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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ticketed Performances to be attended include: JULY 20: A Recital: Songs of Love and Madness-Program selections by PURCELL, BERLIOZ, BEETHOVEN, and THOMAS; JULY 21: A Recital by Behzod Abduraimov piano-Program selections by VIVALDI/J. S. BACH/CORTOT, J. S. BACH/BUSONI, SCHUBERT, BEETHOVEN, and PROKOFIEV; JULY 22: Aspen Chamber Symphony, Gil Shaham violin-Program selections by MOZART and HAYDN; JULY 23: Opera Scenes Master Class Historic Wheeler Opera House; and, A Recital by Misha and Cipa Dichter pianos-Program selections by SCHUBERT, DVORAK, BRAHMS, and INFANTE; JULY 24: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Behzod Abduraimov piano-Program selections by DOMINICK ARGENTO, RACHMANINOFF, and WAGNER.
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.
Comfortable lodge with heated pool, hot tub sauna,
one block from shuttle buses and restaurants in Snowmass Village.