Aston Magna presents “Humanity and Lucifer” and “The Soldier's Tale.”



Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230)

On June 25th at 7 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Aston Magna presents a double bill of Scarlatti’s “Humanity and Lucifer” and Stravinsky’s “The Soldier's Tale.”

“These two morality tales mirror each other across two centuries, representing humanity’s struggle with its demons,” says Artistic Director Daniel Stepner, who will deliver a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. “And Stravinsky’s 1918 piece has resonance for today: war, revolution, pandemic. In fact, Spanish influenza halted performances of ‘The Soldier’s Tale.’”

Soprano Kristen Watson and tenor Frank Kelley are featured in the Scarlatti piece. Kelley will also narrate and stage-direct the “The Soldier’s Tale,” performed by two actors, a dancer, and a rag-tag “village band,” comprised of Aston Magna musicians performing on period instruments.


Tickets are priced from $25-$60 and must be purchased at, or (413) 528-0100.