Special Coverage http://aspenpublicradio.org en Festival Showcase - Sharon Isbin, Joan Harris & Unabashedly Atonal http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-showcase-sharon-isbin-joan-harris-unabashedly-atonal <p>Today's Festival Showcase features guitarist Sharon Isbin with a generous sampling of her different performing styles.We chat about how her meditation practice informs her performances, and talk about her new documentary: Sharon Isbin - Troubador and her live collaboration with mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard. Next, we talk with philanthropist Joan Harris, whose name appears outside Harris Concert Hall. Due to Deborah Voigt's illness, we were not able to carry on with her &nbsp;interview and instead talked about the Unabashedly Atonal series and the surprisingly beautiful music that appears in it. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 22285 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Showcase - Sharon Isbin, Joan Harris & Unabashedly Atonal Festival Notes - July 29th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-29th-2014 <p>Today is Tuesday, July 29<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>A free Spotlight recital takes place at noon today in the Aspen Chapel.</p><p>At 1pm, longtime Aspen Music School faculty member Paul Kantor gives a violin master class in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra gives a free concert today at 4pm in the Benedict Music Tent, featuring this summer’s conducting students in Beethoven’s Second Symphony and Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration. The Orchestra will also be joined by this summer’s Low Strings Competition winner.</p><p>At 7:30pm tonight, the American String Quartet returns to Aspen for a performance of the late Beethoven Quartet in E flat major, op. 127 and the lyrical Piano Quintet in A&nbsp; by Dvorak with Anton Nel at the piano. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:09:48 +0000 Chris Mohr 22256 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 29th, 2014 Audio Canvas: Anne Pasternak http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/audio-canvas-anne-pasternak <p>This summer, &nbsp;the Anderson Ranch Arts Center is hosting a symposium series - new to the Ranch.&nbsp;<em>Making The Change They Want To See</em>&nbsp;is a symposium taking place August 13th and 14th. Curated&nbsp;by Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time in New York City, the symposium is bringing in nine artists who work to combat social injustice. The artists will share how they have used art as a platform for creating change. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 22078 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Audio Canvas: Anne Pasternak Festival Notes - July 28th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-28th-2014 <p>Today is Monday, July 28<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Restless children of all ages are invited to Gotta Move!, a free program exploring the basics of beat, tune and rhythm through stories, movement and a short performance by AMFS students. It’s for ages 2-7 accompanied by an adult and takes place this morning at 10:30am on the Bucksbaum Campus. Meet at the Administration Building.</p><p>At 6pm this evening in Harris Concert Hall, members of the Aspen Music School faculty have chamber music for your enjoyment. They’ll be playing the Suite liturgique by Andre Jolivet and the Grand Septet by Franz Berwald, a&nbsp;Swedish&nbsp;Romantic composer&nbsp;who was generally ignored during his lifetime and who made his living as an&nbsp;orthopedic surgeon&nbsp;and later as the manager of a&nbsp;saw mill&nbsp;and glass factory. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 22046 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 28th, 2014 Festival Notes - July 25th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-25th-2014 <p>Today is Friday, July 25<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Jeremy Denk gives a piano master class today at 10am in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>Two free programs today, a Spotlight Recital at noon in the Aspen Community Church and a 2pm piano recital in the Aspen Chapel.</p><p>Christian Arming conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony in Debussy’s Six epigraphes antiques in an arrangement by Aspen Music Festival President and CEO Alan Fletcher tonight at 6pm in the Benedict Music Tent. Lynn Harrell will join the orchestra for the 3<sup>rd</sup> Cello Concerto of Augusta Read Thomas, “Legend of the Phoenix.” Also on the program, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen and the Catfish Row Suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.</p><p>The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra teams up with the Aspen Opera Theater Center for an Opera Scenes Master Class tomorrow at 10am in the Wheeler Opera House.</p><p>At 7pm tomorrow at the Wheeler, it’s the second and final performance of Lowell Liebermann’s opera The Picture of Dorian Gray.</p><p>Mahler’s mammoth 3<sup>rd</sup> Symphony is the single work on Sunday’s 4:00pm Aspen Festival Orchestra concert. Robert Spano conducts and will be joined by Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Women’s Voices of the Aspen Opera Theater Center. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 22043 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 25th, 2014