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Aspen Music Festival and School

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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
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.
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The Beauty of Nature and the Beauty of Music

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The opportunity to see and hear highly talented young musicians was terrific. We attended a string quartet recital, two groups, in the Harris Concert Hall; a set of five chamber music groups at the Aspen Chapel; and the dress rehearsal for the chamber orchestra concert, the only one for which we needed to buy tickets. The dress rehearsal was a... More 

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sarasota, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

All day & night long there are various program and many are free. The surrounding are beautiful and a true paradise for all music lovers.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Close to sunset in Aspen, you can find impromptu street concerts opoerformed by strudnet from the Music School at a number of street corners in town. Brief, free, and informal. What a nice touch of class in this often-too-glitzy town.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed a fantastic concert of Falla, Liszt, and Berlioz in the whimsical music tent. It was a lovely prelude to a beautiful evening in the mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

So a wonderful performance of Aida with the school orchestra, conducted my Michael Spano, and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was as good as any I have seen. If you're in town and they are performing, take a visit. (They play in a large, structural tent, so it is covered and warm even with the cooler Aspen nights).

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Aspen Festival is jam-packed and wall-to-wall with things to attend whether they be lectures or master classes or recitals or full-blown orchestra concerts. We attended a recital in Harris Hall and enjoyed it but two things I will say about the Harris Hall experience -- you have to go down a number of stairs and at the bottom it... More 

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sonoma county, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Within the beauty, green mountains and rushing streams, some of the world's finest musicians play with talented serious students who are studying and practicing with the best. Several separate orchestras are made up of students and staff--to provide quality music in a number of venues. Lawn sitting outside the huge tent is free, Harris Hall and inside the tent are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Aspen music festival has great international talent all summer long. Last week, my parents took my best friend and I to a beautiful classical concert. The music was great and always attracts a nice crowd. If you don't have much money, many people bring a blanket, book, wine & cheese and their dogs and relax in the grass outside... More 

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Full concert schedule from major stars on the international music firmament to free concerts (Thursday nights) performed by gifted and poised young musicians. The tent is a classic with fine acoustics. Free lawn seating. Haven't been to Harris Hall.

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