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Program #21073RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Experience a flex version of our popular Aspen Music Festival program, reveling in a glorious week of music while enjoying behind-the-scenes access, plus the independence to take in cultural activities on your own. Enjoy ticketed evening concerts featuring the world’s most accomplished and promising classical musicians. Each day, lectures and presentations illuminate the 650 student musicians and 200 guest artists who make the annual pilgrimage to this magnificent mountain festival. Ample free time lets you choose some festival events and opens the door to the Snowmass and Aspen area’s spectacular scenery and diverse attractions.


• Attend five major ticketed concerts and an Opera Master Class with lectures by music experts.
• Get special access to festival events and musicians.
• Enjoy opportunities to visit Snowmass Village and Aspen, ride a gondola up Ajax Mountain and more.

Program Notes

The 2015 season Music Festival theme is "Dreams of Travel" and explores works trading on cultural odysseys. Composers have long enriched their music through encounters with other cultures. Whether through imagination or their own actual travels, they evoke or invoke the unusual, the exotic, the different, and the exceptional. Travels to distant lands, in dreams or in reality, bring new and colorful sounds, exotic instruments, songs and dance rhythms, and the adaptation of memories to composers as different as Bach, Verdi, Debussy, Ravel, and Golijov. Full program details will be announced in February on www.aspenmusicfestival.com This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

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Elevations of 8,000-9,500 feet.

Date Notes
Ticketed Performances to be attended as of 1-8-15 JULY 8: A Recital by the Takács String Quartet JULY 9: A Recital To be announced JULY 10: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Robert Spano conductor, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano; Program: SIBELIUS: The Bard, op. 64 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58 ALAN FLETCHER/BILL MORRISON World Premiere MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 JULY 11: Opera Scenes Master Class at historic Wheeler Opera House JULY 11: Concert To be announced JULY 12: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Kirill Karabits conductor, Augustin Hadelich violin; Program: BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 617/15/2015
Ticketed Performances to be attended as of 1-8-15 JULY 15: A Recital by Jennifer Koh violin and Shai Wosner piano JULY 16: A Recital by Choong Mo Kang and Hae-Jeon Lee pianos JULY 17: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Larry Rachleff conductor, Daniel Hope violin; Program: MESSIAEN: Oiseaux exotiques MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella JULY 18: Opera Scenes Master Class at historic Wheeler Opera House JULY 18: A Recital by Lise de la Salle piano JULY 19: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Hannu Lintu conductor, Orli Shaham piano; Program: Strauss Don Juan or Nielsen Dream of a Journey to Faroe Islands STEVEN MACKEY: Stumble to Grace SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 82

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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5 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
6 Performances


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