Festival Focus



July 15, 2024       Read

  • Collaboration Brings Fiddler on the Roof to the Tent Stage
  • Hansel and Gretel: A (Literally) Delicious Opera
  • Alumni Spotlight: Leonard Slatkin, 60 Years Later
  • A Palooza of Pianos: A Game of Musical Chairs


July 8, 2024       Read

  • Starry Alumni Return for Unforgettable Performances
  • Tao Celebrates Centennial of Rhapsody in Blue 
  • Media Partnership with medici.tv Reignited for Anniversary 
  • AMFS Engages Valley Youth with Free Family Concert


July 1, 2024       Read

  • McGegan Returns, Slobodeniouk Debuts
  • Weilerstein Gives Bach a Twist with FRAGMENTS I and II
  • Celebrating a Comedic Composer's Aspen Roots
  • Partnership with Carnegie Hall+ Brings Bernstein's Classic Young People's Concert to the Wheeler
  • Fragments: Spontaneous Enjoyment of Music


June 24, 2024       Read

  • Festival's 75th Anniversary: A Love Story
  • Matthew Aucoin: Music for New Bodies 
  • Multi-Hyphenate Chris Thile Demands ATTENTION!
  • Trifonov to Perform with Long-Time Teacher Babayan
  • Superstar Renée Fleming Premieres Three American Songs



June 26, 2023        Read

  • 53 Days of Music Start June 29
  • Tour de Force, Rite of Spring, on Opening Sunday
  • Malofeev, Martínez Return for Harris Recitals
  • Free Livestreams Return; New Tiered Ticket Prices


July 3, 2023        Read

  • Anton Nel Celebrates 25 Years in Aspen
  • Phylicia Rashad to Star in Terrence McNally's Master Class
  • Schubert, Mendelssohn for Friday's Chamber Symphony
  • Barnatan's Fascinating Take on Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances


July 10, 2023        Read

  • Grand Musical Spectacle with Hadelich, The Ring
  • Fresh Artistry at Annual Baroque Evening with McGegan
  • Beethoven's "Emperor" with Osorio and Spano
  • Student Spotlight: Daniel Gurevich


July 17, 2023        Read

  • Opera Program Brings Pachett's Bel Canto to Life
  • JAS, AMFS Collaborate to Bring Big Bass to the Stage
  • Free Family Event Designed with Kids in Mind


July 24, 2023        Read

  • Spano, O'Connor Bring Mahler's Third to Aspen
  • Free Community Mariachi Celebration Returns July 26
  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Misha and Cipa Dichter, in Recital
  • Conlon's Recital Brings Music of Jewish Composers to Light


July 31, 2023        Read

  • McDonald Sings Broadway; Sondheim, Porter, Gershwin
  • Gil Shaham, Steven Banks Return for Weekend Concerts
  • Appalachian Springs and More in Two American Evenings
  • John Luther Adams Brings World Premier to Aspen


August 7, 2023        Read

  • Music by the Women of Chicago's Black Renaissance
  • Guitarist Sharon Isbin Joins Pacifica Quartet for Recital
  • British "Rock Star" Saxophonist Gillam in Aspen Debut
  • Robertson Conducts French Romantics, Delay Winner


August 14, 2023        Read

  • Emerson String Quartet Plays Harris Hall One Last Time
  • Tenor Matthew Polenzani Stars in Mozart's Idomeneo
  • Haydn's Creation to Close 2023 Festival Season
  • Măcelaru, Bronfman, McDuffie Join Forces for Final ACS