The Aspen Music Festival and School hold more than 400 classical music programs during its annual summer season from the end of June to the end of August. The concerts, performances, classes, productions, and other programs attract over 100,000 audience members each season!
While the Aspen Music Festival is now known as one of the premier 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.
This year’s Aspen Music Festival will run from Thursday to Sunday, June 29th to August 20th, 2023.
Over the course of the summer program, the Aspen Music Festival and School offer 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 something for every classical music lover of any age.
Although the 2023 program lineup won’t be available until February, some of the featured programs from the 2022 festival included:
- Aspen Festival Orchestra’s performance
- Aspen Chamber Symphony performance
- Special Performance by the Matthew Whitaker Quintet
- A Recital by Esther Yoo violin and Zee Zee piano
- A Recital by the Pacifica Quartet
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 storytime and the Music on the Mountain outdoor chamber music performance on the top of Aspen Mountain, all 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!
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Address: 960 North 3rd Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Date: Thursday – Sunday | June 29 – August 20, 2023