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.
Inspire the Mind
The Aspen Music Festival and School presents its Summer Season from the beginning of July to the end of August. 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. (Listen Up! will only take place before select performances).
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 at various locations around downtown Aspen. Tickets can be purchased at 970.920.4996 or at jazzaspensnowmass.org.
Looking to exercise the right side of your brain and mingle with creatives? Red Brick Center for the Arts offers a variety of adult art classes year-round in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Whether you are a beginner or expert, Red Brick’s art educators offer guidance on aspects of composition, scale, tool use and color selection while leading students through the technical process of creating an artwork. In addition to classes, visitors can view works in the gallery by accomplished artists from Colorado and visit and shop with local artists working in their studios.
Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E Hallam Street, Aspen