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Summer 2019

ASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER 2019

MUSIC OF THREE CENTURIES
performed on period instruments

47th Season • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays • June 27 – Aug. 8

Full Season Ticketing Calendar


June 27, July 5 & 6

The Birth of the String Quartet

Castello, Caldara, Purcell, Telemann, Richter, Mozart and Haydn

Daniel Stepner on violin

Daniel Stepner

Julie Levin, viola

Julie Leven

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Jacques Wood



Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, violins;
Jason Fisher, viola;
Jacques Lee Wood, cello

June 27: Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA @ 7 PM
July 5: Time & Space, Ltd., Hudson, NY @ 7:30 PM
July 6: Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA @ 6 PM

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each program.
Saint James Place concert followed by “Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

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July 11, 12 & 13

Music in the Age of Peter Paul Rubens

with projections of Rubens’ paintings
Music from Holland, Italy, England, and Spain
by Caccini, Frescobaldi, Marin, Arañes and others

Dr. Richard Savino, Director

Richard Savino, guitar and theorbo; Catherine Liddell, guitar and theorbo;
Daniel Stepner and Danielle Maddon, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba;
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

Jennifer Kampani, soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, tenor

Richard Savino

Jennifer Kampani

Deborah Rentz-Moore

Ryland Angel

July 11: Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA @ 7 PM

July 12: Wethersfield Garden, Amenia, NY @ 7:30 PM*
July 13: Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA @ 6 PM

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each program.
Saint James Place concert followed by “Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

*Ticket includes guided garden tour

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July 18, 19 & 20

The World of Henry Purcell

The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids,
Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas

 Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Julie Leven, baroque violin
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

Kristen Watson, soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano
Jason McStoots, tenor; David McFerrin, baritone

Kristen Watson

Kristen Watson

Deborah Rentz-Moore

Jason McStoots

David McFerrin


July 18:  Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA @ 7 PM
July 19: Time & Space, Ltd., Hudson, NY @ 7:30 PM
July 20: Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA @ 6 PM

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each program.
Saint James Place concert followed by “Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

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July 25, 26 & 27

Bach, Pachelbel, and Villa Lobos

J.S. Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049
Cantata for Soprano: “Non sa che sia dolore,” BWV 209
Vivaldi’s Concert for sopranino recorder in A Minor

Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue
Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

with Kristen Watson, soprano

(Soprano Dominique Labelle is unable to appear as scheduled)

Daniel Stepner, Edson Scheid and Danielle Maddon, baroque violins;
Christopher Krueger, baroque flute and recorder; Aldo Abreu, recorder;
Laura Jeppesen, baroque viola; 
Loretta O’Sullivan, baroque cello;
Andrew Arceci, violone; Peter Sykes, harpsichord

 

Kristen Watson, soprano


July 25: Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA @ 7 PM

July 26: Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY @ 7:30 PM
July 27: Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA @ 6 PM

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each program.
Saint James Place events are followed by “Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

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August 1, 2 & 3

Schubert and Beethoven

Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin”
Beethoven Horn Sonata Op. 17
Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom”

Frank Kelley, tenor; Joshua Rifkin, fortepiano; Todd Williams, natural horn 

Frank Kelly

Joshua Rifkin

Todd Williams


Aug. 1: Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA @ 7 PM
Aug. 2: Hudson Area Library, Hudson, NY @ 7:30 PM
Aug. 3: Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA @ 6 PM

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each program.
Saint James Place events are followed by “Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

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August 8

Season Finale
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA, 6 p.m.

Bouquet of Baroque Concertos

J.S. Bach
Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, BWV 1046

Vivaldi
Concerto for Four Violins
Concerto for viola d’amore in D Minor
Van Wassenaer Concerto Armonico
Zelenka “Hypocondrie”


Daniel Stepner, Edson Scheid, Julie Leven, Jane Starkman, Lena Wong, Jane Starkman and Asako Takeuchi, baroque violins;
Anne Black, Laura Jeppesen and Marcus Thompson, baroque violas; Andrew Arceci, violone; Sarah Freiberg, cello; Todd Williams and John Manganaro, natural horns; Stephen Hammer, Priscilla Herreid and Fiona Last, baroque oboes; Andrew Schwartz, baroque bassoon; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program
Mahaiwe concert is followed by a ‘Meet the Artists” wine and cheese reception.

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All Concert Tickets (except Mahaiwe)  $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
Mahaiwe Tickets $25-50, reserved seating

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