Bravo! Vail Music Festival Announces Chamber Orchestra of Europe Debut in 2025

By Francisco Salazar

The Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced that the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) will make its festival debut for a three-concert residency on June 19, 21, and 22, 2025, opening its 2025 Festival season.

The COE will be led by German conductor and newly appointed music director of the Kansas City Symphony Matthias Pintscher and will feature guest artists pianist Yefim Bronfman, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and violinist Blake Pouliot.

In a statement Anne-Marie McDermott, artistic director of Bravo! Vail said, “I am beyond excited that the Chamber Orchestra of Europe will finally make its Bravo! Vail debut as our international chamber orchestra in 2025.”

Simon Fletcher, general manager of COE added, “It is with enormous pleasure and anticipation that we look forward to joining the 2025 Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Our three performances next year are the realization of plans initiated exactly a decade ago; plans that were sadly deflected by the pandemic but are now shining brightly ahead with the promise of a very special and a fun packed residency with exceptional artists Matthias, Yefim, Alisa and Blake at the helm. We look forward to sharing impactful performances full of emotion and spirit, and with the beauty and elemental inspiration of the landscape around Vail added in, we are sure to be able to present outstanding music making for you. The COE rarely visits the US, and we hope you will be intrigued and take this opportunity to hear our special orchestra. We very much look forward to meeting you.”

Bravo! Vail will announce additional details of the COE’s residency and its complete 2025 Festival in the winter of 2024.