2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and host Chris Mohr will be celebrating his music this summer weekdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio starting on Monday, June 22.
To mark the milestone, Classical Music from Aspen will feature a journey through Beethoven’s life and music. Beethoven endured deafness, illness, war, a violent alcoholic father, political turmoil, and even a major epidemic. His music is known to bring triumph, revolutionary spirit, humor, pathos, and transcendence.
Classical Music from Aspen will also highlight Aspen Music Festival musicians in conversation and past performances.
The Aspen Music Festival was one of the thousands of musical groups around the world who had to cancel or postpone their Beethoven anniversary season due to COVID-19. The Aspen Music Festival will be offering virtual events.
The afternoon airing of Fresh Air and the BBC Newshour will return Monday, August 31. Fresh Air will continue to air weekdays at 8 p.m.