Music http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 Aspenbeat - French Rock Songs http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspenbeat-french-rock-songs <p>Aspenbeat host Andrea Young was joined&nbsp; by longtime collaborator Joshua Seymour and new contributor Raney Schockne for a show featuring French Rock Songs -- but not just any french rock songs.&nbsp; Most of these are covers or renditions of american rock and roll hits, but sung in French.&nbsp; Including Summertime Blues and Land of 1000 Dances. (and we can't give you the entire playlist because none of us speak French but you can listen here:</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:22:01 +0000 Andrea Young 21832 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Tierney Sutton http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/tierney-sutton <p>The New York Times has called Tierney Sutton “A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.”</p><p>A 6-time Grammy Nominee as both a recording artist and arranger, Sutton is often described as “a singer’s singer,” but just as often, she is described as a “musician’s singer” who uses her voice like an instrument.</p><p>Most recently, Tierney received her 5th consecutive Grammy Nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” for her latest project, “After Blue,” an intimate, jazz-inspired re-imagining of the legacy of Joni Mitchell. The album, which is Sutton’s first solo outing without her longtime Band, features Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Peter Erskine, Larry Goldings, Serge Merlaud, Kevin Axt and The Turtle Island Quartet.</p><p>Spanning over 20years of collaboration, the Tierney Sutton Band’s 9 CDs have consistently topped the US jazz charts, leading to Tierney’s selection as Jazzweek’s Vocalist of the Year as well as to numerous other accolades in the music world including a 2011 Grammy nomination for the Band’s collaborative arranging.</p><p>She has headlined in recent years at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She can also be heard on film and television soundtracks including The Academy Award-nominated film “The Cooler” as well as on television commercials (BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait Yogurt, Coke)</p><p>When she is off the road, Tierney is an active educator. She taught for over a decade at USC’s Thornton School of Music and is currently the Vocal Department Head at The Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena,CA where she has created a new curriculum for vocalists of all genres.&nbsp; Tierney has taught and mentored some of music’s finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato and Sara Gazarek. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Daniel Shaw 21760 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Tierney Sutton 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