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Dec 23, 2020

Christmas Eve from 8 p.m. until midnight, listen for Tinsel Tales from NPR. We continue with the well-loved NPR holiday tradition of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. People from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season--some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

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

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.