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Festival Notes - August 14, 2015


  Today is Friday, August 14th.
Violinist Joshua Bell performs double duty tonight at 6 in the Benedict Music Tent, conducting the Aspen Chamber Symphony in works of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and playing the Mendelssohn Concerto.
This morning at 10:30 at Castle Creek I on the Bucksbaum campus, Orli Shaham returns with her free acclaimed interactive concert, Baby Got Bach, for kids ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult.
At 10 tomorrow in the Wheeler Opera House, it’s the opera scenes master class with the up and coming stars of the Aspen Opera Theater Center.
The final Music on the Mountain concert of the season will be presented tomorrow at 1 at the top of Aspen Mountain. A gondola ticket or strenuous hike required.

Janack’s The Diary of One Who Vanished will be played tomorrow on the 4:30 Chamber Music concert in Harris Hall, which also showcases this summer’s Harp Competition Winner.
The Pacifica Quartet performs works of Ligeti, Shulamit Ran, and Mendelssohn tomorrow at 8 in Harris Concert Hall.
A free Ice Cream Social is offered tomorrow at 2:30 on the David Karetsky Lawn followed at 3 by a preconcert talk by Graeme Boone in Harris Concert Hall. At 4, the Aspen Festival Orchestra conducted by David Robertson will perform Christopher Rouse’s 3rd Symphony, the Barber Violin Concerto with Simone (sih-MONE-uh) Porter, and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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