Aspen Square Daily News
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.
The 21st annual Aspen Rotary Ducky Derby returns to Rio Grande Park on Saturday, August 11. Benefitting youth, scholarship and human service programs in the Roaring Fork Valley and around the world, the Ducky Derby is one of the most popular annual summer events in Aspen. This year's grand prize duck will earn its owner $10,000 or there might even be a special Lucky Duck worth $1 million if it comes in at 1st place!