Aspen Music Festival

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Manfred Honeck chats with APR host Chris Mohr about the three-concert series being presented by the Orchestra this week. Call Aspen Public Radio today at 920-9000 if you would like to make a $100 gift to support classical music on Aspen Public Radio, and we will have one pair of tickets at Will Call for you for their concert Wednesday evening, August 24. Only one pair of tickets available, valued at $85 per ticket! 

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The 67th year of the festival began with a ceremony dedicating new offices and practice spaces at the Bucksbaum campus in Aspen. Music festival president and CEO Alan Fletcher listed all of the people who were responsible for the renovations at the event.

“We owe so much to community members, the city of Aspen, our patrons our volunteers, all of our donors,” Fletcher said at the dedication in July.

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. 

    Interviews with two music students and a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to bring the Pittsburg Symphony to Aspen August 23-25.

    

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin and friends perform at Harris Hall August 6 2016, and Cantor Rollin is putting on a special musical show this evening!

    

  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.

Interviews with the American Brass Quintet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Adele Anthony.

    

Chris Mohr in conversation with a member of the Emerson Quartet on their 40th anniversary tour, the two-piano team of the Dichters, and horn player Brian Mangrum.

  

Alan Fletcher in conversation with Takacs Quartet violinist Ed Dusineberre

Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

  Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

  Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples!  

  Festival Notes, a daily preview of events at the Aspen Music Festival and School: concerts, lectures, recitals and more. Today: The Fourth of July concert!

  29 minutes of conversation with musicians, directors, conductors and composers previewing upcoming performances at the aspen Music Festival. Today: an extensive season preview with Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian, and a chat with David Finckel/Wu Han about their opening night all-Beethoven recital June 30 at Harris Hall.

  Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher talks with host Chris Mohr about the 2015 season and its highlights/challenges. We also chat with audience members outside the Tent.

Pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw discuss the rise to stardom and maintaining a balanced life and career. Tao also unveils his upcoming CD release for the first time. AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher hosts.

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