Admirerers of crossover musician Edgar Meyer and brilliant violinist Joshua Bell are in for a treat tonight. The two will be performing Meyer's own composition, the Concerto for Violin and Double Bass, with the Aspen Chamber Symphony at 6pm in the Benedict Music Tent. The terrific program also includes Barber's gently atmospheric "Knoxville Summer of 1915" and the Symphony No. 4 by Schumann. For tickets, call (970)925-9042 or visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com.
Theatre Aspen has launched this year's children's play "How I Became a Pirate." Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of pirates lands on our "beach" looking for an extra digger to join their crew. Black Braid and his mates enlist young Jessica Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Yo-ho the swashbuckling musical! Suitable for all ages, Pirate runs until August 18. For more information, call (970) 920-5770 or visit www.aspenshowtix.com.
Next Saturday, July 14, Komen Aspen presents its annual Race for the Cure. The scenic race winds from Rio Grande Park through Aspen's West End and along the Rio Grande Trail - a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning and a worthy cause to support. For more information, visit http://www.komenaspen.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/.