Every summer, locals and vacationers prepare to enjoy one of Aspen, Colorado’s premier performing arts attractions, the Aspen Music Festival. When you stay at The Innsbruck Aspen, Bluegreen Resorts’ luxurious and centrally located getaway, you can join in the delights of this annual celebration of the finest in orchestral and chamber music.
Spanning eight weeks at the height of the summer season, the Aspen Music Festival offers hundreds of performance events – many of them free to the public – featuring some 600 emerging classical music artists. The Aspen Music Festival and School hosts some of the most promising and accomplished talent in the field, many of whom have already achieved significant recognition as professionals. In collaboration with internationally renowned faculty and conductors, the students present programs distinguished by exceptional beauty and attention to their craft.
Guest conductors at the Aspen Music Festival have included stars such as Leonard Slatkin and James Levine. The festival’s widely acclaimed music director, Robert Spano, formerly of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, brings an innovative approach to the project.
The program for summer 2014 demonstrates the wide range of top-flight talent in a single season. Organizers of the 65th anniversary season focused on the resurgence of Romanticism in classical music, offering iconic pieces that distinguish the genre. The sweeping majesty of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and the romantic horror of contemporary composer Lowell Liebermann’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” offer an example of the breadth of compositions gathered under the Romantic umbrella at Aspen.
The 2014 season also features scheduled performances of Brahms’ magnificent First Symphony in C minor, as well as modern masterpieces by Philip Glass, John Adams, and the festival’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-in-residence, Steven Stucky. His orchestral composition “Rhapsodies,” which is scheduled for the 2014 season, received praise from The New York Times at its 2008 debut for its creative melding of instrumental leaps and striking juxtapositions.
Your Aspen vacation offers an array of exciting choices in artistic experiences during the summer and all year long.