Reflections: A Tribute to Essential Workers
Jun 27, 2021 2PM
Benedict Music Tent, Aspen
A Free Community Event
Anderson Ranch Arts Center is proud to partner with local arts organizations to celebrate the monumental efforts of our first responders and essential workers. The arts organizations of Aspen/Snowmass will kick off summer with an extravaganza of art, music, and culture in honor of these Roaring Fork Valley heroes.
This unique collaborative event features remarks by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and a smorgasbord of entertainment including a rollicking performance by the New Orleans-based jazz band Tuba Skinny; a medley of musical theater and pop hits; heavenly classical brass works played by the American Brass Quintet; and a lively presentation of Mexican folk dance. All first responders will also receive a custom limited-edition print from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as well as a copy of the Aspen Words Literary Prize-winning book, The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich.
This event is presented free to the Valley’s pandemic heroes and the community by the Aspen Music Festival and School, Theatre Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, Aspen Film, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Institute, Aspen Words, the Pitkin County Library, and the Aspen Art Museum. As we launch into summer, we together can pause and reflect on the past year and express our collective gratitude for the contributions of our amazing locals during an unprecedented time.
Essential workers may reserve their free tickets using the access code provided by their organization. The public will be able to reserve any remaining tickets. Seating is available in both vaccinated and distanced sections.
Jun 27, 2021 2PM
While You're On Campus
The Ranch Café
Offering a wide variety of freshly-made food and beverage options during select months of the year. The Ranch Café is open to the public for lunch Monday through Friday, October 6th to December 13th from 12-1PM.
This gallery space on the Anderson Ranch campus is home to contemporary and rustic ranch architectural elements and provides the backdrop for rotating exhibitions throughout the year.