Aspen Music Festival And School

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL CANCELS 2020 SEASON Back To Press Releases

May 2nd 20

Press Contacts:

Laura E. Smith
VP for Marketing and Communications
lsmith@aspenmusic.org, 970-618-9321

Kristin Cleveland
Publications and PR Coordinator
kcleveland@aspenmusic.org, 651-206-7252

 

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM MONDAY, MAY 4,  2020

 

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL CANCELS 2020 SEASON

 

All performances and educational activities are canceled.

Patrons are encouraged to donate the value of ticket and pass purchases; refunds and 2021 credit are also available.

 


ASPEN, COLORADO—The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced the full cancellation of its 2020 season.

Says AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher, “We take this action in solidarity with our musical community, our Aspen community, and indeed the world community, as we commit first and foremost to keeping each other safe at this historic moment.”

He continues, “For every day of the past two months, we have been analyzing the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with public health experts, hospital leadership, civic and county officials, CEOs of key local entities, arts leaders and many others. In recent days, the collective data began to coalesce, and we have reached the conclusion, together with our board and faculty leadership, that we must cancel the full season.”

Staff, faculty and longtime Aspen artists are already at work planning ways to continue to share music and community. While public health directives may or may not allow for any small in-person gatherings anytime in the summer, the AMFS will continue, adapted, but with the same spirit. Says Fletcher, “We will come together around music again, in fact sooner rather than later. We are already working on not only the 2021 season—which will be nothing less than an explosion of musical joy—also on virtual ways the AMFS community can come together to enjoy music and each other. The medium may be different, but we can and will still share the essence of the Aspen experience. We are already fully engaged in this re-imagining and the generosity of our extended Aspen family in this regard has already been astounding.”

Ticket buyers and pass buyers can donate the value of their tickets or passes, receive a refund, or receive a dollar-value credit for the 2021 season. Patrons must contact the AMFS Box Office by May 22; after that, ticket/pass values will be credited to the 2021 season.

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Box Office
Phone: 970-925-9042 (M-F, 10-4)
Email: tickets@aspenmusic.org
There is no walk-up option at this time.

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO