American Brass Quintet
:article by Don Bauder, July 26, 2016
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein concert, July 16
, July 11, 2016
Concerts open July 9 with pianist Joyce Yang
: article by Don Bauder, June 30, 2016
$1000 Scholarships Offered
, March 14, 2016
Edgar Meyer & string ensemble
, Aug. 13, 2015Anton Nell & Azalea Quartet
, Aug. 8, 2015Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich, piano-violin concert
, August 1, 2015Scholarship Winners 2015
, July 26, 2015
John O'Conor, All-Beethoven concert, July 21, 2105
Orion Weiss & Shai Wosner piano duo
, July 13, 2015
Students of Wu Han and Finckel
, July 11, 2015$1000 scholarships offered for 2015
, March 11, 2015
Salida Aspen Concerts are administered by Salida Concerts, Inc, a Colorado non-profit.
The very first concert was held July 22, 1977. The Monarch String Quartet played to an audience of about 175 people.
The series grew out of a pilot program initiated by the Music Associates of Aspen, who envisioned an outreach program of lecture and music for small Western Slope towns.
By 1978, six concerts were scheduled with the financial support of Joe Lionelle, an executive of the U.S. Soil Company in Salida.
Salida Aspen Concerts has the longest running community partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School.
By 1980, Salida Concerts was able to assume all expenses of running the concert series.
Annual attendance over the past five years has averaged 1500 concert goers. In 2013, we reached a total of 1804 over seven concerts.