Aspen Square Daily News
What a great 24 hours we've had in Aspen! Yesterday afternoon we ran out to cheer on the winner of the Queen Stage - Colorado's own Tom Danielson. Just moments later, the peloton streamed by, hot on his heels. Today we were treated to the site of the entire race group warming up by making three passes past Aspen Square before they headed back up Independence Pass on the way to Beaver Creek. It was truly an only-at-Aspen Square moment! Today's image is of the race group massing at the starting line on Main Street.
The eight weeks of the Aspen Music Festival have flown by, and this weekend's concerts are the final programs of the season. Tonight the highly-regarded British pianist Stephen Hough performs Liszt's Piano Concerto #1 with the Aspen Chamber Symphony. He returns Saturday night to perform a piano recital in Harris Hall. The Aspen Festival Orchestra brings the season to a close on Sunday at 4pm, with a performance of Mahler's monumental Symphony No.8, often called the Symphony of a Thousand. It will be a fitting close to a great season of music.
The Aspen Science Festival is presenting a Science Street Fair in Paepcke Park in downtown Aspen on August 12. The free, all-day Science Festival and Street Fair takes place from 9am to 4pm and will feature a non-stop program of stage presentations, including appearances by Dr. Kaboom and Mr. Freeze, interactive exhibits, experiments, and games for kids of all ages, designed to inform, entertain, and inspire. The Festival is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Aspen Center for Physics. For details, visit www.aspensciencecenter.org.