Opening Weekend: More Guest Artists in the Lineup

“Love and Lamentation” Weekend: Meet the Special Guests

The word is out: Aston Magna’s opening weekend, June 16-18, promises to bring exceptional performances from some of the finest early musicians anywhere. We’ve added more guest artists in recent weeks, and they are tuning up to lift you to the heights of musical joy.

In this weekend of Monteverdi, Marini, Marazzoli and Rossi, guest conductor Erin Headley, renowned for her talent with and scholarly knowledge of the lirone and viola da gamba, is joined by Nell Snaidas and Kristen Watson, sopranos, and our anchor members of the Aston Magna ensemble: Aston Magna Artistic Director Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Laura Jeppesen, violin/viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord.

In this concert, Erin Headley joins Dan Stepner for the pre-concert talk one hour before the performance, and at the Great Barrington event, a reception with the artists follows. Check our season schedule and get your tickets!


Nell Snaidas

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Kristen Watson

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Erin Headley