Festival Notes - August 10, 2015

Aug 6, 2015

  Today is Monday, August 10th.Today at 10:15, the Festival offers a free guided tour of the Bucksbaum Campus. Meet at the Administration Building.At noon today, enjoy a free guided backstage tour of Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall. Meet on Tent Plaza in front of the Tent.

Jonathan Haas conducts this summer’s Percussion Ensemble tonight at 6pm in Harris Concert Hall, joined by special guest, violinist Robert McDuffie. This popular and fun concert will include works by Christopher Rouse, Lou Harrison, David Byrne, and Xenakis.Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will present a master class featuring singers from the Aspen Opera Theater Center tomorrow at 1 in Harris Concert Hall. See how an opera superstar coaches the stars of tomorrow in the nuances of great vocal and dramatic performance.Tomorrow’s free American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra concert will feature the summer’s wind competition winner. Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in an arrangement by Johnathan McPhee are on the program, which takes place at 4:00 in the Benedict Music Tent.