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Bravo! Vail Music Festival Welcomes New Executive Director

Bravo! Vail Music Festival announced the appointment of Jennifer Teisinger as the festival’s new executive director. Teisinger, who hails from Sun Valley, Idaho, where she managed the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. She was responsible for leading the symphony through a period exceptional artistic success – bringing renowned artists, including Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming, to perform at the festival – which brought unprecedented growth to both audience attendance and fundraising. She begins her role at Bravo! Vail on January 19.music_1

Among other accomplishments, Teisinger supported the development of a new, world-class venue, the Sun Valley Pavilion. Prior to joining Sun Valley Summer Symphony, she served as executive director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, youth orchestra manager with the San Francisco Symphony and in numerous roles with the San Jose Symphony.

“We could not be more excited about Bravo! Vail’s future,” says Dan Godec, chairman of Bravo! Vail’s Music Festival Board of Trustees. “After a nine-year career defined by bold leadership and artistic innovation with Sun Valley, Jennifer now brings these talents to the best classical festival in the United States.
Coupled with peerless artistic direction led by Anne-Marie McDermott, Jennifer’s commitment to supporting creative excellence and her strong business acumen promise a great future for Bravo! Vail.”

McDermott says she looks forward to welcoming Teisinger to the Bravo! Vail team and to forging ahead together to build upon past successes and created new opportunities for the future.

“I am deeply honored and enthusiastic to be asked to lead Bravo! Vail,” Teisinger says. “As a premier classical music festival with the unique honor of hosting four internationally renowned orchestras, plus a dynamic chamber music series, Bravo! is known for its high artistic standards. Bravo! has a reputation for producing the very best in classical music performances, from the artistry on stage to the stunning mountain setting.”

Vail Clubhouse Project Gets Green Light

The old Vail Golf Club clubhouse is getting a face-lift. The renovation, designed by Zehren and Associates, Inc. will provide significant improvements. Building upgrades include dedicated golf, Nordic and community space entrances designed to showcase Gore Range views; expanded pro shop retail space; a public grill; and a new 160-person community and banquet space separate from the grill.

The expected cost of the project is cost $8.2 million, to be paid by a combination of Conference Center Reallocation dollars, Real Estate Transfer Tax and more than $1 million from the Vail Recreation District. In 2011, Vail voters voted in favor of a plan to spend lodging tax money first collected to build a conference center in town.

Construction, which began in October, will be done by the Evans Chaffee Construction Group and is expected to take 10 to 12 months to complete.

Building Projects on the Rise

From Gypsum to Vail, Eagle Country is experiencing a boom of new building developments to be offered in various price ranges to meet the demands residents and second-home owners.

The Villas at Cotton Ranch, in Gypsum, described as a “community of Rocky Mountain townhomes,” features first-floor master suites, walk-in pantries with barn doors, Italian cabinetry, full basements and offices on the main floor for those, like may these days, who wish to work from home.

A community of duplex homes, Hawk’s Nest at Upper Buckhorn Valley, is also located in Gypsum. The home features a main floor master with his-and-her closets, an over-sized two-car garage, family room and fenced yard. Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops can be found in the kitchen.

Brookside Park Signature Lofts, in Avon, boasts two and three-bedroom custom-designed, free-flowing lofts on the Eagle River. Located across from the entrance to Beaver Creek, the lofts are within walking distance of shopping and dining and feature central air conditioning, amongst other amenities.

Located in Lionhead, The Lion, slated to open in January 2017, features 65 residences, from two to five bedrooms. Steps from Vail Mountain, the project will feature a spa, pool and three levels of parking. The building will be horseshoe-shaped so that all the units will have a view of the mountain.

Ninth Annual Winterfest Ice Theatre

The coolest outdoor ice theater returns to Vail this winter. Conceived and introduced by Art in Public Places (AIPP) during the 2012-2013-winter season to celebrate Vail’s 50th anniversary, the Ice Theater will feature film projection on ice on the Gore Creek Promenade. Inspired by summertime outdoor cinemas, Art in Public Places will once again create a free and family friendly cinematic experience in ice. Projections will include favorite holiday cartoons, footage from Warren Miller athlete Chris Anthony, and videography of Vail Mountain by Vail Resorts.

Projection begins daily once the sun goes down and will be on view until the ice melts!

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