ASTON MAGNA FESTIVAL
July 6 - Works of Mozart and Haydn. Nancy Armstrong, soprano; Peter Sykes,
July 20 - Claudio Monteverdi's madrigals of love and war. Instrumental music of
Baroque composers Salomone Rossi and Biagio Marini also be featured.
July 27 - Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Concerts en Trio." With
harpsichordist John Gibbons.
Aug. 3 - Baroque feast of Bach, Handel and Correlli. Soprano Dominique Labelle
and trumpeter Josh Cohen.
Concerts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 at door; discounts available. St. James
Episcopal Church, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. Information:
413-528-3595, 800-875-7156; www.astonmagna.org.
Each Aston Magna concert also is performed on Fridays from July 5 through Aug. 2
at 8 p.m. at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. For information and
tickets, call 845-758-7425.
BERKSHIRE CHORAL FESTIVAL
July 13 - Evening at the Opera: Excerpts from Mozart's "Idomeneo,"
Britten's "Peter Grimes" and choruses from Great Italian Operas.
Conductor Nicholas Cleobury.
July 20 - Brahms' "Schicksalslied" and Orff's "Carmina Burana."
Conductor Duain Wolfe.
July 27 - Haydn: "The Creation." Conductor J. Reilly Lewis.
Aug. 3 - Verdi: "Four Sacred Pieces"; Handel: "Zadok the
Priest"; and Mozart: "Coronation Mass." Conductor Vance George.
Aug. 10 - Brahms' "Requiem." Conductor Jane Glover.
Concerts are at 8 p.m. Pre-concerts discussions held 6:45 p.m. (free).
Tickets: $22-$32; subscriptions available. Berkshire School, Rovensky Concert
Shed, Route 41, Sheffield, Mass. Information: 413-229-1999; www.choralfest.org.
CONNECTICUT CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY
June 16 - "Guitar Summer Sizzler"
Concert starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, half-price for students.
Father's Day bonus: tickets for all fathers accompanied by family member will be
$10. Autorino Auditorium at St. Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford.
CONNECTICUT EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 14 - "Vivaldi's Venice," 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 or $24. St. Mary's
Church (Norwich), 70 Central Ave.