Aspen Music Festival And School

Support Winter Music

We are very pleased to announce the return of the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Winter Music Recital Series. For more than two decades, the AMFS has presented a recital series in Harris Concert Hall that showcases this spectacular venue to Aspen’s winter devotees and maintains its presence within the Roaring Fork Valley. Support of Winter Music has been instrumental in allowing the AMFS to continue to bring world-class music to the mountains beyond the summer months and maintain its excellence as a presenting organization.

Scheduled 2018 performances and events include:

  • February 28: Aspen favorite and celebrated pianist Inon Barnatan on February 28 (don’t miss our Winter Benefit, with special guest Inon Barnatan, on February 27 – more information to come soon!)
  • March 10: Emerging and impassioned young violinist and Aspen alumnus William Hagen
  • March 15The Pacifica Quartet, Aspen alumni praised as, “one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today" 

Interested in becoming a 2018 Winter Music Sponsor?

Thank you for your interest in supporting our Winter Music series! The AMFS relies on loyal supporters to ensure that Aspen’s year-round residents and its winter guests are able to experience a taste of what we do in the summer. The Winter Music Recital Series is a perfect way to introduce fellow Aspenites to the transformative beauty that we all experience during our extensive summer season.

Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels, including:

$10,000 — Series Underwriter
$5,000 — Artist Underwriter
$2,500 — Underwriting Supporter
$1,000 — Patron

To learn more or to give a gift in support of Winter Music 2018, please contact Annual Giving Coordinator Darian Oliva at 970-205-5065 or


The Irving Harris Foundation generously committed to a grant of one million dollars to permanently endow Winter Music in Aspen and to guarantee Harris Concert Hall's continued maintenance. In early 2017, we completed the match and we are extremely grateful to Joan Harris and the Foundation for leading with their support for the wonderful, jewel-box performance venue and the music that is performed within. If you would like to support the continued presentation of the Winter Music Recital Series at Harris Hall, please and make a fully-deductible gift to the Joan and Irving Harris Hall 20th Anniversary Fund by calling Steve Haddad, Vice President for Advancement, at 970 205 5060, or email him at

Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 Winter Music Recital Series!

Series Underwriters  $10,000
Leslie and Mac McQuown
Nancy and Charles Wall

Artist Underwriters  $10,000
Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson
Dana and Gene Powell

Underwriting Supporters — $2,500
Jane and Bill Frazer
Linda Vitti and Clancy Joe Herbst
Janet and Tom O’Connor

Patrons — $1,000
Becky Ayers
Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass
Lucia and Louis Brandt
Judith Barnard and Michael Fain
Susan and George Fesus
Marcia and Donald Flaks
Barbara and Gary Goldstein
Barbara and Gerald D. Hines
Barbara Reid and David Hyman
Lorraine and Bob Kingsbury
Ann and Tom Korologos
Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Nelson
Fonda and Charles Paterson
Phyllis and David Scruggs
Judith Z. Steinberg and Paul J. Hoenmans
Curt Strand

Special Gifts to Winter Music
Connie and Buddy Bates
Fisher Family Fund at the Community Fdtn for Greater Buffalo
Ellen and Fred Kucker
Jean and Allen Parelman
Elaine and Marvin Rosenberg
Gillian and Robert Steel

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO