Aspen Music Festival And School

Summer 2021 Updates

Join us in person July 1 - August 22, 2021.

Powered by a deep belief in the return to live music, we are planning a full summer of safe, in-person concerts and teaching. 

We are closely monitoring the public health situation and guidelines and are changing our plans as these allow, sometimes day by day. Our goal is to offer the most live music to the most music lovers that is safe at any given time. To do so will require staying flexible, waiting a little longer than usual for details and tickets, and accepting change along the way.

While we can’t yet know exactly what the summer Festival will look like, we do have some initial information to share that we hope will be helpful for your planning.

Summer Events Announcement and Calendar
Unlike previous summers, we will not be printing and mailing out a calendar. Instead, we have posted the full schedule to our website. There is also a printable PDF calendar for you to download. Both the online listings and the PDF will be updated daily. We strongly recommend you check back and consult or reprint the schedule with regularity to stay current.

We are planning for orchestral programs on Fridays and Sundays, with recitals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Conducting Academy Orchestra concerts will be presented on Mondays. In addition there will be opera master classes and presentations, special events, free student recitals, pre-concert lectures, and more. 

Ticketing, Seating, and Passes Information
This is the most changeable aspect of our summer events. In order to offer the best ticketing plan and protocols, we will put tickets on sale much closer to summer than usual. We will announce our working capacities and ticket and pass protocols in early May. Due to changing public health guidelines, venue capacity and distancing requirements may change after that or throughout the summer. We will update the website and use email to communicate with you about these changes.

The grounds will have a perimeter to manage capacity, and seating on the Karetsky Music Lawn will be reserved and distanced. More information on Lawn protocols will be forthcoming.

Tickets On Sale
We are currently planning to put summer Festival tickets on sale Monday, May 17. Tickets will be available for all of our constituencies who love and support the Festival in many ways. If venue capacity and/or distancing requirements change after May 17, additional seats may be opened for all to purchase. This may affect distance between patrons and seating assignments.

Sold out events will be noted on the online events calendar. There may be opportunity to view events digitally; stay tuned for details. 

If you have questions about ticketing or communications, please email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

We look forward to being together again around music. Meanwhile, stay safe and stay in touch.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO