Aspen Winds has been enthralling audiences of all ages with their creative and innovative programming since 2011. By specializing in adventurous yet accessible repertoire, along with beloved favorites, Aspen Winds provides a refreshing new way to love chamber music. In past seasons, unconventional elements have included storytelling, costumes, and/or including guest artists, to create a unique musical experience.
As parents and educators, the members of Aspen Winds are passionate about entertaining and educating children through Musical Outreach programs, especially in underserved areas. We have been working in conjunction with the NOVA Chamber Music Concert Series for the several years, specifically performing for junior high audiences. In our concerts for elementary school age audiences, sponsored by ARTS Inc., we create a fun and engaging experience in which they are introduced to the joys of making music. Last year our theme was “The Construction Zone” where we showed our audiences how we “put together our music” both physically and musically. This year, our theme is the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and the people who built it. Other ways Aspen Winds reaches young audiences is to include works that meld favorite stories or well known fairytales to music. Some of these works include Ferdinand the Bull, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fool and his Flying Ship (a Russian fairytale). And of course Peter and the Wolf!
Aspen Winds also encourages and embraces collaboration; not only through commissioning new chamber works, but also through partnering with other amazing Utah artists to create a dynamic and exciting concert experience. Since music doesn't necessarily have to be made in a concert hall, Aspen Winds enjoys performing in every conceivable, and sometimes unusual venues; from recital halls to art galleries to unconventional spaces.
Aspen Winds musicians also perform with other organizations in the Intermountain West, including the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Orchestra at Temple Square, Boise Philharmonic, Utah Wind Symphony, Utah Baroque Ensemble, Salt Lake Choral Artists, and Utah Chamber Artists.
Past PERFORMANCES include
Utah Symphony’s “Mighty 5 Tour”
KBYU Highway 89
Excellence in the Community Concert Series
Salt Lake Chamber Music Series
Brown Bag Concerts, Salt Lake City Arts Council
Utah’s Arts Day on the Hill
Gateway Children’s Museum
School Performances in Salt Lake, Utah and Sanpete counties