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Program #13900RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
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

The theme of the 2015 Aspen Music Festival is "Dreams of Travel," and features an exciting repertoire that inspires the imagination. See the date notes below for specific works that will be performed on each program date. To view the full festival details, check out 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 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. 827/22/2015
Ticketed Performances to be attended as of 1-8-15 JULY 22: A Recital by Joseph Swensen violin and Jeffrey Kahane piano JULY 23: A Recital by John O'Conor piano JULY 24: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Jeffrey Kahane conductor, Gil Shaham violin; Program: J. S. BACH: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 38, “Spring” JULY 25: Opera Scenes Master Class at historic Wheeler Opera House JULY 25: A Recital by the Jupiter String Quartet JULY 26: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot conductor, Alisa Weilerstein cello; Program: STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911) DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun PROKOFIEV: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 125

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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


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