Aspen Music Festival And School

High Notes Podcast

The Aspen Music Festival and School is thrilled to announce a brand new podcast sharing the season’s weekly High Notes panel discussions. Each week, AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher sits down with some of the classical world’s most brilliant talents for a conversation on music, performance, and more.

All are welcome to attend this free, popular High Notes series, held every Wednesday at noon at Paepcke Auditorium—but if you can’t make it in person, then subscribe to the AMFS’s new High Notes podcast! Don’t miss discussions with such illustrious guest artists as Nicholas McGegan, Sarah Chang, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, and many others. You can also listen to a rebroadcast each Thursday at 2 pm on Aspen Public Radio.

Podcasts will be posted here each Thursday at 1:30 pm and can be listened to simply by hitting the "play" button. You can also listen or subscribe on iTunes and Google Play Music. Scroll down to learn more about podcasts and how to get set up to listen on your mobile device.

High Notes Episodes

August 16: 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and the cast of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust

August 9: Violinist Augustin Hadelich, cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, and pianist Martin Helmchen

August 2: Pianists Joyce Yang, Jonathan Biss, Inon Barnatan, and Jed Distler

July 26: Composers Christopher Theofanidis and Daniel Kellogg

July 19: Violinist Jennifer Koh and Aspen Opera Center director Edward Berkeley

July 12: Violinist Sarah Chang, conductor Patrick Summers, and composer Stephen Hartke

Bonus: Fauré’s Fantaisie, op. 73, performed live in Aspen by harpist Anneleen Lenaerts and flutist Marina Piccinini

July 5: Pianist and composer Robert Levin, conductor Nicholas McGegan




What is a podcast and how do I get set up to listen?

A podcast is a radio show you can get online and listen to anytime you’d like on your own device. You have two options to listen: You can stream from a website, or you can download a podcast which means it gets saved to your device and then you can listen anytime, even without an internet connection. If you choose to download, you can subscribe and episodes will download automatically as soon as they are posted.

To Stream: Stream right from this page each week:

To Download and Subscribe: Episodes will be delivered to your phone or tablet each week using a podcast app.

*  For iPhone and iPads, use the Podcasts app. It may already be installed on your device or you can get it from the App Store, which is already installed on your device. In the Podcasts app, search for High Notes, select it, and then subscribe. To listen, select the Podcast app, select “My Podcasts” from the menu along the bottom, and then select the High Notes podcast. Episodes will appear and you can select one to listen.

*  For Android phones and tablets, use the Google Play Music. Launch the Google Play Music app from your Home screen or from the app drawer. Tap the menu button on the top left of the screen. It's three horizontal lines. Tap Podcasts. Search for "High Notes" by tapping the search button on the top right of your screen. Podcasts appear under the Podcasts heading in your search results. Tap the podcast to which you'd like to subscribe. Tap the Subscribe button. Tap the checkbox next to Auto-download if you'd like to always automatically download the latest three episodes. Tap the checkbox next to Notifications if you'd like to receive a notification when new episodes are uploaded. Tap Playback order to choose to play episodes from newest to oldest or oldest to newest.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO