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Aspen Music Festival and School

Added by yongli on 12/02/2021 - 13:01, last changed on 01/25/2023 - 21:43
The Aspen Music Festival and School are together a prestigious summer music program that trace their roots to the music offerings at Aspen ’s Goethe Bicentennial celebration in 1949. The festival puts on a variety of concerts throughout the summer, and the school offers courses in orchestra, brass...

Elizabeth Paepcke

Added by yongli on 10/28/2021 - 13:41, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 23:39
Elizabeth Paepcke (1902–94) is best known for working with her husband, Walter , to transform the former mining town of Aspen into a cultural hub after World War II . Trained in art and design, she was perhaps most influential in getting Walter interested in the modernist styles that shaped much of...

Goethe Bicentennial

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:16, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:16
The Goethe Bicentennial Convocation and Music Festival was a three-week celebration of the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 200th birthday in 1949. Held in Aspen under a huge canvas tent designed by Eero Saarinen, the event was organized largely by Walter Paepcke and attracted some 2,000...

Herbert Bayer

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:28, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:28
Herbert Bayer (1900–85) was an artist, architect, and designer best known in Colorado for his work in Aspen during the decades after World War II . Born in Austria and trained at the Bauhaus, Bayer brought to the United States a modernist belief in simple, stripped-down design, evident in...

Hotel Jerome

Added by yongli on 09/15/2015 - 13:08, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 06:43
Built in 1889 by Jerome B. Wheeler (1841–1918), the Hotel Jerome was Aspen ’s original luxury hotel. After the 1893 silver crash destroyed the town’s economy, the hotel survived as a boardinghouse and slipped into comfortable shabbiness. When Aspen developed into a resort after World War II, the...

Walter Paepcke

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 12:59, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 19:41
Walter P. Paepcke, a Chicago businessman, was pivotal in developing Aspen into a resort known for its exceptional skiing and as a hub for intellectuals, artists, politicians, and celebrities. Paepcke’s efforts have made Aspen stand out among Colorado’s many ski towns and resorts. Born...

Wheeler Opera House

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 16:17, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
The merchant and investor Jerome B. Wheeler (1841–1918) built the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen in 1889, making it the third-largest opera house in Colorado at the time. As Aspen declined after the Panic of 1893 and the demonetization of silver, the Wheeler struggled along until arson shuttered it...

Wheeler/Stallard House

Added by yongli on 05/24/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 03/30/2019 - 01:07
The Wheeler/Stallard House is a three-story Queen Anne style residence built in 1888–89 by Jerome B. Wheeler on the west side of Aspen . Edgar and Mary Ella Stallard occupied the house from 1905 to 1945, when Walter Paepcke acquired it for use as overflow guest rooms for the Hotel Jerome , employee...
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