FESTIVALS

Aspen Music Festival and School
The Aspen Music Festival and School presents more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season, drawing top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat. Boasting an audience of more than 100,000, it offers many free events, and seating on the David Karetsky Music Lawn and in the Music Garden is always free.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2014 festival presents the span of Romanticism with some fascinating juxtapositions of works. Composers featured in the festival whose works are often viewed as Romantic include John Adams, whose Short Ride in a Fast Machine will be played on August 6, to Brahms, whose First Symphony will be featured in the same concert (conducted by James Feddeck), or from Steven Stucky (an AMFS composer-in-residence) whose Rhapsodies will be conducted by Osmo Vänskä on July 18, to Grieg, whose Piano Concerto in A minor will be played in that concert by Aspen alumna Joyce Yang. Or indeed from Roberto Sierra's Fandangos--to be conducted by Leonard Slatkin (also an Aspen alumnus) on August 3--to, again in the same concert, Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony.
Violin masters include Aspen alumnus Joshua Bell with the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 (July 6), Midori with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (July 20), and Sarah Chang with the Dvorák Violin Concerto (August 1). Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell (whose father helped found the Aspen festival in the 1950s), and Eric Owens (an alumnus of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen program) are among other great talents this season who are well-known to Aspen audiences.
LOCATION
Benedict Music Tent, Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall, Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus, Wheeler Opera House; Aspen, CO
DATES
June 26 - Aug 17
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert Spano
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Telephone: 970-925-9042
BOOKING CONTACTS
Asadour Santourian
asantourian@aspenmusic.org
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
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