Renee Fleming

Elle Logan


An innovative opera program debuts at the Aspen Music Festival and School next year.  Opera stars Renee Fleming and Patrick Summers will lead Aspen Opera Theatre and VocalARTS. 


Aspen Opera Theatre and VocalARTS will offer instruction and mentoring to burgeoning singers and accompanying pianists. It will also coach them on other aspects of life as a performer, such as PR, financial planning and mental health care.


Andrew Eccles

This Sunday, July 30 at 4:00, the Aspen Festival Orchestra presents a concert featuring the very popular Theofanidis's Dreamtime Ancestors, the world premiere of Alan Fletcher's Piano Concerto, Stravinsky's Firebird, and Renee Fleming singing songs of Michael Tilson Thomas and Bjork/Hans Ek. 

For the third time this season, Aspen Public Radio's Classical Host Chris Mohr will be hosting a live broadcast of this Sunday afternoon concert. We'll also include extensive interviews with pianist Inon Barnaton, who is performing the concerto premiere, and superstar soprano Renee Fleming.

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.

Plan your day around these great Aspen Music Festival concerts -- day by day! Over 300 concerts in the course of the 2017 season -- APR host Chris Mohr helps you sort through them, every morning, complete with musical examples.

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.