Tickets for the 2022 Aspen Music Festival and School season go on sale Tuesday.
The concert and soloist schedule has also been reshuffled in recent weeks and many new events have been added following the cancellation of the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra season.
Advance sales for local passes start on Monday.
The season, themed Tapestries, runs from June 30th to August 21st. It includes expected performances including the Verdi opera Falstaff with bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, the two-day Sound of Music concert event (July 25) and guest artists including pianist Matthew Whitaker (July 1 & 2), violinist Augustin Hadelich (31 July) and pianist Joyce Yang (14 August), leading to a Berliosz Requiem to close the festival (21 August).
Festival leaders last month canceled concerts for 2022 for the Aspen Philharmonic, the student-only orchestra that traditionally performs Wednesday nights at the Benedict Music Tent, citing Aspen’s lack of seasonal housing.
The Philharmoniker’s break has led to many changes and additions to the concert schedule.
The world premiere of composer Shelley Washington’s orchestral work Back, which was slated for a Philharmonic performance, will now be given its world premiere on July 10 by the Aspen Festival Orchestra. to this bill performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.
New Wednesday night concerts include a special event on July 6 featuring soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfry at Harris Concert Hall, followed by a fundraising dinner (the pair will also perform on July 3 with the Aspen Festival Orchestra to sing). On Wednesday, July 20, the pianist Martin Helmchen, who was actually supposed to be performing with the Philharmoniker, will give a solo recital instead. Other guest artists previously slated to perform with the Philharmonic have ended up elsewhere: conductor George Jackson will instead direct the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra for an “Opera Encounters” program (July 30); In 2021, Dorothy De Lay Prize-winning violinist Fiona Shea will perform with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, conducted by Karem Hasan (5 August); and soprano Raven McMillon will perform with the Aspen Chamber Symphony (19 August).
The festival also added a special concert where banjo player Béla Fleck, mandolin player Mike Marshall and bassist Edgar Meyer revisited their 1997 collaborative album Uncommon Ritual on July 30, along with concerts by Ukrainian violinist Vadim Gluzman and the Pianist William Wolfram (July 19). ), pianist Max Lando (Aug. 3) and baritone Lawrence Brownlee with pianist Myra Huang (Aug. 4).
Additional information has been updated in the full calendar on the festival website, including topics for the Science of Music series (July 18, August 1 & 8), two free family concerts (July 9 & 27).