We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aspen Music Festival and School

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +(1)970-925-9042
Website
Activities: Picnicking
Description: The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier...
The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season in Aspen. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. Many events are free.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A world class festival

The Aspen Music Festival is a world class festival with performers from all over the world presenting an eclectic collection of music. The Festival structure has walls that open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Gary M
,
Dillon, Colorado
Add Photo

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dillon, Colorado
Level Contributor
63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Aspen Music Festival is a world class festival with performers from all over the world presenting an eclectic collection of music. The Festival structure has walls that open to the outdoors making on the lawn picnics a must do! The Festival also has it's share of management and performance intrigues that give it an additional edge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Each summer Aspen hosts performances by some of the world's greatest virtuosos. Events go on from late June thru most of August. Programming, tickets, & scheduled performances, are easily accessed online by going to Aspen Music Festival. Harris concert Hall is my favorite venue. The wonderful acoustics and atmosphere will totally immerse you with the music and the artist(s) There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Aspen Music Festival is a wonderful gift to the community. There are recitals, concerts, ensembles and lectures in June, July and August. The students are from around the world and range from 9 years old to upper 20's. The teachers are famous and highly recognized for their talent as well. It is a treat to experience conductor's learning the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Upper Nyack, NY
Level Contributor
175 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth the travel from almost anywhere, especially when coupled with a stay in a great hotel such as the St Regis Residence. The weather can change quickly, but usually it is sunny and warm during the day and cool and clear in the evenings at this time of year and the stars are out in force - both on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are in Aspen during the Festival time, you must attend at least an event at the Festival. The Festival offer music of many genres and you'll find something you like. The festival is a easy 15 minute walk from downtown Aspen. It's very well run and they provide the best program book I have ever seen. Many events... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Music Festival was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended to people who love classical music. Hotels can be expensive, but worth a few nights to enjoy the outstanding performances of the up and coming musicians of the world.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We returned on Tuesday afternoon from a wonderful week in Aspen. The weather, scenery, and especially the humongous talent that we saw/heard at the recitals, rehearsals, opera, and concerts presented by all of these mostly young students were all beyond spectacular. After their performances, I especially enjoyed chatting with these musicians as I noticed them walking in Aspen or riding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent performances at the concert hall and at the tent. We went every night for 10 days. Also the Masters' Classes at the music school are wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maplewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A wonderful theater with first rate musicians. Go to the Saturday rehearsals, more casual and much more affordable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
western colorado
Level Contributor
189 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We attended the last performance of the summer and were treated to a wonderful selection and a staggeringly amazing performance, especially the Beethoven's 9th. The chorus was just fabulous, as were all the musicians.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aspen Music Festival and School also viewed

 

Been to Aspen Music Festival and School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aspen Music Festival and School

Address: Address: 225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +(1)970-925-9042
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aspen Music Festival and School and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Aspen Music Festival and School staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?