The Berkshires are known for hosting many wonderful summer music series. One of these, the Aston Magna Music Festival, features music performed on period instruments.
Hailed as the country’s oldest annual festival of its kind, Aston Magna is a delightful experience for anyone who appreciates classical music in its purest form. This summer marks its 46th season with performances in seven venues throughout the Northeast, including several in nearby Great Barrington. The performances include a mix of baroque and classical music with works by Bach, LeClair, Beethoven, Mozart, and more. Performers are master musicians and experts in early music performance practice.
Each of the Great Barrington Aston Magna Music Festival concerts will be held on Saturday evenings, and will include a pre-concert talk by the Aston Magna Artistic Director and a post-concert wine and cheese reception.
June 23, 2018
Bach, Handel, Telemann and Burtzos
June 30, 2018
Dueling Violins, Genial Gambas
July 7, 2018
July 14, 2018
Beethoven; Septet, Mozart Quartet; Bernhard Romberg String Trio
These four concerts will be held at:
St. James Place
352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at door; children, ages 6-16, attend free with each paid adult ticket
July 21, 2018
Bach: The Art of the Fugue
Mahaiwe performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
Tickets: $25-$50 online ($5 online fee; $4 box office, phone or walk-up fee); children, ages 6-16, attend free with each paid adult ticket
Plan to spend the weekend wit at Staveleigh House and we can help you with dinner reservations before or after any of the concerts. It’s just one more advantage of staying with us!