A lifelong love of learning is ingrained in the Aspen Idea of enriching your mind, body & spirit. Here are some programs that take the guess work out of adding a learning experience to your vacation.
The Aspen Music Festival and School presents its Summer Season from July 2 to August 23, 2020, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with the season theme "Beethoven's Revolution." Renowned classical artists will perform throughout the summer including Renee Fleming, Gil Shaham, Daniil Trifonov, Inon Barnatan, and Alisa Weilerstein joined by Music Director Robert Spano.
Please visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com for a full list of their Summer Season.
Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, Summer Words is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas held annually in Aspen. Advanced workshops with renowned authors and teachers are an intimate place for writers to develop a manuscript, while introductory workshops invite participants to explore the craft of writing. Literary agents and editors meet one-on-one with workshop participants, while public panel discussions provide inspiration and insight for writers and readers alike. Evening events include readings, receptions, and the Aspen Words Annual Beneﬁt Dinner, featuring a special guest author.
[email protected]; 970-925-3122; www.aspenwords.org
Pre-concert talks with Jas Café artists dedicated to the history of the performing artist and the origin of the music they will perform. All talks are included with tickets to the evening's show and start 45 minutes prior.
Tickets and info at jazzaspensnowmass.org
- Orquesta Akokan - Friday, June 28th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- John Pizzarelli - Friday, July 19th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- Quiana Lynell - Saturday, July 20th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- John Cleary - Thursday, July 25th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- Shelly Berg - Saturday, August 3rd at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- Arturo Sandavol - Thursday, August 8th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen - Friday, August 9th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
- Catherine Russell - Friday, August 16th at 6:15pm prior to 7pm Show
Free for Ticket Buyers, the sessions will allow attendees to hear the artists speak about their music and insight into where it fits in the jazz pantheon. For tickets and more information: jazzaspensnowmass.org or 970-920-4996.
JAS Café Summer series line-up will have shows taking place Downstairs at The Little Nell, Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum, and at The Velvet Buck at The St Regis. Tickets can be purchased at 970.920.4996 or at jazzaspensnowmass.org.