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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2018

EARLY BIRD PASS ON SALE NOW FOR AMFS WINTER MUSIC SERIES

Purchase through Nov. 1 online at www.aspenmusicfestival.com/earlybird or at 970-925-9042.

ASPEN, COLORADO—Enjoy the Aspen Music Festival and School’s annual Winter Music Recital Series at a deep discount by purchasing an Early Bird Pass, available now through Nov. 1. The pass offers access to all three recitals by international-level touring musicians for just $120—a savings of $45 off the single ticket prices.

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s 2019 Winter Music Series features three internationally acclaimed artists: pianist Yefim Bronfman on Tuesday, January 29; violinist Jennifer Koh on Thursday, February 7; and pianist Marc-André Hamelin on Thursday, February 28. All three recitals take place at 6:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall.

Yefim Bronfman is known internationally for his commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts. The New York Times describes him as “a pianist with comprehensive skills who can seemingly play anything.” Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University (and an artist-faculty member at the AMFS). Bronfman became an American citizen in 1989 and in 1991 was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. He will present a program of Schumann, Debussy and Schubert in Aspen.

Described by the LA Times as “a prodigious builder of musical bridges…with projects meant to connect people, disciplines and eras,” violinist Jennifer Koh returns to Aspen with frequent recital partner and pianist Shai Wosner to present Bridge to Beethoven, a project pairing Beethoven’s violin sonatas with new and recent works inspired by them to explore the composer’s impact and significance. Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, and a quest for the new and unusual. Koh and Wosner will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas No. 8 and 7, together with Andrew Norman’s Bridging I–III.

Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The New York Times has described the Grammy-nominated pianist as “an ideal interpreter,” possessing “preternatural clarity and control, qualities that in him don’t preclude sensitivity and even poetry.” He was a distinguished member of the jury of the 15th Van Cliburn Competition in 2017. Hamelin will present a program of works by J. S. Bach/Busoni, Schumann, Alexis Weissenberg, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Chopin.

For more information, visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com/earlybird or call 970-925-9042.

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Robert Spano, Music Director

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