December 11, 2006
The Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork is inviting young artists to submit artwork for the group’s spring exhibition, iSight. The show is open to artists between the ages of 13 and 21, and working in any medium.iSight will show at the Hines Room of the Aspen Meadows Kresge Building, and opens with a public reception April 27 at 4 p.m. The theme focuses on the role of music in our culture; a curatorial statement from the Young Curators asks exhibition participants to “create their own artistic response to a specific song/composition of their choosing.”Artists should submit digital images of their work, along with their name, age, school, telephone number, e-mail address and a brief statement about their choice of song or composition, and how the work relates to the iSight theme. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23, and should be sent to the attention of Morley McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org.Submission forms and other details are available at http://www.aspenartmuseum.org/edu/programs.htm#young.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass is offering its Blind Faith Passes for sale. The pass allows general admission to all four days of the June Festival, all four days of the Labor Day Festival, or all eight days of the two festivals. A limited number of passes will be made available, and will only be sold through Dec. 31.The Blind Faith Pass for either the June Festival or the Labor Day Festival is $99; the pass for both is $149. The 2007 June Festival is set for June 21-24 at Aspen’s Rio Grande Park. The 2007 Labor Day Festival is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Snowmass Town Park, in Snowmass Village.No acts for either festival have been announced. Last year’s June Festival featured Trey Anastasio, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. Last summer’s Labor Day Festival featured Kanye West, Matisyahu and Don Henley.Blind Faith Passes are available at the Wheeler Opera House box office, in person or by calling 920-5770, or online at http://www.jazzaspen.org.
The Aspen Music Festival and School’s Winter Music series will present six concerts over the 2006-07 season, including the Aspen debuts of three artists.The series opens Jan. 31 with Aspen regular, pianist Vladimir Feltsman, performing a program of Haydn sonatas and Schumann’s “Carnaval.”Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova will make her Aspen debut Feb. 14. Winner of the gold medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition, Mullova will collaborate with harpsichordist Geneviève Soly on a program of Bach partitas and sonatas. Mullova will use gut strings and Baroque and classical bows.Pianist Alexander Kobrin, winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, makes his first Aspen appearance Feb. 23. The 26-year-old will play works by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms and Schumann.Violinist Robert McDuffie, cellist Ralph Kirschbaum, and Lawrence Dutton, violist of the Emerson String Quartet, a trio that made its debut in 2003, in Aspen, returns March 1.The series concludes March 17 with the local debut of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, performing an evening of Ravel, Szymanowski and Stravinsky with pianist Péter Nagy, winner of the Lizst Award.All Winter Music concerts are at Harris Hall. Series subscriptions and single-concert tickets are available. For tickets and further information, call 925-7042 or go to http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com.