ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL 2016 WINTER MUSIC SERIES RETURNS WITH THREE STELLAR RECITALS
The 2016 Winter Music Series features: David Finckel and Wu Han, February 2; acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang, February 11; and Curtis on Tour, showcasing the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music and featuring clarinetist Michael Rusinek, March 12
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter the Aspen Music Festival and School brings three star-studded classical music recitals to the acoustically rich Harris Concert Hall. The concerts will be presented in addition to the Festival’s curated screenings of Metropolitan Opera performances, The Met: Live in HD, at the Wheeler Opera House.
The 2016 Winter Music series kicks off Tuesday, February 2, with two of the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today, and close Aspen friends, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. The Romantic program features R. Strauss’s Cello Sonata in F major, op. 6, Grieg’s Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 36, Mendelssohn’s Song without Words for Cello and Piano, op. 109, and Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65.
Aspen alumna Sarah Chang takes the Harris Concert Hall stage, Thursday, February 11. Recognized as one of the world’s great violinists, her recital of large Romantic works includes Bartók’s Romania Folk Dances, BB 76; Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108; Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8; and Ravel’s Tzigane, rapsodie de concert. Tzigane, rapsodie de concert.
The series will wrap up on Saturday, March 12, with a visit from amazing talents from the renowned Curtis Institute of Music, including the Aizuri Quartet alongside Michael Rusinek, principal clarinet for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Curtis and Aspen faculty member. The evening features a new work for string quartet; Sibelius’ String Quartet in D minor, op. 56, “Voces intimae;” and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581.
The concerts begin at 6:30 pm in the 500-seat Harris Concert Hall (960 N. Third Street, Aspen, CO). A Winter pass for all three concerts is $120. Passes and individual tickets are available by calling 970-925-9042 or online at www.aspenmusicfestival.com.
The Aspen Music Festival and School is America’s premier music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its summer season. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. The AMFS added winter music events in 1993 upon the opening of Harris Concert Hall. More information can be found at 970-925-9042 or www.aspenmusicfestival.com. Dates for the festival’s 2016 summer season are June 30 through August 21.
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