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Full of Suggestion: Jeppesen’s Viola da Gamba

In the Berkshire Review in the summer of 2014, reviewer Keith Kibler wrote in a stunning even sensuous tone of a “marvelous concert.

“The viola da gamba,” he wrote, “gives the sense that around the straight narrowness of the tone, there is something else, full of suggestion. The instrument itself conjures you into listening twice—first to the actual sound, and then, almost against your will, to something else it puts into the room. The viol always seems a private confidant. I have heard Laura Jeppesen perform a great many times, and her playing on this occasion was more fluent than ever, and spoke intimate truth.”

Wow — who would not want to make the acquaintance of Ms. Jeppesen?

You can, this coming summer, as the Aston Magna Music Festival’s series of concerts allows ample opportunity for the joy of Jeppesen — and the other brilliant musicians who will appear.

Ms. Jeppesen is among the brilliant artists performing June 19-21 — a weekend of Bach — and July 3-5, in a performance of music from 17th century England, and again July 17-19, with Italian Sonatas and a new work, Aston Magna, by Nico Muhly.

Ms. Jeppesen is the wife of Aston Magna Artistic Director Daniel Stepner.

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