and End Dates:
7/16/2014 - 7/21/2014;
|Price starting at:
||$1,558.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
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 16 A Recital by Marc-Andre Hamelin piano
8:30 pm Harris Concert Hall
FIELD: Andante inédit in E-flat major
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664, op. 120
LISZT: from Soirées de Vienna, LW A131
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
July 17 Recital: A Baroque Evening with Nicholas McGegan conductor and harpsichord
8:30 pm Harris Concert Hall
C. P. E. BACH: String Symphony in E major, WQ 182, H. 662
TELEMAN: Suite in A minor, TWV 55:a2
BISCOGLI: Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon, and Trumpet in D major, Per Hannevold bassoon
J. S. BACH: Concerto for Three Violins in D major, BWV 1064
July 18 Aspen Chamber Symphony: Osmo Vänskä conductor, Joyce Yang piano
6:00 Benedict Music Tent
STEVEN STUCKY: Rhapsodies
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, op. 7
July 19 Opera Scenes Master Class
10:00 am Wheeler Opera House
July 19 A Recital by the Pacifica Quartet
8:00 pm Harris Concert Hall
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 68
SCHNITTKE: String Quartet No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 117
July 20 Aspen Festival Orchestra: Thierry Fischer conductor
4:00 pm Benedict Music Tent
RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, Midori violin
BRETT DEAN: Three Memorials
RAVEL: La valse
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.