Founded during the same era as Aspen's ski areas, the Aspen Music Festival and School has brought high culture to the high country for nearly seven decades. It's regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the nation -- lauded for its concerts and educational programs for young-adult musicians -- as well as one of the favored Aspen summer activities for locals and visitors alike.
The summer season runs for eight weeks and includes more than 400 classical music events attended by more than 100,000 audience members. Events include orchestral concerts, solo and chamber music performances, opera productions, masters classes, lectures and children's programming.
2019 Aspen Music Festival Summer Season
The Aspen Music Festival and School's summer season runs from June 27 through Aug. 18 with performances scheduled at Harris Concert Hall, Benedict Music Tent, and the Wheeler Opera House. This year's theme celebrates the festival's 70th anniversary. To see a full ine-up of this season's performances, visit the Aspen Music Festival and School's website.