Aston Magna Foundation
Article by Dave Read.
Aston Magna is the oldest annual summer festival in America devoted to music performed on period instruments. Under the direction of Daniel Stepner, Artistic Director, Aston Magna’s performances aim to interpret the music of the past as the composer imagined it. Aston Magna has been recognized internationally for nearly three decades for its contributions to the popularization of early music performed using historically accurate instruments and performance practices.
Aston Magna Foundation mission
The mission of the Aston Magna Foundation is to enrich the appreciation of music of the past and the understanding of the cultural, political, and social contexts in which it was composed and experienced. The goal is to reach a larger public through the use of historical instruments and practices in performances, recordings, and workshops and through innovative interdisciplinary educational programs, publications, and electronic media.
Aston Magna Foundation contact information
- Aston Magna Foundation
- P.O. Box 3167
- Danbury, CT 06813
- Phone: 203-792-4662 or 800-875-7156
- Administration: 413-499-5446
- Website: astonmagna.org