BACEWICZ : Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion
BARBER: Symphony No. 1, op. 9
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
JOHNSON/NICHOLAS HERSH: Victory Stride
The extraordinary Matthew Whitaker joins celebrated Aspen alumna and former Colorado Symphony music director Marin Alsop for the Aspen Chamber Symphony’s first concert of the season. Hear Whitaker, a unique musical voice and national sensation, in Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s first work to fuse classical and jazz.
Nicholas McGegan conductor
Randall Goosby violin
MILES WALTER: New Work (World Premiere) (2019 Druckman Prize Winner)
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
MENDELSSOHN: Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 61
Exuberance and energy take center stage in this delightful program.
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, LW H4
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141
Discover an exciting new artist in a piano tour de force and hear an enigmatic symphonic swan song in this concert conducted by AMFS Music Director Robert Spano.
JIMMY LÓPEZ: Fiesta!
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60
Beethoven no doubt consulted with this goddess directly when he wrote by far the longest, most challenging, and most sublime violin concerto ever created up to that time. Stephen Waarts, who wowed the Aspen audience with the Khachaturian Violin Concerto in 2019, takes on Beethoven’s noble and uplifting Violin Concerto.
Kerem Hasan conductor
Paul Lewis piano
Fiona Shea violin
ANDREW NORMAN: Try
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58
WEILL: Symphony No. 2
British pianist Paul Lewis will be showcased in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, a piece that was ahead of its time in depth, lyricism, and intimacy. Mendelssohn rescued it from its undeserved obscurity with a performance about 10 years after Beethoven’s death. Robert Schumann was present and reported being so spellbound that he “sat in my place without moving a muscle or even breathing."
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor
Will Liverman baritone
Jeffrey Kahane piano
G. MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer
GABRIEL KAHANE: Heirloom
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90, "Italian"
After his breakthrough performance in the Metropolitan Opera 2021 premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Will Liverman returns to Aspen. He is an artist not to miss.
The premier training ground for hundreds of the worlds' most talented young musicians, the Aspen Music Festival and School presents hundreds of events during the Festival, which runs June 30 to August 21. To learn more and for a full season calendar, including daily free events, visit aspenmusicfestival.com/events.