Special Coverage http://aspenpublicradio.org en Festival Notes - July 22nd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-22nd-2014 <p>Today is Tuesday, July 22<sup>nd</sup>.</p><p>Tunes and Tales is a free program for children 4-9 accompanied by an adult, and it takes place this morning at 10:30am at the Basalt Regional Library. Listen to enchanting stories along with classical favorites performed by Aspen Music Festival and School students.</p><p>Hear some of the season’s top student talent today at noon in a free Spotlight Recital at the Aspen Chapel.</p><p>See an opera diva share tricks of the trade when superstar soprano Deborah Voigt teaches a master class for students of the Aspen Opera Theater Center today at 1pm in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>At 7:30pm tonight, Robert Spano will be at the piano in Harris Concert Hall when he and mezzo-soprano Monica Groop present a recital. Schoenberg’s evocative early work, Verklaerte Nacht opens the program, and then you’ll have a rare chance to hear Frank Martin’s powerful setting of Rilke’s narrative cycle of prose poems Der Cornet. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 21886 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 22nd, 2014 Audio Canvas: The Cafe http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/audio-canvas-cafe <p>The cafe at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village is open for lunch from 12 to 1pm, and dinner from 6 to 7pm. It's not only open to the public, but to working artists who are teaching, or taking workshops, at the Ranch. Also, every other Friday, the ranch cafe puts on a BBQ lunch for the lunchtime auctionettes - that's&nbsp;$10 a person. Geri and Kendra have been working for the cafe for the past 4 years and this spring took on full responsibility of the cafe. Geri and Kendra share about prices, artists, the social scene, cuisine, and working with the non-profit Aspen T.R.E.E. to provide local and organic food. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 20536 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Audio Canvas: The Cafe Festival Notes - July 21st, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-21st-2014 <p>Today is Monday, July 21<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>Today and every Monday throughout the Festival at 10:15am, the Festival offers a free guided tour of the Bucksbaum Campus. If you haven’t yet toured the newer buildings there, here’s your chance. Meet at the Administration Building.</p><p>You can also take a free guided backstage tour of the Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall, today and every Monday through August 11<sup>th</sup> at noon. Meet on the Tent Plaza.</p><p>Composition Number 2, “Dies Irae” by Ustvolskaya and the Cesar Franck Piano Quintet will be played at 6pm today in the Benedict Music Tent.</p><p>The film “The Great Flood,” about the Mississippi River flood of 1927, will be shown tonight at 8pm in Harris Concert Hall with the score performed live by Bill Frisell, electric guitar, Ron Miles, trumpet, Tony Scherr, bass and guitar, and Kenny Wollesen, drums and vibraphone. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 21697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 21st, 2014 Festival Notes - July 18th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-18th-2014 <p>Today is Friday, July 18<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>The Aspen Chamber Symphony under the direction of Osmo Vanska performs at 6 today in the Benedict Music Tent. Piano dynamo Joyce Yang plays the Grieg Concerto. Steven Stucky’s Rhapsodies and Carl Nielsen’s First Symphony are also on the program. Arrive at 4:45pm and you can hear Anton Nel in Mozart piano music in Harris Concert Hall before the concert.</p><p>Tomorrow at 10am in the Wheeler Opera House, the Aspen Opera Theater Center singers present staged opera scenes from a wide variety of dramatic and comic works. The Center’s director, Edward Berkeley, always has a new spin to add during these popular master classes.</p><p>At 1pm tomorrow, head to the top of Aspen Mountain by gondola or foot if you’re ambitious, and enjoy Music on the Mountain, a casual concert in a spectacular setting.</p><p>At 4:30pm tomorrow, three lovely chamber works by Brahms, Dvorak and Mozart will be performed in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>The Pacifica Quartet, one of the finest quartets of their generation, perform the Second and Ninth Quartets by Shostakovich tomorrow at 8pm in Harris Concert Hall. Schnittke’s Third Quartet is also on the program.</p><p>Sunday’s Aspen Festival Orchestra concert at 4pm in the Benedict Music Tent features Robert McDuffie in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, along with works by Ravel and Brett Dean. Thierry Fischer conducts. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 21696 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 18th, 2014 Festival Notes - July 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-17th-2014 <p>Today is Thursday, July 17<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Pianist Ann Schein teaches a master class today at 10am in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>At 10:30am at the Pitkin County Library, it’s Tunes and Tales, with stories and music for the 4-9 set. The program is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult.</p><p>The Aspen Community Church is the place to be at noon today for a free Spotlight Recital showcasing some of the summer’s finest students in a wide range of repertoire.</p><p>Chapel Chamber Music is offered free every Thursday at 4:15pm throughout the Festival, presenting student quartets, trios and other ensembles in the intimate setting of the Aspen Chapel.</p><p>Misha and Cipa Dichter play works for duo piano in the Benedict Music Tent at 6pm, and it’s an all-Romantic program of Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens and Dvorak.</p><p>A Baroque Evening with Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord, takes place at 8:30pm tonight in Harris Concert Hall. Works by C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Biscogli and J.S. Bach are on tap.</p><p>At 8:30pm, it’s a free String Showcase in Edlis Neeson Hall on the Bucksbaum Campus. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 21654 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 17th, 2014