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ACF Co-Commission featuring Joel Thompson @ Bravo! Vail Music Festival

July 20 @ 7:00 pm CDT

ACF is proud to commission a new orchestral work by Joel Thompson with partners New York Philharmonic (Jaap van Zweden, Music Director), Atlanta Symphony (Nathalie Stutzmann, Music Director), the Aspen Music Festival and School (Robert Spano, Music Director), and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Ann-Marie McDermott, Artistic Director).

American Composers Forum support is made possible by The Thelma E. Hunter Fund in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.

New York Philharmonic Plays Brahms

June 20
6 pm MT
$5 – $154
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

The Philharmonic gives the Colorado premiere of To See the Sky by Joel Thompson in a powerful van Zweden-led program featuring the rousing Prelude to Act I of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Brahms’ profound masterpiece Symphony No. 4.


  • Jaap van Zweden, conductor

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 

JOEL THOMPSON To See the Sky (Colorado Premiere, Joint Commission of The American Composers Forum; New York Philharmonic; Atlanta Symphony; Aspen Music Festival; and Bravo! Vail)

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

PRE-CONCERT TALK 5:10PM – Steven Bruns (University of Colorado Boulder), speaker in the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater Lobby.

For tickets and more information: https://www.bravovail.org/performances/orchestral-series/new-york-philharmonic-2/new-york-philharmonic-plays-brahms/


Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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