Aston Magna Concert Series


The 45th Aston Magna Music Festival


Since 1972, Aston Magna has forged an important and unique place in American cultural life.


Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, 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. Aston Magna’s international concert performances have included appearances at the Valtice Festival in the Czech Republic and a European tour of Handel’s oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth, at venues in Europe such as the Pamphilj Palace in Rome, where the work was first heard under Handel’s direction in 1707.

aston magna bardThe Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities is dedicated to the performance and study of 17th- and 18th-century music.

Calendar 2017

at The Olin Auditorium at Bard College


Aston Magna Concert Series The Olin Hall 30 Campus Road Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12571 845-758-7425


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