Aspen Square Daily News
Once again Aspen Square is welcoming guests this weekend for the 40th annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic - one of Aspen's most popular Labor Day events. The five-day tournament begins tomorrow, Thursday August 30, and runs through Monday, with finals in the women's and men's open championship. Games will be played in downtown parks including Wagner and Koch - both a comfortable walk from Aspen Square. For more information about the tournament visit www.motherlodevolleyball.com.
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.