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Special Coverage
12:53 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

Aspen Ideas Festival - Arts Strike: Transforming through the Arts, a Demonstration and Discussion

Arts Strike: Transforming through the Arts, a Demonstration and Discussion

Arts Strike is a dialogue between artists, schools and communities first piloted by Yo-Yo Ma and Damian Woetzel in 2010. This special discussion and demonstration for the Aspen Ideas Festival highlights the unique power of the arts to educate and engage, and will feature local Colorado children alongside renowned artists, several of whom have participated in Arts Strikes in schools across the country.

Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, Damian Woetzel, Tracy Straus, Anna Deavere Smith

Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Festival Notes - June 28th, 2013

The Aspen Music Festival and School is in full swing this weekend with three crowded days of concerts and other activities.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Festival Notes - June 27th, 2013

AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher discusses the first concert of the 65th season.  Tonight's program features Philip Glass' 2010 multimedia composition "Icarus at the Edge of Time" and piano wunderkind Conrad Tao performing Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.  For more information, click here.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Festival Notes - June 26th, 2013

To the sounds of brass fanfares and inspiring words, convocation took place Monday afternoon at the Benedict Music Tent.

Like last year, the keynote address was given by Music Director Robert Spano who reflected on this season's theme of "Conscience and Beauty."

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Aspen Music Festival & School
4:15 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Festival Showcase - June 25th, 2013

Alan Fletcher,  Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO, and Artistic Administrator Asadour Santourian preview the upcoming 65th season.  Among the topics is this year's theme of "Conscience and Beauty." Also for discussion is this season's emphasis on the music of Benjamin Britten, in honor of the birth centennial of the English composer.

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