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Classical Music From Aspen Returns This Month

Classical Music From Aspen
Classical Music From Aspen with host Chris Mohr returns this summer, with performances from the Aspen Music Festival and School, interviews, and more.

We’re excited to share that Classical Music From Aspen returns this summer with our esteemed host, Chris Mohr, starting June 21.

Chris biking
Courtesy Chris Mohr
Classical Music From Aspen host Chris Mohr in front of the Maroon Bells, another summer favorite.

This year’s Classical Music From Aspen summer programming will highlight performances from the Aspen Music Festival and School and include many musical works that were to have been featured during the 2020 season, celebrating “Beethoven’s Revolution” in recognition of the anniversary of the composer’s birth. Additionally, the school’s parallel theme, “Uncommon Women of Note,” will be featured—these special performances coincide with the centenary of the Nineteenth Amendment in America, and explore ambition, desire, and identity through the lens of those identifying as female.

Mohr, in his eighth season hosting the show, will also highlight fascinating interviews with musicians throughout the season and include new works by Black, Middle Eastern, Latin, Indigenous, and Asian composers such as William Dawson, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Hannah Kendall as a result of active research in this area by Aspen Music Festival and School.

On behalf of Aspen Public Radio, we are incredibly happy and honored to have the opportunity to once again enjoy live music from venues across the valley, and to be able to include Classical Music From Aspen in our summer schedule. Please share in the joy of classical music with us by tuning in weekdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., all summer long.

Classical Music From Aspen is made possible by the Barnard Fain Foundation.