Aston Magna Festival Concerts
The nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments, presents four concerts from their 2019 program, “Music of Three Centuries,” this summer at the Slosberg Music Center.
Concerts take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. (preconcert talk with artistic director Daniel Stepner at 6:15 p.m.) from June 27 through July 25.
June 27, 2019Castello, Caldara, Purcell, Telemann, Richter, Mozart and Haydn
with Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; and Jacques Lee Wood, cello.
July 11, 2019Music from Holland, Italy, England, and Spain by Caccini, Frescobaldi, Marin, Arañes and others
with Dr. Richard Savino, director, 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; and Ryland Angel, tenor.
July 18, 2019The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids, Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas
with 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; and David McFerrin, baritone.
July 25, 2019Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Non sa che sia dolore, Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue, and Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
with Dominique Labelle, soprano; 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; and Peter Sykes, harpsichord.