The Aspen Music Festival and School holds more than 400 classical music programs during its annual summer season from the beginning of July to the end of August. The concerts, performances, classes, productions, and other programs attract over 100,000 audience members each season!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Aspen Music Festival season has been cancelled.
While the Aspen Music Festival and School is now known as one of the premiere classical music festivals in the country, it began as a two-week long celebration of 18th-century German writer Johann Goethe. It has now evolved into a full school offering many programs of study, and the festival has morphed into a two-month long celebration of musical talent.
Over the course of the summer program, the Aspen Music Festival and School offers an incredible range of programs, recitals, classes, and other activities. From classics such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute to unique programs such as Music on the Mountain, there is a something for every classical music lover of any age.
Some of the featured, can’t-miss programs of the festival include the following:
- Aspen Festival Orchestra’s performance
- Aspen Chamber Symphony performance
- Special Event Recital by Members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
- Recital from the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute
Ticket prices vary and can be purchased from the Festival and School website.
In addition to these recitals and performances, you should make it a point to attend one of the unique classes and workshops offered during the festival. Some of these classes, such as the Tunes and Tales children’s musical story time and the Music on the Mountain outdoor chamber music performance on the top of Aspen Mountain, are free to attend.
The festival put on by this prestigious institution is an excellent way to become immersed in professional classical music, regardless of your previous exposure to the genre. You are certain to come away with a profound appreciation for the art form!
Address: 960 North 3rd Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Date: late June to mid August