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Festival Notes - July 22, 2015


  Beginning at 9 this morning in Harris Concert Hall, you can hear some of the new works to come out of this year’s composition program. Admission is free.

  At noon today in Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen Music and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher interviews cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her husband guest conductor Rafael Payare (pie-ARE-ay) as part of the summer’s High Notes series.
There’s a free Spotlight Recital at 3 this afternoon in Harris Concert Hall featuring top student talent.
At 3:30, enjoy the rising stars of the Aspen Opera Theater Center as they present a House Music program in an elegant home. Call 970-925-9042 for tickets.
The Aspen Philharmonic performs today at 6pm in the Benedict Music Tent. George Manahan conducts an all- Russian program featuring Islamey by Balakirev, the Prokofiev 3rd Piano Concerto with this summer’s Piano Competition winner, and the Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony.
At 8:30 tonight in Harris Concert Hall, violinist Joseph Swensen and pianist Jeffrey Kahane team up for Arvo Part’s Fratres, Prokofiev’s F Minor Violin Sonata, the 1st Brahms Violin Sonata, and Gershwin’s 3 Preludes as arranged by Jascha Heifetz.