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Music Festivals; Music Appreciation; History & Culture
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5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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.
Walking up to one mile a day; some uneven terrain. Stairs at music venues. Elevations of 9,500 feet.
The 2014 season theme explores "Romanticism in music", with works on the program by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and more, performed by artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Midori, Jeremy Denk, and David Finckel and Wu Han. The complete festival schedule can be found when announced on the web at www.roadscholar.org. Early arrival on first day recommended due to first ticketed performance that afternoon or evening.
Date Specific Information
Programs to be attended... subject to change.
July 23 A Recital by Jeremy Denk piano
8:30 pm Harris Concert Hall
J. S. BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
IVES: Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass., 1840–60"
July 24 Strings Showcase by select Festival Students and Ensembles
July 25 Aspen Chamber Symphony: Christian Arming conductor
6:00 pm Benedict Music Tent
DEBUSSY/ALAN FLETCHER: Six épigraphes antiques
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS: Cello Concerto No. 3, "Legend of the Phoenix", Lynn Harrell cello
R. STRAUSS: Metamorphosen
GERSHWIN: Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess
July 26 Opera Scenes Master Class
10:00 am Wheeler Opera House
July 26 A Recital by Augustin Hadelich violin, Joyce Yang piano, and Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar
8:00 pm Harris Concert Hall
ANDRÉ PREVIN: Tango from Tango Song and Dance
RODRIGO: Invocación y danza
FALLA: Suite populaire espagnole
GINASTERA: Danzas argentinas, op. 2
ANDRÉ PREVIN: Song from Tango Song and Dance
PIAZZOLLA: Histoire du Tango
YSAŸE: Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin in E major, op. 27, no. 6
ANDRÉ PREVIN: Dance from Tango Song and Dance
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
July 27 Aspen Festival Orchestra: Robert Spano conductor, Deborah DeSantis chorus director
4:00 pm Benedict Music Tent
MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Women's Voices of the Aspen Opera Theater Center,
Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano, Colorado Children's Chorale children’s choir.
Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.
Situated in a mountain valley at the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River, the former mining town of Aspen is a renowned year-round resort offering magnificent natural beauty, spectacular winter skiing and a variety of performing and visual arts.
Lodging: Comfortable lodge with heated pool, hot tub sauna,
one block from shuttle buses and restaurants in Snowmass Village.