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Aspen Music Festival and School

225 Music School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-8501
+1 970-925-9042
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The festival had been a long-time bucket-list item and we scheduled our trip around the programs... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
West Lafayette, Indiana

Beautiful music and atmosphere. Buy tickets or sit outside for free at the Benedict Music tent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy M
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
225 Music School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-8501
+1 970-925-9042
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The festival had been a long-time bucket-list item and we scheduled our trip around the programs. An annual event from late June to mid-August with daily programs beginning early afternoon each day through highlighted performances in the evening. For the most part, these are students...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful music and atmosphere. Buy tickets or sit outside for free at the Benedict Music tent, surrounded by gorgeous Aspen trees. The musicians are students, but their talent makes this seem to be a professional symphony. Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend it.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most cities do not have the kind of programming one can see at the Aspen Music Festival. The level of performance is outstanding and a tribute to the teachers at the school. It is one of the best places to be in the summer.

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to next year. All the music is not for all although all the musicians are excellent with a high caliber . Classical classical being out favorite.

Thank 204Glenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Aspen Music Festival finale was The Damnation of Faust. It was superb. The musicians, choral group and soloists were expressive and transforming. We look forward to next season.

Thank Susan9855711
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We were privileged last week to attend the Aspen Music Festival. The young musicians were inspiring and it all occurred with a backdrop of amazing scenery.

Thank nrider
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Great venue, perfect acoustics and amazing performance! Harris Music Hall is one of the best venues around the country.

Thank Gioia011
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Every year, Aspen's music festival, mostly classical, runs for 2 months. Students from around the world attend together with many eminent musicians. Concerts are held during the day (listen in the sun with a picnic) and during the evening across several venues. Wonderful.

Thank Simon N
Reviewed August 4, 2017

My boyfriend is a percussionists and he attended the Aspen Music Festival and School when he was in graduate school. It was a treat for him to revisit some of the places he remembered from that time. We were in Aspen for three days and...More

Thank CarolSteve15
Reviewed July 26, 2017

A most beautiful and architecturally artistic campus, serving truly talented young people. Catch a recital if you can.

Thank Alan M
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