Alan Fletcher, ‘Demystifying’ classical music |

Alan Fletcher, ‘Demystifying’ classical music

Staff report

Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher will tackle the question, “What Makes Classical Music Classical?” tonight at the Limelight Hotel.

The public event is the third in a four-part series “Demystifying the Arts,” presented by Aspen Skiing Co.

Fletcher will discuss the roots of classical music in Western Europe, its impact around the world and the global community within the Aspen Music Festival and School. The event will include live music with Fletcher himself on piano.

It is scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Monarch Room at the Limelight. Admission is $10 and includes one glass of wine or beer and snacks.

The series concludes Sept. 7 with Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities director Amy Kimberly, sculptor Greg Tonozzi and distiller Connie Baker on “The Mystery of Marble: How Sense of Place Directs Us Creatively.”