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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 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
Date Specific Information
Programs to be attended... subject to change.
July 9 A Recital by Daniel Hope violin
8:30 pm Harris Concert Hall
BEETHOVEN/JAN MÜLLER-WIELAND: Overture to Egmont, op. 84
STRAVINSKY: Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
July 10 An Evening with Fred Child, Host NPR's Performance Today; Daniel Hope violin and Steven Osborne piano
July 11 Aspen Chamber Symphony: Nicholas McGegan conductor
6:00 pm Benedict Music Tent
SCHUMANN: Concert Piece for Four Horns and Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan conductor, Andrew Bain horn, John Zirbel horn, Erik
Ralske horn, Alexander Kienle horn
SCHNITTKE: Sonata No. 1 for Violin, Strings, and Harpsichord
Nicholas McGegan conductor, Daniel Hope violin
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90, "Italian"
July 12 Opera Scenes Master Class
10:00 am Wheeler Opera House
July 12 A Recital by Anne Akiko Meyers violin and Anton Nel piano
8:00 pm Harris Concert Hall
MOZART: Violin Sonata in F major, K. 377 (374e)
SOMEI SATOH: Sange
RAVEL: Violin Sonata No. 2
PIAZZOLLA: Milonga Del Angel
PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion (violin and piano)
BATES, MASON: New Work for Violin and Piano
July 13 Aspen Festival Orchestra: James Gaffigan conductor, Yefim Bronfman piano
4:00 Benedict Music Tent
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23
DVOØÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World."
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.