• The Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Music Festival. Photograph by Galdones Photography
    The Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Music Festival. Photograph by Galdones Photography

    Issue 5: Aspen

    There’s something to be said for listening to gorgeous music in a gorgeous setting. The Aspen Music Festival lures stars such as Yo-Yo Ma to perform classical music in sprawling concert halls, one of which was founded in 1889. The annual summer festival is available to those on every budget: Casual clothes are de rigeur at concerts, and a full 25 percent of events are completely free.