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    Musicians of Aston Magna: The Baroque Violin at its Zenith

    Presented by at Congregational Church of Weston

    October 4, 2013

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    Musicians of Aston Magna: The Baroque Violin at its Zenith

    Four leading lights of the Aston Magna summer festival present music of the Baroque at its height: Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Teresa Wakim, soprano; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; and Peter Sykes, harpsichord. On the menu: a delightful Bach sonata for violin and harpsichord, one of the all-time greats (a different one at each venue), and Tartini’s famous “Devil’s Trill” sonata, which evokes the unearthly beauty...

    Four leading lights of the Aston Magna summer festival present music of the Baroque at its height: Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Teresa Wakim, soprano; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; and Peter Sykes, harpsichord. On the menu: a delightful Bach sonata for violin and harpsichord, one of the all-time greats (a different one at each venue), and Tartini’s famous “Devil’s Trill” sonata, which evokes the unearthly beauty of a dream. A rare sonata by P.H. Erlebach gives a glimpse of the generation before Bach. Soprano Teresa Wakim, with a voice that is “gorgeous, profoundly expressive” (The Plain Dealer, 2011), will bring arias by Handel inspired by Nature’s beauty, and dramatic music by Henry Purcell—love, despair (the “Plainte” from the Fairy Queen) and a magnificent, love-crazed mad song. Arias from Bach’s Wedding Cantata close the evening joyfully: love is fulfilled at last. A bountiful feast!


    Congregational Church of Weston

    130 Newton Street
    Weston, MA 02493

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    Admission Info:

    $30 general admission; $25 seniors; students with ID free


    General Day and Time Info:

    Reception follows. Convenient parking. Concert also presented Oct. 3-7 in Carlisle, Salem, Ipswich, & Cambridge.


    Phone: 617-489-2062


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