Celebrating 75 Years of Musical Magic: The Aspen Music Festival and School's Anniversary Season

Stephanie Kroll

In the heart of the breathtaking Colorado Rockies, the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) stands as a beacon of musical excellence, attracting world-class talent and enchanting audiences for an impressive 75 years. As the 2024 season approaches, the AMFS invites music enthusiasts to join in the celebration with a lineup of exclusive events showcasing exceptional performances, intimate dinners, and a nod to the organization's rich history.

SOLD OUT: The 2024 Winter Benefit with Yefim Bronfman:

Kicking off the anniversary festivities is the highly anticipated 2024 Winter Benefit, set to take place on Wednesday, March 20th, at 6:00 PM. Hosted at a private residence, this sold-out event promises an enchanting evening of music featuring the renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman. Although tickets are currently sold out, eager patrons can still join the waitlist by reaching out to Chandler Martin at [email protected] or calling 970-205-5065.

OPERA UNDER THE STARS: The 2024 Opera Benefit:

Summer brings the celestial melodies of the Opera Benefit, aptly named "Opera Under the Stars." On Tuesday, July 9th, at 6:30 PM, guests will be treated to an intimate performance of beloved opera and musical theatre favorites on the Klein Music Tent stage. This enchanting evening will be complemented by impeccable cuisine, creating a truly unforgettable experience under the starlit Aspen sky.

A FEAST OF MUSIC: AMFS at 75 and Beyond – The 2024 Season Benefit:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3rd, at 6:00 PM, as the AMFS presents "A Feast of Music: AMFS at 75 and Beyond." Hosted on the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum campus, this special evening pairs performances by talented artists with fine wines and a Colorado-sourced culinary journey presented by the iconic Hotel Jerome. The event serves as a tribute to the AMFS founders, Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, inviting attendees to reflect on the organization's rich history and celebrate its promising future.

The 2024 Artist Dinner Series:

For those seeking a more intimate experience, the AMFS offers the exclusive Artist Dinner Series. Attendees will enjoy private performances and catered dinners in the homes of Aspen's discerning hosts, providing a unique opportunity to connect with beloved AMFS guest artists. The series features an impressive lineup, including:

  1. Artist Dinner with Augustin Hadelich on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 6:00 PM.
  2. Artist Dinner with Jeremy Denk on Thursday, July 11th, at 6:00 PM.
  3. Artist Dinner with Edgar Meyer on Wednesday, July 24th, at 6:30 PM.
  4. Artist Dinner with Gil Shaham on Monday, July 29th, at 6:00 PM.
  5. Artist Dinner with Robert McDuffie on Thursday, August 8th, at 6:00 PM.


As the Aspen Music Festival and School embarks on its 75th anniversary season, music enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike are invited to join in the celebration. With a diverse array of events showcasing world-class performances and intimate gatherings, the AMFS continues to uphold its legacy of musical excellence while looking ahead to a vibrant future. Secure your spot at these unforgettable events and immerse yourself in the magic of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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