Matt Erikson

Classical Music Host

Trained as a classical pianist at Amherst College and the Hartt School of Music, Matt recently completed a master’s degree in journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Arizona Republic and was an announcer and writer for WRR, the classical music station for Dallas/Fort Worth. The highlight of his tenure at WRR was serving as the exclusive host and blogger for the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a major, quadrennial, international event. This is his third summer covering the Aspen Music Festival and School for Aspen Public Radio.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Festival Notes - August 8th, 2013

Tonight at Harris Concert Hall, a debut of sorts: the Emerson String Quartet in its new configuration with Welsh cellist Paul Watkins.  On the Emerson’s program are Haydn’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3; Britten’s Third String Quartet and the first Razumovzsky quartet by Beethoven.

The concert will be broadcast live on Aspen Public Radio, beginning at 7:59 p.m.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:04 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Festival Notes - August 7th, 2013

At 6 p.m., conductor Federico Cortese leads the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Webern, Schubert and Brahms.  And at 8:30, violinist and festival favorite Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg returns to Aspen for a recital of pieces by Pärt, Prokofiev and Chausson. 

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Aspen Music Festival & School
3:30 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Festival Showcase - August 6th, 2013

Musical collaborators as well as husband and wife, conductor David Robertson and pianist Orli Shaham preview their separate performances this weekend at the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Festival Notes - August 6th, 2013

Among today's offerings: "Baby Got Bach," master classes, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" and pianist Inon Barnatan in recital.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
8:45 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Festival Notes - August 5th, 2013

Normally a quiet day, this particular Monday features a variety of performances: Rachmaninoff's soulful Cello Sonata in G Minor, the Puccini double bill "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" and veteran soprano Sylvia McNair singing cabaret.

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