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Aston Magna Music Festival Concert 1: C.P.E Bach’s 300th Birthday Celebration and J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering

A Season of Romance, War, and Other Human Follies

Friday, June 20, 2014

[Aston Magna Music Festival Concert 1: C.P.E Bach’s 300th Birthday Celebration and J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering] Daniel Stepner
Daniel Stepner
Aston Magna presents a tribute to father-son composers in C.P.E Bach’s 300th Birthday Celebration and J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering. Stepner will lead C.P.E. Bach’s Quartet for flute, viola and keyboard; Fantasia for harpsichord and violin, and Sonata for bass recorder, viola, and continuo. The evening peaks with J.S. Bach’s timeless composition, A Musical Offering. The ensemble: Daniel Stepner, violin; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Peter Sykes, fortepiano; Christopher Krueger, baroque flute and recorder; and Anne Black, viola and violin.

The series continues on the following days:

On Friday, June 27, Winds of Romanticism offers Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, Crusell’s Divertimento for oboe and strings, and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13.

On Friday, July 4, Stepner offers a collection of seldom heard vocal and instrumental works under the title Music from a Turbulent 17th Century England: Galliards, laments and sonatas before and after the English Civil War. 

On Friday, July 11, Vice Squad: Baroque Skirmishes with Alcohol, Tobacco, Coffee, and Love will illustrate the temptations and delights of “vices” in their various forms. Stepner leads an instrumental ensemble with Teresa Wakim, soprano; Frank Kelley,

The Aston Magna Festival at Bard concludes on Friday, July 18, with Italian Trio Sonatas and a new work “Aston Magna,” by Nico Muhly.



For more information, call 845-758-7900, or e-mail edavis@bard.edu.

Location: Olin Hall