Early bird subscriptions to Aspen Music Fesvial Winter Music Series on sale

Staff report

Passes to the Aspen Music Festival and School’s annual Winter Music Recital Series are available at a deep discount through its early bird subscription, available only through Tuesday.

The series will feature three classical music recitals by music fest alumni: rising star pianist Conrad Tao on Feb. 9, beloved violinist Simone Porter on March 2 and world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie on March 11. All three recitals take place at 6:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall.

Conrad Tao, called “a thoughtful artist and dynamic performer” by The New York Times, has performed worldwide. He has been named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a Gilmore Young Artist and has been awarded a YoungArts gold medal in music and the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Simone Porter has been called “bold,” “virtuosic” and “impassioned” by some of the top music critics in the world, and she has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Robert McDuffie, called “a musician of probing intelligence, a violinist of authority and a force of great vitality” by the San Francisco Chronicle, has performed with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and more, and Philip Glass dedicated his Second Violin Concerto, “The American Four Seasons,” to McDuffie.

Early Bird subscribers pay $125 for access to all three recitals—a $40 discount off the single-ticket prices of $55 per concert. For more information, visit http://www.aspen or call 970-925-9042.