Aspen Music Festival

Enjoy insider access at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where you’ll attend five concerts, witness an opera scenes master class and speak with industry professionals backstage.
Rating (5)
Program No. 13900RJ
6 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile a day; some uneven terrain. Stairs at music venues. Elevations up to 9,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve deep into classical music while attending five major ticketed concerts and enjoy pre-concert lectures by music experts.
  • Learn the fascinating history of Aspen Music School during an exploration of its campus, and listen to aspiring professional singers during an opera master class.
  • Gain an insider’s perspective on the festival as you venture behind the scenes at its unique venues, and explore Aspen’s Victorian neighborhoods alongside an expert.

General Notes

Concerts and artists are usually announced in late February. Festival information can be found at www.aspenmusicfestival.com
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