SUMMER 2020 NOTICE: The Aspen Music Festival & School has cancelled their summer season. While this is an historic act -- the first cancelled season in the festival's history -- we are looking forward to a return in 2021.
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 more than 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.