Aspen Music Festival And School

Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra

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With special thanks to Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
Local business support provided by Pitkin County Dry Goods

R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

Discover this summer’s talented Piano Competition Winner in a performance of Schumann's piano concerto.

After struggling for years to complete his First Symphony, Brahms produced a second one almost effortlessly. “The melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to trample on them,” he wrote from the idyllic seaside village of Portschach where the work was composed. Much of the music is drenched in the blue skies, sunshine, and rippling streams that surrounded Brahms, with moments of tension and darkness adding an intensely dramatic element.

Enjoy two works inspired by the beauty of summer in one of Nature’s most spectacular settings!

Performances will be 75 minutes and there will be no intermission.

Hear orchestral masterworks and see the conducting stars of tomorrow. Each movement of each work is conducted by a different student conductor, each of whom plays in the orchestra when not on the podium. Program Director and AMFS Music Director Robert Spano observes the work of his students at this weekly event.

This event will also be livestreamed for free. For a full list of livestreams, click here.

Tickets will remain on hold for 30 minutes.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO