Claire Woodcock

Arts and Culture Reporter

Claire got her start with her hometown station, North Country Public Radio, where she worked for nearly two years on both the digital and broadcast ends of the shop. She earned her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2015, with concentrations in Journalism, Audio/Radio Production and Gender Studies.

After graduating, Claire worked as a congressional correspondent with Talk Radio News Service in Washington D.C., covering the 2016 presidential primary campaigns. Then she took off on a backpacking trip spanning eight European countries with her recorder before relocating to Colorado. 

Claire has since produced stories for KGNU Community Radio, copy edited and freelanced for Boulder Weekly and has reported on music from the Front Range with BolderBeat. Both in backdrop and artistry, working for Aspen Public Radio has brought Claire back to her roots. 

When not at the station, Claire can be found at a show or exhibition, at the yoga studio or enjoying nature. 

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Aspen’s artsiest weekend of the summer on the streets of downtown Aspen will feature everything from life-size sculptures and photography, to glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more.

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This summer, the Aspen Music Festival and School has 169 pianos being moved from venue to venue, all of which need tuning.

Gediyon Kifle, courtesy of the Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum accepted the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service this week. The institution is one of 10 in the nation to receive this award.

This week on Curated, explore the Aspen Art Museum’s latest exhibition through the opening reception. Hear the story of a Cuban who recently created on American soil for the first time. And two art accumulators explain where the impulse to collect comes from, and what it means to let go.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Monday, the 14th annual opera gala will feature an exclusive dinner at the Caribou Club and a full performance the Aspen Music Festival and School’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata. This event starts at 5 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. at The Wheeler Opera House. La traviata will also run the 18th at 7 p.m. at The Wheeler Opera House.

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After a million dollar fundraising campaign, the Aspen Historical Society is celebrating its grand opening of a new archive building. With it, Aspen’s rich history has an extra layer of protection.

Courtesy of The Juilliard School

Edward Berkeley is director of the Aspen Opera Center. He’s been with the Aspen Music Festival and School for well over three decades. He spoke with arts reporter Claire Woodcock about the Aspen Music Festival and School’s operatic production, Guiseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at The Wheeler Opera House.

This week on Curated, we go behind-the-scenes of The Wheeler Opera House for the Aspen Music Festival and School’s first summer operatic production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. From the designers to the technicians, to the director and young performers, staging an opera is a collaborative effort.

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International performing and visual artist Fernando Allende has returned to the valley. He’ll be performing Wednesday at the Belly Up on behalf of the local nonprofit English In Action.

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Damian Woetzel’s tenure as director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program is slowly coming to a close. He was named president of the Juilliard School in May. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with Woetzel during the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about his overarching mission with both institutions.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, Theatre Aspen’s production of the musical “Hairspray” will continue its run in the Hurst Theatre at 7:30 p.m. this week, with additional performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit theatreaspen.org.

 

Joakim Roos

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) will premiere a new work this weekend from a returning choreographer.

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Starting Thursday, the play “Sex with Strangers” will begin its run in repertory with Theatre Aspen’s mainstage production of the musical “Hairspray.”

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The fireworks display in Glenwood Springs is still on this evening in Two Rivers Park.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, the Wheeler Opera House’s Sunset Sessions continues with Writ Large, a spoken-word story event told in front of a live audience. That starts at 8 p.m.

 

On this week’s Curated, the visionary behind the new dystopian play “Building The Wall,” Robert Schenkkan discusses his motive and intention behind its rapid worldwide roll out. Then, journalist and podcast co-host of “In The Thick” Julio Ricardo Varela joins in analyzing the play’s impact on today’s society.

Courtesy of Theatre Aspen

This summer’s theater season has seen an influx in politically themed performances. Conversations with the valley’s main players this month have affirmed the trend, and the plays and musicals being produced are inciting conversations community-wide.

Courtesy of Gil Weinberg

A marimba playing robot will perform Friday as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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The Aspen Art Museum has unveiled a colossal exhibition that plays with the public’s perceptions of space and objects.

Elle Logan

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer season has officially begun.

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