Aspen Music Festival And School

2023 Locals Pass

The Locals Pass brings music to the community at significant discounts. Please note purchasers must be full-time local residents and present a state-issued ID showing residency in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

New this year--seat selection advantage!  The Benedict Music Tent is now tiered at different price levels for Friday and Sunday orchestral concerts, but Locals Passholders may choose seats anywhere in the hall for the same low pass price.

Pre-sale ticketing!  Locals Passholders may call to purchase their pass and tickets in a special dedicated pre-sale on April 10 and 11, from noon to 4 pm. Call 970-925-9042.

See full details below. Email questions to

2023 Locals Pass Details

  • There are no online pass sales; please call to purchase your pass. There are no deadlines so no need to order your pass before you are ready to order tickets using it. You may even order it in the summer!

  • The pass costs $85. One pass per person. Each pass offers the holder 10 discounted tickets. If you run out of tickets, you may purchase a Season Pass for additional discounted tickets.

  • To purchase tickets with your pass, simply call or stop by the box office and the discounts will be automatically applied to your order.

  • Discounts are as follows:
    • Sunday Aspen Festival Orchestra concerts cost $30 (regularly $90/$65/$45)
      • $40 for Final Sunday concert on August 20
    • Friday Aspen Chamber Symphony concerts cost $25 (regularly $90/$65/$45)
    • Recitals cost $20 (regularly $55-$85) 
      • $30 for the July 6 Recital: A Mozart Evening with Vladimir Feltsman (regularly $75), the August 9 Recital: Gil Shaham and Robert Spano (regularly $85), and the August 10 Recital: Pacifica Quartet and Sharon Isbin
    • Saturday Faculty Chamber Music concerts cost $15 (regularly $45)
    • Operas
      • Bel Canto costs $20 (regularly $50/$30)
      • Idomeneo starring Matthew Polenzani costs $30 (regularly $85/$50)
    • Opera Encounters in the Wheeler Opera House cost $20 (regularly $40) 
    • Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra concerts cost $15 (regularly $25)
    • Harris Concert Hall Classes cost $15 (regularly $25)
    • Dress rehearsals cost $15 (regularly $20)
    • Wind Orchestra on August 2 costs $15 (regularly $20) 
  • Tickets do not carry over to other seasons. Other terms include the following:
    • Passholders can purchase any number of tickets per concert, up to 10 over the course of the season.
    • Not valid for Special Events, Master Class, House Musics, or Benefits

Qualifying for the 2023 Locals Pass

As always, purchasers must present a state-issued ID showing full-time residency in the Roaring Fork Valley. To do this, you have two options:
  • By phone: You may send a photo of your state-issued ID verifying your local residency to after your order over the phone. Once the box office has seen your ID confirming local residency, your tickets will be sent to you or you may pick them up once the box office opens at Harris Hall in June.
  • In person: You may purchase your pass and come to the Harris Hall box office in person with your state-issued ID starting June 20. See full box office service details here. Once the box office has seen your ID confirming local residency, you may purchase tickets in person.
The following are the only zip codes permitted to access the Locals Pass. If your state-issued ID does not contain one of these zip codes, you are ineligible for a Locals Pass. Other documents including leases, utility bills, and subscriptions are not valid for proof of residency: 81611, 81612, 81615, 81656, 81654, 81621, 81628, 80693, 81623, 81601, 81602, 81642.

Other important information

  • The box office will be open by phone at 970-925-9042. Find more information on the box office days and hours HERE
  • Note: there is an $8 order fee for all orders, including online and in-person orders at the box office, which helps defray costs for box office technology and operations.
For more information, email

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO