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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.

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.

    

  

Host Chris Mohr in Conversation with opera director Ed Berkeley and pianist Joyce Yang.

  

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! 

  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!

  Every weekday now through August 19, Classical Music host Chris Mohr previews the major concerts and recitals taking place at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Today, Chris previews the Festival's opening weekend.

Mountain Edition - December 10th, 2015

Dec 10, 2015

Glenwood Springs city government is experiencing a change at the top. We speak with the city manager on his last day.

Homeowners in Battlement Mesa say they didn’t know about an oil and gas agreement when they purchased their house.

Colorado’s marijuana industry has created some interesting jobs. We’ll introduce you to the latest - an odor ranger.

A new building for police in Aspen may improve their mental health.

And, much of the materials recycled in the Roaring Fork Valley are ending up across the Pacific.

Mountain Edition - November 26th, 2015

Nov 26, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Battlement Mesa residents hope to convince Garfield county commissioners that drilling in a residential area is a bad idea.

Get-out-the-vote efforts fell flat in getting young people to the polls for the fall election.

Finishing touches are wrapping up on a World Cup race course at Aspen Mountain.

And, we talk to the head of alpine racing for the U.S. Ski Team about who he thinks will win.

While many people will be feasting this Thanksgiving, others struggle to put food on the table. One nonprofit is helping.

Blue Horizon - Nov. 7, 2015

Nov 7, 2015

With Veterans Day coming up next week, Blue Horizon will be featuring artists who are or were also veterans.

Featured artists include:  Big Bill Broonzy, Hosea Leavy, Junior Wells, Jay McShann, Magic Sam and more.   Here is a video of Vietnam veteran Watermelon Slim: 

Mountain Edition - November 5th, 2015

Nov 5, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Voters in Aspen this week turned down a new lodge proposed on Main Street. Now, the developer is moving forward with an alternative.

With fresh snow, mountain roads are closing and buses are getting outfitted for skis.

Western Slope officials are making their message clear about the statewide water plan.

And, a proposed development in El Jebel has officers realizing there isn’t enough law enforcement in the area.

Mountain Edition - October 22nd, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine

Mountain Edition - October 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

A developer behind a campaign in Aspen is infusing tens of thousands of dollars into an effort to build a hotel.

Base2 lodge is at the center of a ballot question. It was the theme of an Aspen Public Radio town hall meeting this week.

Voters in Snowmass Village recall a councilman who went to jail for drunk driving.

The fire departments in Carbondale and Basalt are asking voters for money in the fall election.

Construction on a new school in Carbondale is nearing completion.

Mountain Edition - September 17, 2015

Sep 17, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Mountain Edition - August 27th, 2015

Aug 27, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Will Carbondale get a new City Market? The development proposal is laid out at a packed public meeting.

Changes are in the works for an overcrowded midvalley intersection.

The Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to attract visitors from countries where more people are spending money on winter sports, like China.

The number of hospital beds for the mentally ill is dismal, especially on the Western Slope.

A Denver-based musician known for his contemplative folk songs visits Aspen.

  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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