Classical Music from Aspen Public Radio

Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm

Providing an interesting cross-section of styles, genres and musical periods, Classical Music from Aspen features everything from popular favorites to rarely-heard gems by obscure composers. Plus, during the summer season Classical Music from Aspen brings the community inside the Aspen Music Festival and School with interviews, live broadcasts, and more.

Mohammed Fairouz's Songs of Typhoid Mary premieres with mezzo Kate Lindsey Friday, August 19. Pianist Inon Banaton chats with Alan Fletcher about his recital August 18, 2016.

This Sunday at 4:00, the Aspen Music Festival's Grand Finale features highlights from Berlioz's ravishing Romeo et Juliette and Orff's wildly popular and rhythmically charged Carmina Burana (think movies, ads, all kinds of media where you have heard this music!). The Aspen Festival Orchestra is joined by the Colorado Symphony Chorus and soloists for a smashing finale to the 2016 season.

Join host Chris Mohr for a live broadcast on APR of this spine-tingling concert as we usher out the summer music season together. 

  Live from the Wheeler! On Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Aspen Public Radio will be offering a live broadcast of the Aspen Music Festival and School's production of William Bolcom's opera A Wedding, based on the 1978 Robert Altman movie of the same name. The clashes of New Money and Old Money at a wedding became material for this classic movie starring Desi Arnaz, Jr., Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow, Lillian Gish and others. William Bolcom's opera libretto comes from Robert Altman himself! Sung in English.

A conversation with Alan Fletcher and conductor Leon Botstein

 Puccini's La Boheme is the tragic story of bohemian artists and lovers in  turn-of-the-century Paris, robed in some of the most beautiful music ever written. At times funny, tragic and heart-opening but always melodious, no opera has caught the affection and devotion of opera lovers as universally as Puccini's La Boheme

Alan Fletcher in conversation with Takacs Quartet violinist Ed Dusineberre

Michelle DeYoung in Conversation with Chris Mohr

May 13, 2015

  On May 7, 2015 Aspen Public Radio's Classical Music Host, Chris Mohr, interviewed mezzo soprano, Michelle DeYoung. DeYoung will be starring in the Aida Celebration Dinner at the Aspen Music Festival and School on August 7, 2015.