Academy of St. Martin makes its Bravo! debut

By Chris Freud

VAIL — However unpredictable, Vail’s summer weather does have a sense of the occasion.Just as it did when cellist Yo-Yo Ma opened Bravo! Vail in 2010, the skies cleared for violinist Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for its debut at the summer music festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Thursday.Bell and the British chamber ensemble — the first foreign orchestra to take residency in the 29 years of Bravo! Vail — were equal to the sparking weather with a program of Mozart’s 25th Symphony as well as the composer’s Fourth Violin Concerto, …

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