sunglasses, and a hat or visor. Lawn chairs with legs under 4 inches tall are allowed. Vail weather can be unpredictable so rain gear and a jacket are recommended. Concessions are available at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, but you are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic sealed drinks. Per Colorado State Law, you may not bring outside alcoholic beverages into any Bravo! Vail venue. For your safety and the safety of all of our guests, backpacks, bags, purses, picnic baskets, and coolers will be checked upon entry to Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The following articles are not allowed:
• Alcoholic beverages (picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted, and concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the venue)
• Bikes, inline skates, scooters, and skateboards
• Cameras and recording devices
• Firearms
• Lawn chairs with legs higher than 4 inches (lawn chair rentals are $10)
• Pets
• Smoking

What food and beverages are available for purchase at GRFA?
Popcorn, candy, burgers, sandwiches, and salads are available for purchase at concessions inside GRFA. A full bar is also available to purchase beer, wine, and alcohol. All major credit cards and cash are accepted for payment. In the pavilion seating, we recommend eating prior to the concert or at intermission.
Food and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the GRFA.

What if it rains?
Concerts take place rain or shine. GRFA is an open-air venue. Refunds are not given due to weather unless a concert is canceled in its entirety with no performance rescheduled.

What should I wear?
There is no dress code for concerts — wear what makes you most comfortable! You can dress formally, or opt for jeans and a t-shirt, or anything in between. Just one word of advice: while the summers in Colorado are perfect, the evenings often bring rain showers and cooler temps. We recommend being prepared for both.

What if I lose something at the concert?
Check with the GRFA box office for lost items at intermission or call 970.748.8497.

What are some general rules of concert etiquette?
Above all, we want you to have a beautiful, musically rich concert experience. We ask that all concertgoers help to ensure a mutually enjoyable evening by silencing all devices such as cell phones and watch alarms. Please take time to turn these off prior to performances, so they don’t disrupt musicians and other patrons. Likewise, please limit conversations and other noise-making activities during the music, so everyone can enjoy the concert undisturbed. In the pavilion seating, we recommend eating prior to the concert or at intermission.

What else should I know?
Vail is at high elevation so don’t forget to hydrate and use sun protection. Visitors from lower elevations may experience altitude sickness when traveling to and visiting Vail. Be sure to drink water to allow your body to acclimate to the change in oxygen levels.

What if I still have questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at 877.512.5700 Monday–Friday 9am–4pm MST with any questions you have.