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Salida Aspen Concerts

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on June 15, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on July 22, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on July 29, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on August 5, 2017 at 7:30pm


Salida Aspen Concerts opens its 2017 season with 19th century works by Franck and Schubert, and a 20th century piece by Stravinsky.

The 41st season, featuring faculty and guest talent from Aspen Music Festival and School, begins July 8 at Salida High School Auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue. The season will continue every Saturday until the final concert August 12.

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talks start at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 at the door. Students K-12 get in free, and parents bringing a young person pay only $10.

Violinist William Hagen and pianist Orion Weiss will play Franck’s “Violin Sonata in A Major,” considered by many to be the best violin sonata ever written; Schubert’s lively “Rondo Brilliant,” and Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “Suite Italienne.”

Both Hagen and Weiss have soloed with major world orchestras. Weiss, playing with pianist Shai Wosner, in 2015 produced two of the loudest standing ovations in the history of the concerts.

The sponsor is John Diesslin. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at, which has regular updates on the season.


On July 15th, guitarist Colin Davin, a Salida favorite, will present music in the first half by Latin American composers Manuel María Ponce (Mexico), Leo Brouwer (Cuba) and Radamés Gnattali (Brazil). The second half will be devoted to European composers:  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Italy) and Antonio José (Spain). Collegiate Peaks Bank is the sponsor.


The third concert, July 22, features the Pacifica Quartet, debuting in Salida. They will play the “Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1” by Franz Joseph Haydn, considered the father of the string quartet. They will then play Beethoven’s “Quartet in F Major, Op. 135,” and the “Quartet No. 3” by Dmitri Shostakovich. Sponsorship is in the memory of Gary W. Higgins.


July 29 will feature a group of top students from Aspen, not yet been named. Sponsors are Elise Backinger and Kent Strickland.


On August 5, Joyce Yang, who has soloed with substantially all the world’s great orchestras (the New York Philharmonic more than 30 times), comes to Salida for the tenth year out of the last eleven. She will play Romantic works: lyric pieces by Edvard Grieg, preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff and etudes by Robert Schumann. High Country Bank is sponsoring this concert.


The season’s last concert, August 12, features bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and his son George, a violinist. Edgar Meyer’s most famous compositions have been premiered along with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Joshua Bell. Edgar Meyer and his family members have joined forces for several concerts. Edgar and George are expected to play Edgar’s compositions and arrangements. Cordova Law Firm LLP and Marquez & Herrick-Stare, LLC, also a law firm, are sponsors.



Further information is available online at, where tickets can be purchased.


August 5
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Salida High School Auditorium
26 Jones Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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