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
Mon July 29, 2013

Festival Notes - July 29th, 2013

"Fratres" by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is part of an eclectic 6 p.m. program, presented by the Percussion Ensemble at Harris Concert Hall.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Festival Notes - July 26th, 2013

Weekend No. 5 at the Aspen Music Festival includes a semi-staged opera performance at the Benedict Music Tent and a live Sunday afternoon broadcast on Aspen Public Radio.

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Festival Showcase LIVE!
12:42 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Live Music, Wine & You - A Very Special "Festival Showcase"!

This Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., “Festival Showcase” will be broadcast LIVE from the rehearsal studio at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen and YOU are invited to attend this special broadcast.  Host Matt Erikson will interview the members of the Omer String Quartet who are in residence at the Aspen Music Festival and School.  The ensemble will perform music by Mozart, Britten and more.  You can ask these young, dynamic musicians questions and enjoy wine with the music!  
 
Mark your calendars now for this live broadcast, the first of its kind for Aspen Public Radio and part of our special summer programming.    Your support makes broadcasts such as these possible.  For more information or to become a member of APR, please call 970-920-9000 or click here.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
9:31 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Live Broadcasts of the Aspen Music Festival and School

Aspen Public Radio takes to you the Aspen Music Festival and School for special live broadcasts. Here's our schedule for this final weekend of the festival:

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 7 p.m.

Aspen Opera Theater Center’s production of Monteverdi’s “Coronation of Poppea”

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4 p.m.

Season Finale concert of Wagner and Verdi

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Festival Notes - July 25th, 2013

Pianist and faculty member Anton Nel performs a recital at Harris Concert Hall.  Included on his program is Schubert’s grand and final Piano Sonata in B-flat major.

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