Aspen Music Festival And School

Family Concert II

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Benedict Music Tent
5:00 PM


Please note: The location for this concert has been changed to the Benedict Music Tent.

Family Concerts are designed to engage children of all ages in the full concert experience. Both aurally and visually captivating, these programs offer a wonderful, accessible introduction to the classical concert world with lively music and a shorter, kid-appropriate concert length.

Benjamin Wallfisch's Dirty Beasts is based on the Roald Dahl collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals, for narrator and orchestra. While the whole collection features nine different animal poems, this piece uses four:  The Porcupine, The Pig (“a clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon”), The Anteater (“an anteater with an unusually large appetite”), and The Toad and the Snail. September 13, 2016, marked 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, so this piece serves as the AMFS's celebration of Roald Dahl's contribution to the season theme, "Enchantment."

Concerts are for all ages, with an adult.

Also, bring your children at 4 pm for free light fare and Kids Notes pre-concert activities designed to help prepare them for the performance. At the Hospitality Tent just outside the Benedict Music Tent. Open to all ages; best for ages seven and below.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO