Chris Mohr Returns For Another Summer Season Of Classical Music

Jun 15, 2019

Summer classical music host Chris Mohr is coming up to Aspen for his sixth summer on Aspen Public Radio. He has loved classical music since he was twelve.

“And I owe it all to radio,” Chris explains. “I grew up in a farm town east of Cleveland. Most of the music I heard growing up was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and other favorites of my parents. 

One evening, I turned on the classical radio station in Cleveland, thirty miles away. Vivaldi was pouring out of the speakers, like a light pouring down from heaven, and I sat completely entranced. ‘I have not lived until this moment,’ I said to myself.  For months I spent all my paper route money buying Vivaldi records, and listening to the classical station.”

Festival Notes

Monday-Friday, June 26 – August 16

9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Make your Aspen Music Festival plans every weekday morning with a one-minute preview of listings, musical clips and highlights from the upcoming day’s events.  

Festival Showcase

Fridays, June 28 – August 23

2:30 p.m.

Join host Chris Mohr every Friday afternoon throughout the summer for an inside peek at the summer season. This interview show focuses on the week’s concerts and performers, giving both concertgoers and listeners from home an exclusive look at the festival.

Classical Music from Aspen

Monday-Fridays, June 17 – August 23  

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy everything from popular classics to rare musical gems by obscure composers. All summer, Classical Music from Aspen invites listeners inside the Aspen Music Festival with interviews, live broadcasts and musical previews of upcoming concerts.

The program will also feature The Grand Piano on Wednesday afternoons, when Chris presents keyboard music as majestic as our mountains throughout the summer, and American Miniatures to end each show with an American-themed work, and a few words about how the Aspen Music Festival theme of “America” has inspired composers and provided audiences with flights of musical imagination.

Thanks to Judith Barnard and Michael Fain for their generous support of classical music on Aspen Public Radio.  

Comments on classical music? Please email Program Manager Daniel Costello.