Aspen Music Festival And School

2021 Livestream Events

New this year, the AMFS will present select concerts to the world with a series of free livestreams that represent a slice of the Festival experience! These livestreams are broadcast directly from the performances at the Benedict Music Tent. They will only be available to view on our Virtual Stage while the event is live and will not be available to watch later.

For guidance and tips on how to view our events on the most common TV systems, click here.

Special Event: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
July 3, 5:30 pm MT
Beethoven’s grand and inspiring Ninth Symphony has been universally embraced as a beacon of hope and unity. Performed by a lineup of remarkable soloists and the extraordinary chorus Kantorei, with Music Director Robert Spano conducting, the Ninth will remind you of the greatness and possibilities of the human spirit.

Aspen Festival Orchestra
July 11, 4 pm MT
A trio of musical powerhouses—Stefan Jackiw, Alisa Weilerstein, and Inon Barnatan—join forces for Beethoven’s "Triple" Concerto. Conducted by Ludovic Morlot, the program also features Hannah Kendall's The Spark Catchers and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. 

Mozart's The Magic Flute
July 17, 7 pm MT

This abridged, concert performance of Mozart's beloved work features a witty narration and will be sung by the remarkable fellows of the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program, led by co-artistic directors Renee Fleming and Patrick Summers. Edward Berkeley directs.

Aspen Chamber Symphony
July 23, 5:30 pm MT

AMFS alumnus and pianist, conductor, and composer Tengku Irfan joins forces with Aspen Conducting Academy alumna Gemma New in this invigorating concert that revels in the colors of music from three centuries with Ravel's Piano Concerto, Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, and Samy Moussa's Polarlicht: Etude No. 2 for Orchestra.

Aspen Chamber Symphony
August 13, 5:30 pm MT

Aspen alumna Joyce Yang takes on Liszt’s ravishing and virtuosic First Piano Concerto under the baton of AMFS alumnus and conductor Benjamin Manis. The program also includes Kodály's whirling Dances of Galánta and Brahms's Third Symphony. 

Aspen Festival Orchestra
August 22, 4pm MT

The astonishing violinist Augustin Hadelich and AMFS Music Director Robert Spano bring the 2021 season to a rousing close with Bruch's First Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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