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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 #5 of 59 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
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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

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Dallas, Texas
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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

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Upper Nyack, NY
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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

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Texas
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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

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Toronto, Canada
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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.

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Scottsdale
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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

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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.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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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.

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western colorado
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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.

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

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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