Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Ernest Livingstone Memorial Concert
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba Andrea LeBlanc, baroque flute
Daniel Stepner, baroque violin Peter Sykes, harpsichord
Buxtehude: Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 1 no. 4
Handel: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 1 no. 9
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in C Minor for keyboard and violin
J.S. Bach: Excerpts from “The Musical Offering”
Formed in 1972, Aston Magna has forged an important and unique place in American cultural life.
The Aston Magna Music Festival, founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller and now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments. Aston Magna’s pioneering history includes the first American performances of the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos and the first Mozart symphonies on original instruments. Using performance techniques appropriate to the period, national styles, culture, and aesthetics of the time, Aston Magna’s accomplished musicians enrich our appreciation of the baroque era by interpreting each work as they believe the composer imagined it.