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2010

David Zinman music director | Alan Fletcher president and CEO Christopher Rouse, Sydney Hodkinson, Steven Stucky, and George Tsontakis composers-in-residence

MONDAY, JULY 5

6:00 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall Barber: Souvenirs, op. 28

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NIELSEN: Wind Quintet, op. 43 Sparks, Woodhams, Oien, Hannevold, Zirbel MARTINŮ: Piano Quartet No. 1, H. 287 Arado, Chiang, Mermagen, Sloan

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BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in E-flat major, op. 7, no. 2 Lin, Finckel, Wu Han FaurÉ: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 Kantor, Dunham, Adkins, Weckstrom Silver Associate Sponsor: Jane and Gerald Katcher

MONDAY, JULY 19

Week 4

6:00 Chamber Music ($46) Benedict Music Tent BÖHME: Brass Sextet in E-flat minor, op. 30 American Brass Quintet, Blair SCHUBERT: String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471 Kantor, Dunham, Adkins KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI: String Trio Kantor, Dunham, Adkins Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115 Valdepeñas 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs Rossini’s The Barber of Seville ($82; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor Garnett Bruce director The ebullient barber Figaro leads the Count and future Countess in a farcical romp about love, marriage, freedom—and shaving! ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville 8:00 Film Scoring Showcase (free) Harris Concert Hall

MONDAY, JULY 26

6:00 Chamber Music: Beth Newdome Memorial Concert ($46) Harris Concert Hall GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Signs, Games, and Messages Rosenberg BERG/REINBERT DE LEEUW: Seven Early Songs Michelle DeYoung, D. Halen debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp Asin, Allen DVOŘÁK: Piano Quintet in A major, B. 155, op. 81 Greenberg, Arado, Lilleslåtten, Adkins, Sloan

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THURSDAY, JULY 8

1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Sylvia Rosenberg violin 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra (free) Benedict Music Tent BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal, op. 5 STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919) – DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163, op. 88 Associate Sponsor: The Blitt Family 8:00 A Recital by the Takács Quartet ($46) Harris Concert Hall Alexander Kerr violin James Dunham viola MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola in G major, K. 423 BEETHOVEN: String Trio in G major, op. 9, no. 1 – BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, op. 111

12:00 High Notes (free) Christ Episcopal Church Edward Berkeley, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Alan Fletcher, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center artistic team bring the audience into the world of the Beaumarchais Opera Trilogy. 3:30 Opera House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 6:00 Aspen Concert Orchestra ($20) Benedict Music Tent Christopher Seaman conductor Adele Anthony violin DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A minor, B. 96/108, op. 53 – DELIUS: Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody ELGAR: In the South (Alassio), op. 50 Associate Sponsor: Jane and Bill Frazer Corporate support provided by Aspen Skiing Company 8:30 A Special Event with Gil Shaham violin, Lynn Harrell cello, and Akira Eguchi piano ($65) Harris Concert Hall BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, op. 99 Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 100 – Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, op. 101 Premier Sponsor: Betty and Lloyd Schermer

4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 8:00 A Recital by Ingrid Fliter piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall Anton Dressler clarinet SCHUMANN: Symphonic Etudes – CHOPIN: Waltzes SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke, op. 73 POULENC: Clarinet Sonata CHOPIN: Waltzes 9:00 String Showcase (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

TUESDAY, JULY 13

1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall David Finckel cello 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra (free) Benedict Music Tent Piano Competition Winner SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54 – BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73 Associate Sponsor: Marcia and John Donnell 8:00 Special Event: A Baroque Evening with Nicholas McGegan conductor ($65) Harris Concert Hall Not to be missed! Outstanding AMFS artists play timeless music from the height of the Baroque Era. Adele Anthony violin Herbert Greenberg violin Stephanie Jeong violin Cho-Liang Lin violin Michael Mermagen cello Gil Shaham violin Naoko Tanaka violin VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Oboes, Bassoon, Two Horns, and Violin in F major, RV 569 TELEMANN: Concerto for Three Violins in F major from Tafelmusik, Part 2 VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in D minor, RV 565, op. 3, no. 11 – CORELLI: Concerto grosso in D major, op. 6, no. 4 VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Violins in G major, RV 516 TELEMANN: Concerto for Two Horns in F major VIVALDI: Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580, op. 3, no. 10 Local business support provided by The Aspen Times

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian give a lively, engaging overview of the AMFS’s magical sixty-first season. 3:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 3:30 Chamber House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 6:00 Aspen Concert Orchestra ($20) Benedict Music Tent Case Scaglione conductor Violin Competition Winner VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 Associate Sponsor: Marion and Don Weiss 8:30 Beethoven Marathon: A Recital by David Finckel cello and Wu Han piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall This husband-and-wife duo bring the Beethoven sonata cycle to life. Concert runs until 11:15 pm. BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in F major, op. 5, no. 1 Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 5, no. 2 – Cello Sonata in A major, op. 69 Cello Sonata in C major, op. 102, no. 1 Cello Sonata in D major, op. 102, no. 2 Gold Premier Sponsor: Sarah and Martin Flug

THURSDAY, JULY 15

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Wu Han 10:30 Tunes and Tales Storytime (free, for ages 4–9 with an adult) Pitkin County Library 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 6:00 An Evening with Julia Fischer violin ($60) Benedict Music Tent A truly multi-dimensional musician, Julia Fischer presents a brilliant solo program. J. S. BACH: Partita No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violin in B minor, BWV 1002 Partita No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 – Partita No. 3 for Unaccompanied Violin in E major, BWV 1006 Associate Sponsor: Monique and Barry Lefkowitz Local business support provided by The Little Nell 8:00 2010 Opera Benefit: The Barber of Seville in Aspen ($1,000; $150) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor Garnett Bruce director The Beaumarchais Opera Trilogy kicks off with Rossini’s rollicking tale of the Count and Figaro as bachelors. Don’t miss this opening night benefit performance featuring dinner at the Caribou Club and a fabulous champagne reception. ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville

TUESDAY, JULY 20

12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano 5:30 Family Concert (free, for ages 6 and over with an adult) Benedict Music Tent Wind/Harp Competition Winner The whole family will be thrilled by this concert featuring Britten’s quintessential The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and more. Silver Associate Sponsor: Elle and Phil Winn Sponsored by Alpine Bank of Aspen 5:30 Peanut Butter & Jam Session (free, for ages 6 and under with an adult) Harris Concert Hall 7:00 Opera Aria Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House James Conlon 8:30 A Recital by Ann Schein piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall SCHUMANN: Davidsbündlertanze, op. 6 – CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, op. 28

TUESDAY, JULY 27

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium Robert McDuffie joins Alan Fletcher to discuss Glass’s new Violin Concerto No. 2, “American Four Seasons,” before its July 22 U.S. premiere. 3:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 6:00 Aspen Concert Orchestra ($20) Benedict Music Tent Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Jason Issokson violin BERG: Violin Concerto – SORO: Danza fantástica MEJÍA: Pequeña suite CELSO GARRIDO-LECCA: Retablos sinfónicos Platinum Premier Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass 8:30 A String Showcase Recital ($46) Harris Concert Hall Asadour Santourian host

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

THURSDAY, JULY 22

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Yoheved Kaplinsky 10:30 Tunes and Tales Storytime (free, for ages 4–9 with an adult) Pitkin County Library 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 6:00 A Piano Extravaganza ($55) Benedict Music Tent Yoheved Kaplinsky piano Anton Nel piano Rita Sloan piano Virginia Weckstrom piano Program to include music by Dvořák, Mozart, and Schumann Associate Sponsor: Sam Brown and Alison Teal– Centennial Partners 8:30 A Recital by Robert McDuffie violin ($46) Harris Concert Hall PHILIP GLASS: Violin Concerto No. 2, “American Four Seasons” (U. S. Premiere) Premier Sponsor: Anne and Arny Porath

THURSDAY, JULY 29

12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Robert McDuffie violin 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra (free) Benedict Music Tent WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Soldier’s Tale – COPLAND: Appalachian Spring DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Strings, B. 52, op. 22 Associate Sponsor: Harriett and Richard E. Gold 8:30 A Recital by James Ehnes violin ($46) Harris Concert Hall Andrew Armstrong piano KREISLER: Praeludium and Allegro MOZART: Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 300c (K. 304) BARTÓK: Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85 — ELGAR: Violin Sonata in E minor, op. 82 RAVEL: Tzigane

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium Sol Gabetta and Robert Spano join Alan Fletcher to discuss the upcoming Aspen Chamber Symphony concert. 3:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 3:30 Opera House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 6:00 Aspen Concert Orchestra ($20) Benedict Music Tent Jane Glover conductor Brass/Percussion Concerto Competition Winner ERIC NATHAN: Icarus Dreamt (2010 Jacob Druckman Competition Prize Winner) – BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 Associate Sponsor: Merle C. Chambers and Hugh A. Grant 8:30 A Recital by the American Brass Quintet ($46) Harris Concert Hall SIMMES, WARD, COPERARIO/RAYMOND MASE: Three English Fancies TREVOR GURECKIS: Fixated Nights (World Premiere) ROBERT DENNIS: Il ritorno GABRIELI/RAYMOND MASE: Venetian Canzoni

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall

FRIDAY, JULY 9

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Week 6

12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Robert Lipsett violin 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra (free) Benedict Music Tent Low Strings Competition Winner HAYDN: Symphony No. 87 in A major, Hob. I/87 – MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter” Local business support provided by members of the Aspen Board of realtors 8:00 A Recital by Inon Barnatan piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, op. 31, no. 3 BRITTEN/RONALD STEVENSON: Peter Grimes Fantasy RAVEL: La valse – SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959

MONDAY, AUGUST 9

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Simone Dinnerstein piano 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen (free) Benedict Music Tent AACA Piano Competition Winner R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, op. 28 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, op. 26 – BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, “Pastoral” 8:00 A Recital by the American String Quartet ($46) Harris Concert Hall BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in G major, op. 18, no. 2 GEORGE TSONTAKIS: String Quartet No. 4, “Beneath Thy Tenderness of Heart” – DVOŘÁK: String Quartet in F major, B. 179, op. 96, “American”

Week 7

D. Halen, Aaron SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in E-flat major, D. 929, op. 100 Tanaka, Adkins, A. Perry 8:00 A Recital by Time for Three ($46) Harris Concert Hall This genre-redefining string trio plays classics with a twist in a not-to-be-missed evening.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16

FRIDAY, JULY 23

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 1:00 Harris Concert Hall Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Alisa Weilerstein cello 4:00 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra (free) Benedict Music Tent DEBUSSY/BÜSSER: Petite suite TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 – BIZET: L’arlésienne, Suite No. 1 BIZET/GUIRARD: L’arlésienne, Suite No. 2 8:00 A Recital by Alisa Weilerstein cello ($46) Harris Concert Hall This young star presents a gorgeous cello program. Premier Sponsor: Joan Fabry and Michael Klein

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Ann Schein 10:30 Tunes and Tales Storytime (free, for ages 4–9 with an adult) Pitkin County Library 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 5:00 Anderson Ranch Recital Series (free) Anderson Ranch Arts Center 8:00 A Special Event with Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano ($65) Harris Concert Hall Wind Ensemble Joaquin Valdepeñas conductor The celebrated French pianist plays the original jazz band version of Rhapsody in Blue. GERSHWIN/SCHOENFELD: ‘I Got Rhythm’ Variations – GERSHWIN/WHITEMAN: Rhapsody in Blue Gold Premier Sponsor: Kelli and Allen Questrom 8:30 String Showcase (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium Edward Berkeley, Michael Christie, John Corigliano, Alan Fletcher, and the creative team behind Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles give a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at this stunning production. 3:30 Opera House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 5:30 The Met: Live in HD Bizet’s Carmen ($25) Wheeler Opera House Get the Metropolitan Opera experience right here in Aspen. The stunning Elīna Garan˘ca stars as Bizet’s seductive gypsy in this high-definition broadcast of the Met’s 2009 production. 6:00 A Recital with Béla Fleck banjo, Zakir Hussain percussion, and Edgar Meyer bass ($55) Benedict Music Tent The brilliant Edgar Meyer is back, bringing a mindbending program with Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain. Premier Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Bass 8:30 A String Showcase Recital ($46) Harris Concert Hall Fred Child and Asadour Santourian hosts

SATURDAY, JULY 24

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel BRAHMS: Trio for Viola, Cello, and Piano in A minor, op. 114 Chiang, Mermagen, Sloan TAKEMITSU: Toward the Sea Aarons, Hoffman BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, op. 30, no. 1 Valeriy Sokolov

Rita Sloan 10:30 Tunes and Tales Storytime (free, for ages 4–9 with an adult) Pitkin County Library 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 8:30 String Showcase (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

Special Events with Renée Fleming soprano Join Renée Fleming in a special day featuring a voice master class and a screening of her 2008 Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala performance, followed by a benefit dinner. Sponsored by the AMFS and Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass. Call 970-925-9042 or see website for details.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall John O’Conor 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 6:00 An Evening with Vladimir Feltsman piano ($60) Benedict Music Tent The Russian virtuoso plays a program of masterworks. SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44 — CHOPIN: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 Ballade No. 2 in F major, op. 38 Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52 Associate Sponsor: Ellen and Irv Hockaday 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles ($50; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Aspen Concert Orchestra Michael Christie conductor Edward Berkeley director Intrigue reigns in this caper-filled, comedic operawithin-an-opera. Figaro, Susanna, the Count, and the Countess reunite in Versailles—with enough twists and turns to make everyone dizzy. JOHN CORIGLIANO: The Ghosts of Versailles 8:30 Individual Composition Studies Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 8:30 Open Door Recital, Piano Evening (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus 8:30 Guitar Recital (free) Aspen Community Church

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

SUNDAY, JULY 25

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Shelby Murphy 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent James Conlon conductor Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano SCHREKER: Nachtstück from Der Ferne Klang MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder – RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, op. 13 Platinum Premier Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass

6:00 Season Benefit: A Special Evening with Audra McDonald ($1,000; $750; $150) Harris Concert Hall Broadway star Audra McDonald is a unique force, blending a luscious, classically-trained soprano with an incomparable dramatic gift. The Grammy Award–winning singer presents an intimate evening of standards, show tunes, classic movie songs, and original pieces written just for her. A spectacular dinner on the illuminated Tent stage follows. Artist Sponsor: Toby Devan Lewis

SATURDAY, JULY 31

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Earl Carlyss violin Ann Schein piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, op. 30, no. 3 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent Jeffrey Kahane conductor and piano Bil Jackson clarinet Kevin Puts wrote this Clarinet Concerto for AMFS artist-faculty member Bil Jackson. Don’t miss its Aspen premiere! MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 – KEVIN PUTS: Clarinet Concerto BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a Premier Sponsor: Richard Edwards, in memory of Harley Baldwin

SUNDAY, JULY 18

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, op. 47, “Kreutzer” Adele Anthony, O’Conor STEPHEN HARTKE: Meanwhile Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson SCHUMANN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 63 Rosenberg, Mermagen, Nel 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs Rossini’s The Barber of Seville ($82; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor Garnett Bruce director The ebullient barber Figaro leads the Count and future Countess in a farcical romp about love, marriage, freedom—and shaving! ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville Premier Sponsor: Linda and Alan Englander 8:00 A Recital by Marina Piccinini flute and the Brasil Guitar Duo ($46) Harris Concert Hall J. S. BACH: Flute Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035 Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 – MILHAUD: Sonatina, op. 76 VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas brasileiras no. 5 PIAZZOLLA: from Suite Troileana DOUGLAS LORA: Choro pra Je JACOB DO BANDOLIM: Doce de Coco PIXINGUINHA: Um a Zero Local business support provided by Carl’s Pharmacy and Miners’ Building

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent Volunteer Sunday: Free admission to volunteers for non-profits in the Roaring Fork Valley 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Asadour Santourian 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($79) Benedict Music Tent David Zinman conductor Julia Fischer violin MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Murry Sidlin 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent Michael Stern conductor John O’Conor piano NIELSEN: Overture to Maskarade, op. 39 GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 – BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 Premier Sponsor: Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium What makes a successful music student? Alan Fletcher, Dean Joan Gordon, and a panel of AMFS artist-faculty discuss. 3:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 3:30 Opera House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 8:30 A Special Event with Sarah Chang violin and Andrew von Oeyen piano ($65) Harris Concert Hall BERG: Piano Sonata, op. 1 BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57, “Appassionata” – BRAHMS: Scherzo in C minor, WoO posth. 2, from F.A.E. Sonata FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8 Premier Sponsor: Ann Ziff

SATURDAY, JULY 17

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 12:30 Listener’s Master Class: The Romantic Tone Poem (free) Crossroads Church Tom Buesch 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Sylvia Rosenberg violin Anton Nel piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, op. 96 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent Andrey Boreyko conductor Valeriy Sokolov violin BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61 – GRIEG: Symphony in C minor Gold Premier Sponsor: Nancy and Charles Wall 8:30 Composition Master Class Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 8:30 Open Door Recital, Piano Evening (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

FRIDAY, JULY 30

SUNDAY, JULY 11

Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall TAKEMITSU: Masque Asin, Sparks JULIAN ANDERSON: Khorovod Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D major, op. 70, no. 1, “Ghost” Lin, Finckel, Wu Han Associate Sponsor: Leslie and Mac McQuown 8:00 A Recital by the Takács Quartet ($46) Harris Concert Hall Alexander Kerr violin Anton Nel piano BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 26 – Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34 Associate Sponsors: Audrey J. Walton, Nancy and Henry Lowe

Misha Dichter 10:30 Tunes and Tales Storytime (free, for ages 4–9 with an adult) Pitkin County Library 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:15 Chapel Chamber Music (free) Aspen Chapel 5:00 Anderson Ranch Recital Series (free) Anderson Ranch Arts Center 6:00 An Evening with Misha and Cipa Dichter pianos ($60) Benedict Music Tent SCHUMANN/DEBUSSY: Six studies in canon form RACHMANINOFF: Suite No. 2, op. 17 – BRAHMS: from Hungarian Dances, Books 1–4, WoO 1 RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, op. 45 Silver Associate Sponsor: Martha and David Yocum 8:00 Advanced Quartet Studies Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 8:30 String Showcase (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

SATURDAY, JULY 10

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall MICHAEL GANDOLFI: As Above Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson SCHNITTKE: Moz-Art Arado, Lilleslåtten TAKEMITSU: Air Asin GERSHWIN: An American in Paris Wu Han, Nel Associate Sponsor: Melani and Rob Walton

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 10:30 Gotta Move! (free, for ages 2–7 with an adult) Classroom 1, Castle Creek Campus 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 12:30 Listener’s Master Class: The Classical Symphony (free) Crossroads Church Tom Buesch 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Alexander Kerr violin Yoheved Kaplinsky piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, op. 30, no. 2 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent David Zinman conductor Hélène Grimaud piano HONEGGER: Pastorale d’été RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major – STEVEN STUCKY: Chamber Concerto KODÁLY: Dances of Marosszék Premier Sponsor: Elaine and Rob LeBuhn 8:30 Open Door Recital, Violin Evening (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

SUNDAY, JULY 4

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent Murry Sidlin conductor Jeffrey Siegel piano COPLAND: El salón México GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F major – DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, “From the New World” Premier Sponsor: Lisa and Will Mesdag 7:30 Fourth of July Concert (free) Benedict Music Tent Lawrence Isaacson conductor The annual free Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. A beloved tradition. Silver Associate Sponsor: Marcy and Leo Edelstein Special thanks to the City of Aspen

FRIDAY, JULY 16

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 10:30 Gotta Move! (free, for ages 2–7 with an adult) Classroom 1, Castle Creek Campus 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 12:30 Listener’s Master Class (free) Crossroads Church Graeme Boone 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Espen Lilleslåtten violin Rita Sloan piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, op. 24, “Spring” 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent Robert Spano conductor Sol Gabetta cello BUSONI: Berceuse élégiaque (Elegie No. 1), op. 42 LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor – FAURÉ: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, op. 80 STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements Premier Sponsor: Barbara Koval and Michael Solheim

12:00 High Notes (free) Paepcke Auditorium Bil Jackson, Jeffrey Kahane, and Kevin Puts discuss Puts’s new Clarinet Concerto with Alan Fletcher. 3:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 3:30 Chamber House Music ($70) Private residence to be announced 6:00 Aspen Concert Orchestra ($20) Benedict Music Tent Peter Oundjian conductor Nancy Allen harp RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead, op. 29 DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane – SCHUMANN/MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61 Silver Associate Sponsor: Steve Marcus 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro ($82; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director James Gaffigan conductor Mary Duncan director MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 8:30 A Recital by Steven Osborne piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall BEETHOVEN: Seven Bagatelles, op. 33 Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, op. 53, “Waldstein” – RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales RACHMANINOFF: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op. 42

Week 8

6:00 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall GEORGE TSONTAKIS: Gymnopedies Asin, Arbogast, Wakefield, Haas, Friend, Allen, Kantor, Adkins, Tsontakis SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C major, op. 163, D. 956 Shulman, Mermagen Associate Sponsor: Margaret M. and Doyle Hartman 8:00 A Special Event with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ($65) Benedict Music Tent Tom Mossbrucker artistic director Aspen Concert Orchestra Case Scaglione conductor The spectacular Aspen Santa Fe Ballet takes the Tent stage with repertoire featuring music of Ligeti and Rachmaninoff in Trace of You, choreographed by Helen Pickett, and piano concertos of Mozart in Mozart à 2, choreographed by Thierry Malandain. Premier Sponsor: M & W Properties: Mona Look-Mazza and Tony Mazza, Tamara and Frank Woods Additional support by Barbara and John Gold

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

SATURDAY, JULY 3

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

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MONDAY, AUGUST 2

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 10:00 Piano Master Class ($25) Harris Concert Hall Anton Nel 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 12:30 Listener’s Master Class: The Baroque Concerto (free) Crossroads Church Tom Buesch 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Herbert Greenberg violin Rita Sloan piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 12, no. 2 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($75) Benedict Music Tent Nicholas McGegan conductor Joshua Bell violin MENDELSSOHN: The Legend of the Fair Melusine Overture, op. 32 Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 – Symphony No. 5 in D major, op. 107, “Reformation” Premier Sponsor: Mary E. and Erik Giese Corporate support provided by Holland & Hart

Beaumarchais Opera Trilogy

6:00 Chamber Music ($46) Benedict Music Tent SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

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6:00 A Recital by the Percussion Ensemble ($35) Harris Concert Hall Jonathan Haas conductor TAKEMITSU: Ame no ki (Rain Tree) MANFRED MENKE: Eine kleine Tischmusik ZAPPA/JONATHAN HAAS: The Black Page — STRAVINSKY/PAUL FRUCHT: The Soldier’s Tale 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro ($82; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director James Gaffigan conductor Mary Duncan director In this richly human comedy, it’s Figaro’s time to marry Susanna. Sublime music plus merry pranks: a true love story and perhaps the perfect opera. MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492

FRIDAY, JULY 2

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 12:30 Listener’s Master Class: The Enduring Elements (free) Crossroads Church Tom Buesch 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Masao Kawasaki violin Anton Nel piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, op. 12, no. 1 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent David Zinman conductor Gil Shaham violin BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Odna Zhizn – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 Gold Premier Sponsor: Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum

8:30 String Showcase (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

TUESDAY, JULY 6

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6:00 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall roussel: Deux poèmes de Ronsard, op. 26

6:00 An Evening with the Emerson String Quartet ($60) Benedict Music Tent DVOŘÁK: from Cypresses, B. 152 String Quartet in E-flat major, B. 92, op. 51 – BARBER: Adagio from String Quartet, op. 11 SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 117 Gold Premier Sponsor: Sarah and Martin Flug

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Aspen Music Festival and School

THURSDAY, JULY 1

Robert Spano Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty American Academy of Conducting Orchestra 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 97, “Archduke” Carlyss, Adkins, Schein PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: Eight Songs for a Mad King Thomas Meglioranza Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson Silver Associate Sponsor: Mary and Patrick Scanlan 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro ($82; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley AOTC director James Gaffigan conductor Mary Duncan director In this richly human comedy, it’s Figaro’s time to marry Susanna. Sublime music plus merry pranks: a true love story and perhaps the perfect opera. MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Premier Sponsor: Noël and Tom Congdon 8:00 A Recital by Jeffrey Kahane piano ($46) Harris Concert Hall SCHUMANN: Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op. 82 Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 11 – CHOPIN: Etude No. 6 in E-flat minor from 12 Etudes, op. 10 Nocturne in E-flat major, op. 55 , no. 2 Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat major, op. 61 Mazurka in B-flat minor, op. 24, no. 4 Mazurka in C minor, op. 56, no. 3 Mazurka in C-sharp minor, op. 63, no. 3 Scherzo No. 4 in E major, op. 54

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

Nicholas Kraemer Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty American Academy of Conducting Orchestra 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, op. 120, no. 2 Valdepeñas, A. Perry SCHOENBERG: from Six Orchestral Songs, op. 8 Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, op. posth. 114, “Trout” Wang, Wyrczynski, Mermagen, Bransby, Steven Osborne 8:00 A Special Event with Sharon Isbin guitar and the Aspen Concert Orchestra ($65) Harris Concert Hall Nicholas Kraemer conductor The Grammy Award–winning guitar virtuoso presents a luminous program. TELEMANN: Overture Suite in B minor VIVALDI/PUJOL/SHARON ISBIN: Guitar Concerto in A major, RV 82 Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93 – RODRIGO: Fantasía para un gentilhombre Premier Sponsor: Susan Beckerman

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Graeme Boone 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent Leonard Slatkin conductor Joyce Yang piano CINDY MCTEE: Tempus Fugit TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23 – R. STRAUSS: Symphonia domestica, op. 53 Premier Sponsor: Jane and Larry Sherman

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Murry Sidlin 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($79) Benedict Music Tent James DePreist conductor Sarah Chang violin SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 77 – RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome Roman Festivals Gold Premier Sponsor: Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 10:30 Gotta Move! (free, for ages 2–7 with an adult) Classroom 1, Castle Creek Campus 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 12:30 Listener’s Master Class: Rhythms of the 20th Century (free) Crossroads Church Tom Buesch 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Naoko Tanaka violin Antoinette Perry piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 12, no. 3 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent David Zinman conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano SCHREKER: Chamber Symphony BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58 – THOMAS ADÈS: Overture, Waltz, and Finale from Powder Her Face SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 Local business support provided by members of the Aspen Board of realtors 8:30 Individual Composition Studies Recital (free) Harris Concert Hall 8:30 Open Door Recital, Violin Evening (free) Music Hall, Castle Creek Campus

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Asadour Santourian 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent Mark Wigglesworth conductor Stephen Hough piano BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15 – SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43 Premier Sponsor: Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall KODÁLY: Duo for Violin and Cello, op. 7 Greenberg, Shulman SYDNEY HODKINSON: Serenata Oscura (Dark Serenade): “...cinque immagini delle notti tenebrose...” Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson PETER EÖTVÖS: Sonata per sei A. Perry, Sloan, Haas Silver Associate Sponsor: Judy and Werner Neuman 6:00 An Evening with Yuja Wang piano ($60) Benedict Music Tent SKRYABIN: Selections of Preludes, Etudes. and Poems Three Pieces, op. 2 SCHUMANN: Drei Fantasiestücke, op. 111 – SCHUBERT/LISZT: from 12 Lieder by Schubert, LW A42 PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, op. 82 Premier Sponsor: Ruth and Martin Carver 8:30 A Recital by Simone Dinnerstein piano and the Aspen Concert Orchestra ($55) Harris Concert Hall Case Scaglione conductor J. S. BACH: Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 – Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

10:00 Opera Scenes Master Class ($40) Wheeler Opera House

9:30 Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 12:00 Spotlight Recital (free) Aspen Community Church 4:45 Overtures: Preconcert Chamber Music ($10, free with same day ACS ticket) Harris Concert Hall Paul Kantor violin Virginia Weckstrom piano BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 23 6:00 Aspen Chamber Symphony ($70) Benedict Music Tent Edo de Waart conductor Leila Josefowicz violin Adventurous and groundbreaking, violin star Leila Josefowicz takes on Adès’s intriguing work. GABRIELI: Canzon Primi Toni Sonata Pian’e Forte Canzon Septimi Toni THOMAS ADÈS: Concentric Paths, op. 23 (Violin Concerto) – SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 70 Premier Sponsor: Dana and Gene Powell

Edward Berkeley Aspen Opera Theater Center Artist-Faculty 4:30 Chamber Music ($46) Harris Concert Hall KENNETH HESKETH: Dei destini incrociati Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Hodkinson LOWELL LIEBERMANN: Trio No. 1 for Flute, Cello, and Piano, op. 83 Boyd, Shulman Associate Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. John Madigan 7:00 Aspen Opera Theater Center performs John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles ($50; $25 obstructed view) Wheeler Opera House Aspen Opera Theater Center Aspen Concert Orchestra Michael Christie conductor Edward Berkeley director Intrigue reigns in this caper-filled, comedic operawithin-an-opera. Figaro, Susanna, the Count, and the Countess reunite in Versailles—with enough twists and turns to make everyone dizzy. JOHN CORIGLIANO: The Ghosts of Versailles 8:00 A Recital by the American String Quartet ($46) Benedict Music Tent HAYDN: String Quartet in D major, Hob. III/79, op. 76, no. 5 BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 6, BB 119 – SCHUBERT: String Quartet in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

9:30 Aspen Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal ($15) Benedict Music Tent 3:00 Prelude: Preconcert Talk (free) Harris Concert Hall Harlow Robinson 4:00 Aspen Festival Orchestra ($74) Benedict Music Tent David Zinman conductor Isabel Bayrakdarian soprano Stephen Powell baritone The AMFS’s sixty-first season closes with this resounding concert led by Maestro Zinman. MAHLER: Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn – BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic” Platinum Premier Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass Premier Sponsor: Eva and Marc Stern

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