Festival Notes

A daily walk through of Aspen Music Festival and School events. Featuring a daily schedule and interesting background information on the Festival's artists, students and featured composers, Festival Notes prepares audiences for their day's musical journey.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Festival Notes - August 8th, 2013

Tonight at Harris Concert Hall, a debut of sorts: the Emerson String Quartet in its new configuration with Welsh cellist Paul Watkins.  On the Emerson’s program are Haydn’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3; Britten’s Third String Quartet and the first Razumovzsky quartet by Beethoven.

The concert will be broadcast live on Aspen Public Radio, beginning at 7:59 p.m.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:04 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Festival Notes - August 7th, 2013

At 6 p.m., conductor Federico Cortese leads the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Webern, Schubert and Brahms.  And at 8:30, violinist and festival favorite Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg returns to Aspen for a recital of pieces by Pärt, Prokofiev and Chausson. 

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Festival Notes - August 6th, 2013

Among today's offerings: "Baby Got Bach," master classes, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" and pianist Inon Barnatan in recital.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
8:45 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Festival Notes - August 5th, 2013

Normally a quiet day, this particular Monday features a variety of performances: Rachmaninoff's soulful Cello Sonata in G Minor, the Puccini double bill "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" and veteran soprano Sylvia McNair singing cabaret.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:08 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Festival Notes - August 2nd, 2013

It's another packed weekend. Friday at 6 p.m., pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs the poetic Schumann Piano Concerto with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, and soprano Susanna Phillips sings Britten’s song cycle "Les Illuminations."  Sunday's Aspen Festival Orchestra program features pianist Yefim Bronfman in Bartok's Third Piano Concerto.

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