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Salida Aspen Concert — Ben Pila, guitarist

Ben Pila, , classical guitar, and the Tesla Quartet will perform the season’s last concert. Juilliard-trained Benjamin Pila is the only classical guitarist chosen to be a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He has played at New York’s Lincoln Center and Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center, the Salida concert audience has not heard a solo guitarist since 1981, so this will be an unusual treat. Tesla Quartet—Ross Snyder, Xian Meng, Megan Mason, and Kimberly Patterson—was formed in 2008 at [...]

Salida Aspen Concert — Inon Barnatan, piano

The 31-year-old Israeli pianist, Inon Barnatan, is considered an expert on Schubert and his music. He performed in Salida for the first time last year and has since performed “Schubert Ascending,” a three-concert festival at New York’s Lincoln Center devoted to Schubert’s late works. His program includes Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major (The Hunt); Britten/Stevenson, Peter Grimes Fantasy from Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes”; Maurice Ravel, La Valse ; and Franz Schubert, Piano Sonata in [...]

Salida Aspen Concert — The American Brass Quintet

The American Brass Quintet has performed every year in Salida since 1978, the year after Salida Aspen Concerts began. Newsweek Magazine calls the quintet “the high priests of brass.” This quintet specializes in Renaissance and modern music and will be joined by the Oracle Brass Quintet. Performance time 7:30 p.m. at Valley Fellowship Church, 608 S. San Juan Street, Buena Vista. Pre-concert talk 6:30-7 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door or online at

www.SalidaAspenConcerts.org . For further information call 719-539-6153. Link: [...]

Salida Aspen Concert — Joyce Yang, pianist

Joyce Yang

The 24-year-old Korean whom one critic called “the most gifted young pianist of her generation,” returns to Salida Aspen Concerts for the fourth consecutive year. She has soloed with the New York Philharmonic more than ten times. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and Houston Symphony. She will solo either Brahms Klavierstucke Op. 119 or the Carl Vine Piano Sonata No. 1. Then she joins violinist David Halen, concertmaster of the St. [...]

Salida Aspen Concert — Conundrum Wind Quintet

The Conundrum Wind Quintet is made up of Aspen faculty members who occupy first chairs in bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe and horn at, respectively, Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Montreal Symphony. The program includes Anton Reicha, Quintet for Winds in E flat major; Carl Nielsen, Quintet for Winds Opus 43; Sofia Gubaidulina, flute and piano pieces; and Francis Poulenc, Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn. Performance time 7:30 p.m. at [...]

Salida Aspen Concert — Ingrid Fliter, piano and Anton Dressler

Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her second appearance at Salida Aspen Concerts. She has performed with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco, St. Louis and Dallas symphonies. She will solo and then play with Russian clarinetist Anton Dressler, who has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe. Links:

www.IngridFliter.com www.AntonDressler.com . The program includes Claude Debussy, Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano; Carl Maria von Weberk, Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano ; Frederic Chopin, two waltzes [...]

Leon Joseph Littlebird – FCRJ fundraiser

Please join us at a Fundraiser for Full Circle Restorative Justice – Featuring Exceptional Musician Leon Joseph Littlebird on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy listening to Littlebird’s Native American Flutes – Guitars – Vocals at Salida Cafe – Down by the River, 5 -7:30 p.m. Please support FCRJ by attending (Suggested Donation: $10) and enjoying our silent auction and light refreshments.

Full Circle is a non-profit organization promoting Restorative Justice locally and regionally through facilitating victim/offender conferences. [...]

Intro to the Akashic Records

Join Chris Liaguno from Boulder in an Introduction to the Akashic Records on Friday, July 16, 7-9 pm in Salida.  A brief talk will be followed by a question/answer period.

The Akashic Records can be described as the “original ‘world wide web’ of human consciousness” that we all contribute to and can access.  Knowing how to access the Akasha can help us heal, feel empowered, release fear, gain wisdom, and manifest our heart’s desire.

For more information, please call Rebecca Owens at

Accessing the Akashic Records–Level 1

Join Chris Liaguno for a 2-day workshop (July 17–9 am-5 pm; July 18–10 am-6 pm) to learn how to access the Akashic Records, (the original “world wide web” of information for human consciousness) to help us heal, feel empowered, release fear, gain wisdom, and manifest our heart’s desire.

You will learn how to intuitively access your Book of Life or the Akashic Records to discover life purposes, personal paths, karmic blocks, relationship dynamics, past lives, future probabilities, world events, and untapped resources.

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