Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

It’s All About the Acoustics: The Aspen Musical Festival

There are people who watch a street performer and love to see the music transform before their eyes. Then there are music lovers who realize that any performance could be even better given the right acoustics in a  perfectly designed, architecturally developed performance space. This brings us to the Aspen Music Festival, where the music is as beautiful as the scenery.

While students use this campus as their backyard while developing into professional musicians, every summer the festival brings phenomenal performers to a mountainous setting where music comes alive. Luckily, there are architects who realize the value of creating the right kind of music hall for the perfect performance. And the audience benefits from everyone else's hard work.

Where is your favorite place to listen to music?

Experience live orchestras in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Aspen Music Festival this August!