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Salida Aspen Concert: William Hagen and Albert Cano Smit

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $18

Don’t miss your chance to experience the Salida Aspen Concert Series event this month. On Thursday March 8 at 7:30pm in the SteamPlant Theatre, Salida Aspen Concert Series brings you William Hagen and Albert Cano Smit in Concert. Doors open at 7:00pm.

MOZART: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, K. 302 (K. 293b)
STRAVINSKY: Suite italienne
SZYMANOWSKI: Nocturne and Taranantella, op. 28

SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major, D. 760, op. 15, “Wanderer Fantasy”
KREISLER: Aucassin et Nicolette
KREISLER: Allegretto in the style of Boccherini
SARASATE: Introduction and Tarantella, op. 43

About the Musicians

William Hagen

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, William Hagen first heard the violin when he was 3 and began taking lessons at age 4 with Natalie Reed, followed by Deborah Moench. At age 10, he began studying with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he studied until the age of 17. After studying at the Juilliard School for two years with Itzhak Perlman, William returned to Los Angeles to continue studying with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory. He is currently enrolled at the Kronberg Academy in Germany, where he is a student of Christian Tetzlaff. William is an alumnus of the Verbier Academy in Switzerland, the Perlman Music Program, and the Aspen Music Festival, where he spent many summers.

The riveting 24-year-old American violinist William Hagen was the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. Already a seasoned international performer, William has been hailed as a “brilliant virtuoso…a standout” (The Dallas Morning News) with “an intellectual command of line and score, and just the right amount of power” (violinist.com). William performs on the 1735 “Sennhauser” Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

His 2017-18 season features debuts with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra (HR Sinfonieorchester) conducted by Christoph Eschenbach and the Seattle Symphony directed by Pablo Rus Broseta, and return engagements with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Matthias Pintscher and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra led by Andrew Gourlay. He performs recitals with pianist Albert Cano Smit in Chicago, Aspen, Darmstadt, and at the University of Florida.

Albert Cano Smit

21 year-old pianist Albert Cano Smit is the First Prize Winner of the 2017 Walter W Naumburg Piano Competition. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe and America, and has been praised for playing “with the maturity of some three times his age” (CBC Music), for his “dazzling technical and emotional dexterity and musicianship” (DNA) and “a superb musician has spoken” (Le Devoir).

His recital appearances have taken him to such prestigious venues as the Bozar’s Henry Le Boeuf Hall in Brussels, the Maison Symphonique in Montreal, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, ​​the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Canal in Madrid, the Palace of Festivals in Santander, the Enric Granados Auditorium in Lleida and the Espai Ter in Torroella, among others. As a soloist I have performed with the Orchester Symphonique de Montreal, the Manchester Camerata, the Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, the Nottingham Youth Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony.


Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets are available at our Box Office and online here.

About Salida Aspen Concerts

Salida Concerts, Inc. is proud to partner with the Aspen Music Festival and School to present world-class performers in the smaller, more intimate setting of Salida. Always appreciative, our enthusiastic audiences bring performers, like William Hagen, back to Salida year after year.


March 8
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $18
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220 W. Sackett Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
(719) 530-0933


Salida Aspen Concerts