Alan Fletcher, Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO, and Artistic Administrator Asadour Santourian preview the upcoming 65th season. Among the topics is this year's theme of "Conscience and Beauty." Also for discussion is this season's emphasis on the music of Benjamin Britten, in honor of the birth centennial of the English composer.
Festival Showcase continues its rebroadcasts of interviews from seasons past. On today’s show, host Matt Erikson interviews pianist Orli Shaham who discusses what it was like growing up in the shadow of the Aspen Music Festival. And AMFS Music Director Robert Spano talks about one of last season’s most adventurous and ambitious programs, Messiaen’s “From the Canyons to the Stars.”