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Creating a memory is more like writing a song than taking a photograph. The emotions and prior experiences that come into play when we form a memory, make things like eyewitness testimony pretty unreliable. Composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist Assal Habibi were in Aspen last week as a part of a series called “The Science of Music."

Grammy-award winning a capella group TAKE 6 performs the songs of blues-and-soul legend Ray Charles Saturday evening at the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.  

Courtesy of Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has released details on its 70th summer program. There will be more than 400 events to choose from.

An Aspen version of Monopoly gives back to community

Dec 12, 2017
Courtesy of Katherine Chapin

There is a world where an Aspen ski pass only costs $200. It exists inside Aspen Monopoly, a new version of the iconic board game that’s only being sold locally--for now.

Wheeler board adds new alternate position for 2018

Dec 10, 2017
Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The Wheeler Opera House will introduce a new member, and a new alternate, for the board in January.

Mozart's final opera, La Clemenza di Tito, was composed in a white heat of inspiration in only two weeks. Mozart died shortly thereafter at the age of 35, having composed more than a dozen operas and over 1,000 compositions altogether, starting at the age of five.

Aspen Public Radio's live broadcast of this ravishingly beautiful opera takes place Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.Our intermission feature will include interviews with director Ed Berkeley and Ian Koziara, who sings the role of the Emperor Titus.

Curated - July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017

This week on Curated, the school’s female composition students share their insights into the current landscape for women composers. The music festival’s piano technicians find the right key. Also, the president and CEO of AMFS has written a new concerto that’s getting its world premiere in Aspen this weekend.

AMFS’ piano technicians find the right key

Jul 20, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

This summer, the Aspen Music Festival and School has 169 pianos being moved from venue to venue, all of which need tuning.

Courtesy of The Juilliard School

Edward Berkeley is director of the Aspen Opera Center. He’s been with the Aspen Music Festival and School for well over three decades. He spoke with arts reporter Claire Woodcock about the Aspen Music Festival and School’s operatic production, Guiseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at The Wheeler Opera House.

Curated - July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

This week on Curated, we go behind-the-scenes of The Wheeler Opera House for the Aspen Music Festival and School’s first summer operatic production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. From the designers to the technicians, to the director and young performers, staging an opera is a collaborative effort.

Week in the Arts - July 3, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, the Wheeler Opera House’s Sunset Sessions continues with Writ Large, a spoken-word story event told in front of a live audience. That starts at 8 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts - May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

  

 

Wednesday, there is a Bow Wow Film Festival at The Wheeler Opera House. 90 minutes of award-winning films for dog lovers in the valley. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 6:30 p.m.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

Music festival announces summer lineup

Feb 1, 2017
Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced its lineup for the summer season.

 

The Aspen Institute.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the third and final night of its series in Aspen this evening at the Benedict Music Tent.

 

The group is playing in the ninth week of music events from the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS).

 

It’s the first time this decade that an event has been held after students left over the last week.

 

Representatives from AMFS said it was part of their ongoing plan to help benefit the business community and maintain activity in Aspen.

Host Chris Mohr in Conversation with opera director Ed Berkeley and pianist Joyce Yang.

  

Aspen Public Radio Host Chris Mohr with opera director Ed Berkeley and pianist Joyce Yang

    

 Puccini's La Boheme is the tragic story of bohemian artists and lovers in  turn-of-the-century Paris, robed in some of the most beautiful music ever written. At times funny, tragic and heart-opening but always melodious, no opera has caught the affection and devotion of opera lovers as universally as Puccini's La Boheme

  Every weekday now through August 19, Classical Music host Chris Mohr previews the major concerts and recitals taking place at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Today, Chris previews the Festival's opening weekend.

Courtesy, AMFS

The Aspen Music Festival and School received a large financial gift on Monday. Allison and Warren Kanders gave the institution an endowment gift of $2.5 million.

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