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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the renowned Aspen Music Festival and School, site of an annual pilgrimage of the world’s most accomplished and promising classical musicians, and attend ticketed evening concerts accented by expert lectures and fascinating field trips. Six hundred fifty student musicians, as well as 200 guest artists and artist-faculty members study and perform during a glorious summer of camaraderie and music. Revel in this magnificent festival amid spectacular mountain scenery.


• Attend five major ticketed concerts with pre-concert lectures by music experts.
• Go inside the Aspen Music School and observe an Opera master class.
• Experience behind-the-scenes looks at festival venues and Aspen’s historic neighborhoods.

Program Notes

Music Director Robert Spano leads the 2016 Aspen Music Festival with this season’s theme of 'Invitation to Dance,’ highlighting the use of dance elements in music from Bach to Piazzolla. See date notes for performances included in specific program dates. To view full festival details visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile a day; some uneven terrain. Stairs at music venues. Elevations of 9,500 feet.

Date Notes
Ticketed Performances to be attended include: JULY 6: A Recital by the Takács Quartet-Program selections by BEETHOVEN, SHOSTAKOVICH, and BRAHMS; JULY 7: A Recital by Augustin Hadelich violin-Program selections by TELEMANN, PAGANINI, LANG, and J. S. BACH; JULY 8: Aspen Chamber Symphony-Program selections by BRUCH,IBERT, MOZART, and BEETHOVEN; JULY 9: Opera Scenes Master Class Historic Wheeler Opera House; and, Chamber Music with Anton Nel piano with seven other artists-Program selections by MOZART, DEBUSSY, and BRAHMS; JULY 10: Aspen Festival Orchestra-Program selections by BERLIOZ, DVORAK, and STRAVINSKY.7/13/2016
Ticketed Performances to be attended include: JULY 13: A Recital by Midori violin-Program selections Three Sonatas by J.S. BACH; JULY 14: A Recital by Simone Dinnerstein piano-Program selections Goldberg Variations by J. S. BACH; JULY 15: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Joshua Bell violin-Program selections by SAINT-SAËNS and MAHLER; JULY 16: Opera Scenes Master Class Historic Wheeler Opera House; and, A Recital by Arie Vardi piano and Yeol Eum Son piano-Program selections by J. S. BACH, BEETHOVEN, and SCHUBERT; JULY 17: Aspen Festival Orchestra-Program selections by TCHAIKOVSKY and SHOSTAKOVICH.7/20/2016
Ticketed Performances to be attended include: JULY 20: A Recital: Songs of Love and Madness-Program selections by PURCELL, BERLIOZ, BEETHOVEN, and THOMAS; JULY 21: A Recital by Behzod Abduraimov piano-Program selections by VIVALDI/J. S. BACH/CORTOT, J. S. BACH/BUSONI, SCHUBERT, BEETHOVEN, and PROKOFIEV; JULY 22: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Gil Shaham violin-Program selections by MOZART and HAYDN; JULY 23: Opera Scenes Master Class Historic Wheeler Opera House; and, A Recital by Misha and Cipa Dichter pianos-Program selections by SCHUBERT, DVORAK, BRAHMS, and INFANTE; JULY 24: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Behzod Abduraimov piano-Program selections by DOMINICK ARGENTO, RACHMANINOFF, and WAGNER.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
7 Performances


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