Aspen Music Festival And School

Patron Trip 2019

The AMFS invites you to join us for a special patron trip:

Art and Music from New York to Boston

April 3-10, 2019


Join President and CEO Alan Fletcher on a luxury bus tour, with deluxe accommodations, from New York City through the Hudson River Valley and the Berkshires, ending in Boston, stopping along the way for a myriad of exclusive music and art  experiences.

This week-long trip explores contemporary American art, culture, and cuisine through the lens of the picturesque Eastern seaboard, taking advantage of special Aspen connections for rare access and private tours. Along the way, you'll enjoy individually curated private musical performances in unique venues, visit the working studios of exhibiting artists, tour rarely-seen private art collections in some of the country's finest homes, and go on guided tours of studios, galleries, and architectural marvels not available to the public. You'll also stay in historic hotels and dine at exquisite contemporary American restaurants. 

In addition to Mr. Fletcher, Art Horizons President Lisa Hahn, art historian Dr. Robert Mattison, and architectural historian Alan Neumann will join to comment on and illuminate the music and the rich history and cultural significance of each stop.

A sampling of the hand-selected places you'll visit on this trip include:

  • visits to the working studios of several prominent collected artists such as Alexis Rockman and Martin Kline
  • a tour of the elite print workshop Two Palms Press, known for pushing the boundaries of printmaking and working with some of the world's most celebrated contemporary artists
  • a guided tour of the open-air museum Storm King Art Center in the Hudson River Valley, containing the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the U.S.
  • a dress rehearsal of Verdi's Requiem at the Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
  • tours of the elegant Bronson House, built in 1811 and rediscovered in 1997, and the exquisite 1820s waterfront villa Edgewater, both not open to the public; also Olana, a 37-room mansion built by painter Frederic Edwin Church and offering spectacular vistas and carefully landscaped grounds, commanding a magnificent view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains
  • time in Hudson, a town described as a brick-and-mortar encyclopedia of nineteenth-century American architecture
  • a visit to Chesterwood, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the studio of one of the most important nineteenth-century sculptors, Daniel Chester French, containing the original plasters, tools, and casts for his monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.
  • a tour, private lunch, and chamber music concert at The Mount in Lennox, Massachusetts, the estate of writer Edith Wharton
  • a private, curator-led, before-hours tour of the visionary MASS MoCA, a historic mill complex transformed into a multi-disciplinary center for visual, performing, and media arts
  • an elegant farewell dinner in a private Boston home noted for its collection of contemporary art 

(Tour venues and artists subject to change.)

To secure your spot for this exclusive experience, download the registration form HERE.

See the full itinerary HERE.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact:

Steve Haddad
Vice President for Advancement
Aspen Music Festival and School
970 205 5060

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO