Classical Music http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 Festival Notes - July 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-24th-2014 <p>Today is Thursday, July 24<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Got kids 4-9 years old? Then head to the Pitkin County Library at 10:30am this morning for Tunes and Tales, a free program which will enchant you and your children with stories and classical favorites performed by AMFS students.</p><p>The Aspen Community Church is the site for today’s free noon Spotlight Recital, with talented students playing a diverse program.</p><p>First Glimpse, a performance of works by this summer’s composition program students, takes place today at 4:15pm at the Aspen Chapel. The program is free.</p><p>The Basalt Regional Library hosts a free recital today at 5:15pm.</p><p>Lowell Liebermann’s opera The Picture of Dorian Gray will be performed tonight and Saturday at 7pm in the Wheeler Opera House, presented by the Aspen Opera Theater Center and conducted by Colorado favorite Michael Christie. This rich tonal setting of Oscar Wilde’s novel explores art, hedonism, and the outer boundaries of morality.</p><p>Soprano Deborah Voigt joins acclaimed singer-songwriter-composer Rufus Wainwright for a special event tonight at 8pm in Harris Concert Hall. Wainwright is known for his brilliant originality in pop, jazz, classical and theater works.</p><p>Top string players perform tonight at 8:30pm in a free String Showcase in Edlis Neeson Hall on the Bucksbaum Campus.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:56 +0000 Chris Mohr 22040 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 24th, 2014 Festival Notes - July 23rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-23rd-2014 <p>Today is Wednesday, July 23<sup>rd</sup>.</p><p>Lowell Liebermann’s opera The Picture of Dorian Gray, a rich tonal setting of Oscar Wilde’s novel, will be performed tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm at the Wheeler Opera House. Today at noon in Paepcke Auditorium, the composer will join Aspen Music Festival President and CEO Alan Fletcher to discuss the work. Also on this free High Notes program, pianist Jeremy Denk, who plays a recital this evening at 8:30pm in Harris Concert Hall featuring Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Ives’s Second Piano Sonata.</p><p>A free Spotlight recital today at 3pm in Harris Concert Hall showcases top students in an eclectic program.</p><p>The Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Aspen Music Festival Music Director Robert Spano performs today at 6pm in the Benedict Music Tent. A world premiere of a work by Luke Carlson opens the program, and then Dejan Lazic will play his own Piano Concerto in the Istrian Style, also a world premiere. Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes this adventurous program. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Chris Mohr 21956 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 23rd, 2014 Festival Showcase - Opera, Joyce Yang & American Brass Quintet http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-showcase-opera-joyce-yang-american-brass-quintet <p>For July 22's weekly Festival Spotlight for the Aspen Music Festival, classical host Chris Mohr talks with opera director Ed Berkeley about the upcoming production of Lowell Liebermann's opera The Picture of Dorian Gray. Alan Fletcher chats with pianist Joyce Yang about her recent Grieg performance and the unusual theatrics of her upcoming guitar/violin/piano recital, and then Chris Mohr talks with a new and a veteran member of the American Brass Quintet about their upcoming performance on July 28.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:42:35 +0000 Chris Mohr 21951 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Showcase - Opera, Joyce Yang & American Brass Quintet