|| || || Aston Magna Festival, St. James's Church, Main St. (Rte. 7) and Taconic Ave., Great Barrington, MA, (800) 875-7156. This chamber-music series, under the artistic direction of Daniel Stepner, features Baroque and early Romantic music performed on period instruments. Concerts begin on Sat. at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 day of the show; call for discounts.
July 7, "Upon a summer's day . . . ." Elizabethan and Italian madrigals of the 17th century; a cappella part songs by Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Gibbons, and Byrd.
July 14, "Music of Venice and Two Bachs." J.S. Bach's cantata, Widerstehe doch der Sunde, BWV 54; J.C. Bach's lamento, Ach, dass ich Wassers genug hŠtte; works by Albinoni and Vivaldi.
July 21, "Mozart and Schubert." Trios by Mozart and Schubert; solo piano sonata by Beethoven.
July 28, "The Italian Trio Sonata." Works by Frescobaldi, Marii, Rossi, Locatelli, Castello, Colista, Stradella, Corelli.
Aug. 4, "Bach and Purcell." J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; J.S. Bach's Ich habe Genug, cantata for baritone and ensemble; highlights from Purcell's Indian Queen.