Festival Notes - July 11th, 2014
Today is Friday, July 11th.
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will give a master class this morning at 10am in Harris Concert Hall.
At 6pm in the Benedict Music Tent, it’s dynamic conductor Nicholas McGegan leading the Aspen Chamber Symphony in works by Schumann, Schnittke and Mendelssohn’s popular “Italian” Symphony. Remember to arrive early for Mozart piano music at 4:45pm in Harris Concert Hall.
Tomorrow at 10am in the Wheeler Opera House, see up and coming opera stars in a variety of scenes at the weekly Master Class. At 7pm at the Wheeler, the second of three fully staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s story of passion and yearning, Eugene Onegin, sung in English.
At 8pm tomorrow, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Anton Nel perform works of Mozart, Somei Satoh, Ravel, Piazzolla and Mason Bates in Harris Concert Hall.
Sunday morning at 9am in Harris, you can hear the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra in works by some of this summer’s composition students.
At 4pm on Sunday in the Benedict Music Tent, the Aspen Festival Orchestra in two of the most beloved works from the Romantic period: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. James Gaffigan conducts.