I have attended the Aspen Music festival on may different occasions. Most recntly, when I turned 70, my family gave me a gift to study conducting with one of the conducting teachers there. Wow… that was a unique gift for a person as crazy about music as I am.
The location in Aspen, Colorado is unique. Altitude is about 8900 Ft. Visitors enjoy the wonders of nature during the summer, when the snow does not hide it all, as is in the cas when the skiing takes place. Ride the snow lifts to see the views of summer, without skiing back down.
The Aspen Festival draws world-renowned talent. So many of today’s stars have spent many years there, People like Izhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and many more. Teachers include members of the NY Philharmonic, as well as staff from renowned music schools such as Julliard.
For this summers program, see: http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/