Music and Dance Festivals
Aspen Music Festival and School
PAMA attendees receive a free concert pass to the Aspen Music Festival.
Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is an internationally renowned classical music
festival that presents world-class music in an intimate, small-town setting. It is also one of the world's
premier training grounds for pre-professional musicians.
Music Director David Zinman presides over the nine-week summer Festival that comprises more than 200
events, including orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, contemporary music, master classes,
lectures, and kids' programs. Concerts take place daily at the 2,050-seat Benedict Music Tent, an
acoustically superior and award-winning permanent structure that made its debut in 2000, the beautifully
restored Victorian Wheeler Opera House, the jewel-like Harris Concert Hall, and in churches and smaller
halls around town. Many events are free, lawn seating outside the tent is always free.
Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet
ASFB is a uniquely structured and multi-faceted organization, founded in 1990 by longtime Aspenite Bebe Schweppe. It not only is a nationally recognized dance company, a leader in the dance world in terms of repertoire, acquiring and commissioning work from top choreographers; but it is also one of the largest dance presenters in the country, welcoming the best in dance in both Aspen and Santa Fe. Education is a priority for the organization with schools in each of the cities. Cultural community activity is also included under the ASFB umbrella, with the popular award-winning Mexican folklore youth program, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, offered in both locations.
Check this spring for performance dates at www.aspensantafeballet.com