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Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen Public Radio Team Up For Virtual Concert Series

Aspen Public Radio is partnering with the Aspen Music Festival and School this month to air a six-part virtual concert series highlighting the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Jointly hosted by Classical Music from Aspen host Chris Mohr and Aspen Music Festival and School President Alan Fletcher, the schedule features the following hour-long performances:

Friday, August 14, 8:00-9:00 p.m.: James Ehnes violin and Andrew Armstrong piano in Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Friday, August 14, 9:00-10:00 p.m.: Alisa Weilerstein cello and Inon Barnatan piano in Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Friday, August 21, 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Behzod Abduraimov piano in music of Beethoven, Debussy and Mussorgsky 

Friday, August 21, 9:00-10:00 p.m.: Stefan Jackiw violin and Jeremy Denk piano perform Ives Sonatas 

Friday, August 28, 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Andreas Haefliger piano in Beethoven’ s “Hammerklavier” Sonata 

Friday, August 28, 9:00-10:00 p.m.: Augustin Hadelich violin and piano in music of Bach, Ysaye, Rachmaninoff, Roumain and Sarasate



Classical music reporter Chris Mohr 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. One day I turned on the local classical radio station. They were playing Vivaldi, and it was like the gates of heaven opened up to me!" Chris is also a composer, and is working on a 53-note-to-the-octave oratorio, "Melodies of the Shoreless Sea." This is his ninth summer working for Aspen Public Radio.
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