News en 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 Festival Showcase - Sharon Isbin, Joan Harris & Unabashedly Atonal 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 Festival Notes - July 29th, 2014 Black Bears Make Their Way Back Into Aspen <p></p><p>Bears are increasingly being drawn into Aspen this summer as their natural foods up high are late to bloom. Early Sunday a black bear swiped at a woman in a downtown alley. And, the number of bear-related calls to police have spiked in July. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 22235 at Black Bears Make Their Way Back Into Aspen First Draft - Rick Bass <div class="listenDetails__description"><div><p>Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1958. His father was a geologist who passed on his passion to his son. Bass received a B.S. in petroleum geology at Utah State University in 1979, and then worked as a gas and oil geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. He started writing short stories during his lunch breaks.</p><p>He is the author of over twenty books. His first short story collection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit’s Story, was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass’s stories have also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and have been collected in The Best American Short Stories. His newest novel is called All The Land To Hold Us.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Mitzi Rapkin 12001 at First Draft - Rick Bass 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 Audio Canvas: Anne Pasternak