Aston Magna Opens Season with a Spanish Tinge

Hector del Curto

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., and ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Aston Magna Music Festival presents Music for Forbidden Dances, showcasing tangos, chaconas, and sarabands, at Bard College on Friday, June 16 at 8pm, and at Saint James Place in Great Barrington on Saturday, June 17 at 6pm. The opening concert of Aston Magna’s 45th season includes works by Arañes, Bach, Bertali, Merula, Purcell, Corelli, Piazzolli, and Rodriquez.

Hector del Curto, bandoneon, and Frank Kelley, tenor, join the Aston Magna ensemble on Bard’s Lazslo Z. Bito ’60 Conservatory Building on Friday and at Berkshires newest performance venue, Saint James Place, on Saturday.


Pre-concert talks take place an hour before the program with Aston Magna artistic director Daniel Stepner. The Saint James Place concert is followed by a wine and cheese reception with the artists.


The Aston Magna Music Festival concerts take place on four Fridays at Bard through July 6, and on six Saturdays in the Berkshires through July 22.




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