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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.
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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 3-14-15 JULY 15: A Recital by Jennifer Koh violin and Shai Wosner piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, op. 12, no. 1 VIJAY IYER: Bridgetower Fantasy BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 12, no. 2 BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, op. 47, “Kreutzer” JULY 16: A Recital by Orion Weiss and Shai Wosner pianos DVOŘÁK: Legends, B. 117, op. 59 RAVEL: Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) SCHUMANN: Bilder aus Osten, op. 66 DVOŘÁK: from Legends, B. 117, op. 59 BRAHMS: 16 Waltzes, op. 39 RAVEL: La valse JULY 17: Aspen Chamber Symphony MESSIAEN: Oiseaux exotiques MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 JULY 18: MORNING Opera Scenes Master Class; EVENING A Recital by Lise de la Salle piano J. S. BACH/BUSONI: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit DEBUSSY: from Preludes, Books I and II BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G. F. Handel in B-flat major, op. 24 JULY 19: Aspen Festival Orchestra R. STRAUS: Don Juan STEVEN MACKEY: Stumble to Grace SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 827/22/2015
Ticketed Performances to be attended as of 3-14-15 JULY 22: A Recital by Joseph Swensen violin and Jeffrey Kahane piano ARVO PÄRT: Fratres PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 80 BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, op. 78 GERSHWIN/HEIFETZ: Three Preludes for Violin and Piano JULY 23: A Recital by John O'Conor piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 05 in C minor, op. 10, no. 1 BEETHOVEN: Six Bagatelles, op. 126 JULY 24: Aspen Chamber Symphony J. S. BACH: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 38, “Spring” JULY 25 10 am at Wheeler Opera House Opera Scenes Master Class MORNING Opera Scenes Master Class; EVENING A Recital by the Jupiter String Quartet HAYDN: String Quartet in B-flat major, Hob. III/78 , op. 76 , no. 4, "Sunrise" SYDNEY HODKINSON: String Quartet No. 7 (World Premiere) BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 51, no. 1 JULY 26: Aspen Festival Orchestra 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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