Aspen Music Festival And School

Season Theme

Season Theme: Paris, City of Light

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s 2018 season will be a summer of celebration and enlightenment, focused around Paris, City of Light. Concerts throughout the season will allow patrons to delve into works by Parisian composers and inspired by the French capital. Three mini-festivals will also illuminate distinct creative threads: Impressionism in Music, focusing on the period between 1860 and 1910, the Diaghilev Ballet Russes Composers from 1909 to 1929, and the American Composition Students of Nadia Boulanger.

Thematic works related to the season include:

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'une faune (7/17/18 ACA)
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (7/31/18 ACA)
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (8/7/18 ACA)
BIZET: Symphony NO. 1 in C major (7/6/18 ACS)
CANTELOUBE: Selected Songs (7/27/18 ACS)
IBERT: Hommage à Mozart (7/6/18 ACS)
MOZART: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 (K 300a), “Paris” (7/6/18 ACS)
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major (8/17/18 ACS)
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 (8/19/18 AFO)
DEBUSSY: La damoiselle élue (7/15/18 AFO)
DEBUSSY: La mer (8/12/18 AFO)
RAVEL: La valse (7/8/18 AFO)
RAVEL: Une barque sur l’océan (8/12/18 AFO)
OFFENBACH: Tales of Hoffmann (8/14/18 AOC)
DEBUSSY: Rondes de printemps (7/5/18 APO)
DEBUSSY: Gigues from Images (7/11/18 APO)
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major (7/11/18 APO)
RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole (8/8/18 APO)
RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso (8/8/18 APO)
RAVEL: Bolero (8/8/18 APO)
SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61 (7/18/18 APO)
BOULANGER: Nocturne (8/13/18 Chamber Music)
BOULEZ: Le marteau sans maître (8/18/18 Chamber Music)
CHAUSSON: Cocnert in D major, op. 21 (7/30/18 Chamber Music)
D’INDY: Piano Quartet in A minor, op. 7 (7/28/18 Chamber Music)|
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata (7/9/18 Chamber Music)
DEBUSSY: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp (7/9/18 Chamber Music)
DEBUSSY/FLETCHER: Trois Ballades de François Villon (7/23/18 Chamber Music)
DELAGE: Quatre poèmes hindous (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, op. 45 (7/7/18 Chamber Music)
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 (7/16/18 Chamber Music)
FAURÉ: Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, op. 115 (7/23/18 Chamber Music)
FAURÉ: Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, op. 89 (8/4/18 Chamber Music)
GRISEY: from Vortex Temporum (8/4/18 Chamber Music)
IBERT: Cello Concerto (7/30/18 Chamber Music)
MESSIAEN: Fantaisie (8/13/18 Chamber Music)
POULENC: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
RAVEL: Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarme (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
RAVEL/KATO: Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose) (7/2/17 Chamber Music)
SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, op. 18 (7/7/18 Chamber Music)
SCHMITT: Le petit Elfe Ferme-l’oeil (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
STRAVINSKY: Trois poésies de la lyrique japonaise (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
BERLIOZ: Zaide (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
BIZET: Ouvre ton coeur  (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
DELIBES: La belle fille de Cadix (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
DELIBES: Duet from Pearl Fishers (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
DUPARC: Phidylé  (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
FRANCK: Le Sylphe (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
MASSENET: Elegie  (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
HAHN: Chloris (6/30/18 Chamber Music)
CHAUSSON: Piano Trio in G minor, op. 3 (7/16/18 Chamber Music)
AURIC: Woodwind Trio in D major (7/14/18 Chamber Music)
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro (8/18/18 Chamber Music)
DEBUSSY: Clair de lune (7/17/18 Recital by Daniel Hope)
FAURÉ: Barcarolles Nos. 4, 5, and 6 (8/14/18 Recital by Lise de la Salle)
RAVEL: Melodies Hébraïques (7/14/18 Recital by Orli Shaham)
RAVEL: Piano Trio (7/5/18 Recital by Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, and Conrad Tao)
RAVEL: String Quartet in F major (7/2/18 Recital by the Escher String Quartet)

 

Works related to the Diaghilev Ballet Russes Composers include:

STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D major (8/10/18 ACS)
RAVEL: La valse (7/8/18 AFO)
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 62 (7/5/18 APO)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100 (7/11/18 APO)
FALLA: El amor brujo Ballet Suite (8/8/18 APO)
STRAVINSKY: Sonata for Two Pianos (7/2/18 Chamber Music)
STRAVINSKY: Trois poésies de la lyrique japonaise (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
POULENC: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (8/11/18 Chamber Music)
STRAVINSKY: Suite italienne (7/28/18 Chamber Music)
PROKOFIEV: Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75 (7/26/2018; 8/14/18 Recital by Behzod Abduraimov; Recital by Lise de la Salle)

 

Works related to the American Composition Students of Nadia Boulanger include:

THOMSON: Stabat mater (7/9/18 Chamber Music)
COPLAND: Chamber music work w/ piano from his Boulanger years (TBD Chamber Music)
HARRIS: Chamber music work form his Boulanger years (TBD Chamber Music)

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO