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.
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.
2017 Summer Festival Season
This season, audiences will be tantalized by performances under the theme "enchantment." From Ravel's opera L'enfant et les sortileges to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scherherazade, events will explore this theme through the lenses of myth, fairy tales, forbidden love, magic spells, transformation and the delights of nature. To see a full ine-up of this season's performances, visit the Aspen Music Festival and School's website.