Aspen Music Festival hosts National Take a Stand Festival | AspenTimes.com

Aspen Music Festival hosts National Take a Stand Festival

Staff report

The Aspen Music Festival and School has partnered with other prestigious musical organizations to mount the National Take a Stand Festival, bringing young musicians from El Sistema-inspired programs across the western U.S. for a five-day camp.

The gathering will include a free concert at 6 p.m. in the Benedict Music Tent on Tuesday, June 28.

Running June 24 to 29 in Aspen, the festival marks the first regional gathering of the National Take a Stand Festivial, a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Longy School of Music of Bard College and Bard College. The students represent programs inspired by Venezuela’s revolutionary music education program that supports social change through music.

At Tuesday’s concert, students will perform works by Brahms, Sant-Saens, John Williams and Piazzolla.

Founded last year, the Take a Stand will hold another regional gathering in August at Bard College and will culminate with a national event in Los Angeles next summer.


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