The Music of Marin Marais: Baroque Dance and Music, June 25-27
Following a dramatic opening weekend with the music of Monteverdi, Aston Magna Music Festival continues its summer season June 25-27 with a weekend of music and Baroque dance, anchored by the world of Marin Marais. Aston Magna performs Thursday-Saturday on stages at Brandeis, Bard College and in Great Barrington, Mass.
“Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse” features Marais’ Sarabande à l’espagnole, Les Voix Humaines and Sonate à la Maresienne. With Dressing and Dancing at the Court of Louis XIV, the ensemble performs La Toilette, Fêtes et Bals, Dancing Lessons, Rituals and Intricacies; and the music of Lully: Dance Interludes, Courantes, Sarabande and Louis de La Coste’s Gigue.
Featured artists include Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Carly Fox Horton and Olsi Gjeci, dancers; Patricia Forelle, narrator.
A pre-concert talk will be delivered by Artistic Director Daniel Stepner and Patricia Forelle, who is a costume designer, lecturer and two-time nominee for the New York City Dance Awards for Outstanding Visual Design; for more history on Marais, visit our Program Notes.
Aston Magna’s opening weekend produced impressive reviews for its three days of Monteverdi music, which can be found on the Aston Magna blog.
More season performance information and tickets can be found at astonmagna.org.