Maggie from Boulder, CO
Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 07/16/14 - 07/21/14
We travelers often have a chance to admire the greatness of the past, but it's rare that we can see greatness being created before our eyes.
The Aspen Music Festival gives us that opportunity -- a flash of insight on the face of a student in a master class, the glowing grin of a composer hearing his work performed for the first time, the shy glance of a 13-year-old violinist at her world-famous mentor while they play side by side in the symphony orchestra -- This is genius in the making!
We can hear our favorite classics performed by the stars of our age and have our tastes stretched by the next generation reaching for unfamiliar sounds to capture their experience. (What a help Road Scholars' insightful lecturers are on this score!)
All this plus good food, comfortable lodgings, clean air and green mountains. No wonder so many of us return year after year.
Beverly from Iowa City, IA
Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 07/09/14 - 07/14/14
Aspen Music Festival provides an extraordinary combination of breath taking mountains and music! Take a deep breath of high mountain air! Sit on the edge of your seat as master musicians surround you with miraculous sounds produced expertly with feeling! Be invigorated by sights and sounds and surprises!