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Address: 225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +(1)970-925-9042
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical...

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.

                   

                   

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The Music Festival is THE focal point of "many" Summer visitors

Music festival commences last week of June or first week in july and produces concerts of classical music by symphony orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Music festival commences last week of June or first week in july and produces concerts of classical music by symphony orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists. Performances are in the Music Tent, as well as in the sub-teranian venue of Harris Concert Hall, which has near perfect accoustics. Tickets can be obtained for the entire season or... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Aspen Music Festival and School is a unique institution where you see some of the most renowned musicians in the world with accomplished students (about 600 ) playing at their side. One of the reasons I moved here from NYC in 1972 was the Festival. It has and will continue to surpass my musical expectations. There are not enough... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

One of my favorite things about Aspen is the Music Festival. A visit to the campus is a must, recently renovated.

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Thank Tuckersman
Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a summer camp for adults. Daily musical events to please the ear and soothe the soul. The music tent is a destination for all lovers of music.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A picnic around the Benedict tent during the Aspen Music Festival is one of the true treats of summer. Bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy the music while the wind blows the Aspen leaves and the sun goes down.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I came to see Garrison Keillor's last performance (sat on main floor) and also enjoyed free picnicking at two concerts during my visit to Aspen. Rode my bike each time, as it seems to be the best method to navigate the concert area. Acoustics inside is super and a picnic among the aspens is quite pleasant. I was entertained in... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Easy to obtain tickets online or in person. Something for everyone. Performances day and evening in different venues, even on the town's streets. Aspen is a wonderful place to visit during the music festival.

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Woody Creek, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Every summer I can't wait to enter the tent for the first concert of many that make Aspen such a special place. From the shimmering aspen trees that line the walkways to the superb selection of music and world class artists, this is the main reason that I still live here! As a volunteer I am able to attend as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We attended the Chamber and Festival Orchestra concerts the week-end of July 10-11. The soloist, piano and violin, for the respective concerts were world class. This has been an annual exersion for us since 1980.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The balance of natural beauty and good physical activity with the beauty of music is rather perfect. The festival presents such an array of possibilities, with extraordinarily talented young student musicians and well-established professionals in a very hospitable setting. There are instrumental events as well as operatic productions. It can be entertaining for old and young. More formal concerts require... More 

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