Aspen Music Festival

Aspen Music Festival & School
8:59 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Festival Notes - June 24th, 2013

Aspen Music Festival President and CEO Alan Fletcher discusses this season's emphasis on the music of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).  For more information, click here.

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Festival Showcase
4:11 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Festival Showcase - June 18th, 2013

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.”

Arts
12:48 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Music Festival and School Down to the Wire

Workers completing construction and landscaping for the Edlis Neeson Rehearsal Hall, Aspen Music Festival and School.
Elise Thatcher

It’s coming down to the wire for the new Aspen Music Festival and School. Workers are cranking on finishing up construction and landscaping for the sixty-five million dollar project. It’s supposed to be mostly done by this Friday. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher toured the new digs last week has this report.

Alan Fletcher is President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He carefully tip-toes his way across fresh dirt, pipelines and around a pond...finally he stops and points toward three striking buildings that overlook the water.

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Festival Showcase
3:25 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Festival Showcase - June 11th, 2013

In anticipation of this season’s Aspen Music Festival and School, we’re running some of our “best of” interviews with festival artists and staff. On today’s archive program of “Festival Showcase,” hear pianist Joseph Kalichstein discuss teaching, the value of competitions and Aspen’s allure. Also, luthier Joan Balter recounts stories of teaching legend Dorothy DeLay and violinists Joshua Bell, Midori and Sarah Chang as child prodigies.

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Festival Showcase
3:25 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Festival Showcase - June 4th, 2013

In preparation for this season’s Aspen Music Festival and School, we’re running some of the “best of” interviews with festival artists.  On today’s archive program of “Festival Showcase,” listen to conductor/early music specialist Nicholas McGegan discuss Baroque interpretation and compare and contrast different recordings of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”  Also, the busy cello-piano duo of David Finckel and Wu Han talk about chamber music and plans for the future. 

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