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Strings For Peace

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Guitarist Sharon Isbin is well known to Aspen Music Festival and School audiences, having taught master classes and put on concerts here for decades. This past year, she has released no less than three albums. She has collaborated with other classical guitarists, as well as guitarists of almost every genre in the world. Now she performs with Indian sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan. Isbin has loved Indian classical music since disccovering it in her college days at Yale, and it was a real artistic challenge for her to play with this fast-fingered virtuoso from twelve time zones away! 

Summer classical music host Chris Mohr is coming back to Aspen. 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.