Festival Notes - August 11, 2015
Today is Tuesday, August 11th.
Tunes and Tales, a free program for children ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult, takes place this morning at 10:30 at the Basalt Regional Library. Hear enchanting stories along with classical favorites performed by talented students.
A free Spotlight Recital takes place today at noon in the beautiful Aspen Chapel.
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard presents a master class at 1 today in Harris Concert Hall, featuring singers from the Aspen Opera Theater Center.
At 4 today in the Benedict Music Tent, the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra will offer a free concert showcasing this summer’s wind competition winner. The program includes Ravel’s evocative Rapsodie espagnole and Jonathan McPhee’s arrangement of Stravinksy’s revolutionary ballet, The Rite of Spring.
A free Music with a View recital takes place at the Aspen Art Museum today at 6.
’s tango opera Maria de Buenos Aires will be performed tonight at 7:30 in Harris Concert Hall. The surreal plot concerns María, who was born n a poor suburb of Buenos Aires. She heads to the center of the city, where she is seduced by the music of the tango and becomes a sex worker. After her death, she is condemned to a hell which is the city itself: her Shadow, now walks the city. She has returned to virginity, and gives birth to a Child María, who may be herself.