Now here's a clever idea for drumming up interest in the prestigious, 65-year-old Aspen Festival and its related training courses. Music director Robert Spano and president Alan Fletcher will talk about the bucolic retreat, its philosophy and its history. You'll be treated to a performance by distinguished alumna Dawn Upshaw, and you'll hear Spano at the keyboard in a recreation of last summer's reportedly mighty rendition of Brahms's Piano Quintet in in F minor. And beyond that, the 100-minute program is a secret, reflecting the spontaneity and surprise that any festival season can bring.
“The Complete Aspen Music Festival and School (abridged)”