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Aspen Music Festival and School: Summer Music Festival in Aspen Made for Classical Music Lovers

One of the oldest and most renowned classical music festivals in the world, the Aspen Music Festival and School, is known for impressive performances by world-famous soloists, hundreds of events, and it’s well-regarded school for aspiring musicians.

Each season, the eight-week Festival selects a theme that guides the programming of music to be performed during the summer’s array of concerts. The Festival organizes five orchestras, all of which perform weekly throughout the summer, with daily chamber music performances and three opera presentations during the season.

During the Aspen Music Festival’s season, more than 300 concerts, musical events and masterclasses are presented; nearly 25% of them for free. For lovers of classical music, Aspen has been their summer destination since the Festival was founded in 1949.

Performances are scattered throughout Aspen at multiple locations, including at the Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen. The most spectacular concert venue is the 2000-seat Benedict Music Tent, located in Aspen's West End neighborhood near the Aspen Center for Physics and the Aspen Institute.

Seating 500 people, the Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall is located next to the Benedict Music Tent, and provides an intimate environment and superb acoustics, used primarily for chamber music presentations.

During the summer, the Aspen Opera Theater Center presents three operas, each with multiple performances in the historic Theater, as well as weekly Opera Master Classes, one of the most popular weekly events.

The Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus, located near the hospital along Castle Creek Road, houses the Festival’s administrative buildings, practice facilities and rehearsal and performance venues as well.

For more information about the Aspen Music Festival and School, and how to purchase tickets and passes, guests can contact the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel concierge by phone at 1-866-285-7876 ext. 3515 or by email at concierge@aspensquarehotel.com. Non-guests can contact the Aspen Music Festival and School directly by calling (970) 925-3254.