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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
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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 flexible version of our popular Aspen Music Festival program, reveling in a glorious week of music while enjoying the independence to take in cultural activities on your own. Enjoy ticketed evening concerts featuring the world’s most accomplished and promising classical musicians. Lectures and presentations will 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

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.

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Elevations of 8,000-9,500 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.

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


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