Bravo! Vail to Kick Off The Linda and Mitch Hart Soiree Series with Paquito D'Rivera, 7/2


Bravo! Vail Announces today that a limited number of reservations for The Linda and Mitch Hart Soirée Series are now open and available to the general public. The Linda and Mitch Hart Soirée Series features four private performances in four unique and spectacular homes throughout the Vail Valley. Truly an experience, these events are some of the most exclusive and sought-after performances produced by Bravo! Vail.

Soirées offer the unique opportunity to enjoy chamber music in the type of intimate setting for which it was originally conceived and performed. The design of each evening allows patrons, artists and guests to gather in Vail Valley's most beautiful homes for a sumptuous meal and outstanding chamber music.

Soirée dates include July 2nd - Latino Soirée: An Evening with Paquito D'Rivera; July 9th - French Soirée: Chausson's Romantic Masterpiece; July 23rd - Broadway Soirée: Music from the Great White Way; and July 28th - Strings Soirée: An Evening with the Jasper String Quartet. Each Soirée includes cocktails, a concert and a gourmet dinner served by famous area chefs.

Chefs include Chef Daniel Joly of Mirabell at Beaver Creek (July 2nd), Chef Tracey van Curan of Foods of Vail (July 9th), Chef Eric Berg of Vail Catering Concepts (July 23rd), and Chef Jean-Michel Chelain of The Left Bank (July 28th).

Each Soirée begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour, during which hors d'oeuvres, wine, cocktails and soft drinks are served. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a specially prepared chamber music program is performed by Bravo! Vail's internationally renowned chamber and concerto artists. A seated dinner follows the performance. Reservations for The Linda and Mitch Hart Soirée Series are $200.00 each and may be purchased by calling the box office at 877.812.5700.

On Tuesday, July 2nd at the Grojean Residence in Beaver Creek, Cuban Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera shares the stage with his musical partner, pianist Alex Brown, in a rare, intimate Latino Soirée gathering.

A French Soirée on Tuesday, July 9th at the Sheehy Residence in Beaver Creek features Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. World-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra are the featured performers.

For a major change of pace, Bravo! Vail offers its first ever Broadway Soirée at the Washing Residence in Mountain Star on July 23rd, featuring the extraordinary Ted Sperling as pianist and vocalist singing memorable tunes from The Great White Way.

The Mayer Residence in Cordillera Valley is host to the final Soirée of the season, an evening with the Jasper String Quartet and guests performing Brahms on July 28th.


Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.
Latino Soirée: An Evening with Paquito D'Rivera
The Grojean Residence, Beaver Creek
Paquito D'Rivera, saxophone and clarinet
Alexander Brown, piano

Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera shares the stage with his musical partner, pianist Alex Brown, in this rare, intimate gathering. Born in Cuba, the 11-time Grammy Award-winner has earned acclaim in nearly every musical arena.

Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 p.m.
French Soirée: Chausson's Romantic Masterpiece
The Sheehy Residence, Beaver Creek?
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra
CHAUSSON: Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21