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Aspen Music Festival and School

225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611
+(1)970-925-9042
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Ranked #9 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Type: Performances
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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western colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Music Festival if you visit Aspen in the summer. Absolutely first rate performances. We were at concerts at The Tent and Harris Hall on the Festival grounds, and at Wheeler Opera House in town, a small but beautiful venue well worth the trip. Performers are world-class. Orchestra members are School students and faculty. The Tent holds about... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was handed a concert schedule at the Aspen airport upon my arrival, and noticed how receptive the travelers were to receive such a nice welcome from the Festival and School. As a parent of one of the musicians I, naturally, planned on attending as many concerts as possible. I was delighted by the fabulous and varied concerts, the lectures,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a wonderful experience. The festival is so well managed. I never felt crowded or rushed. The music was beautiful - fitting for such a majestic venue. It was a life changing experience.

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Hopkins, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Multiple venues for this festival and school, some with admission fee, many free. School entry by audition, so excellent musicians, superb faculty. Lovely orchestral and chamber recitals by students with guest conductors from around the music world. Master classes are superb. East to get to any venue with Aspen's superb free bus service.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our unfortunately brief visit to the music festival. We went to a live taping of NPR's performance today which is one of my favorite radio shows. The music was top quality, Fred Child's interpretation and interviews were top notch, the location is lovely and the overall music "vibe" is great. Definitely worth doing.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Aspen Music Festival represents one of the summer music highlights in the United States. Along with Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga Springs (and I'm sure there are others), there are few better places at which to enjoy classical repertoire in a beautiful location. Consisting of two performance halls (the tent, which... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While we have been disappointed about many things in Aspen on our first trip back in over a decade, the Music Festival is first rate. The programming is balanced and excellent. I cannot remember a summer with more superb musicians playing fabulous music. Just this week, we'll see Sarah Chang playing Dvorak and Slatkin conducting Chopin's Piano Concerto Number 2... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

With the presentation of high-level musicians and surrounded by green nature is a great pleasure to enjoy this fantastic festival that takes place annually during the summer. Have gathered so many musicians is a fortune for those who enjoy live classical music performed with virtuosity.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We spent a week visiting Aspen during the AMFS to see our oboist son, attend some concerts, enjoy some great food and wine and get out into the spectacular natural area surrounding the area. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!! Concerts in Harris Hall and the Benedict Tent were incredible -- acoustics outstanding, seating comfortable, programs challenging yet rewarding. World class restaurants... More

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