On the Lawn @ Glastonbury Abbey

Sunday, September 12

4:30 pm

Sunset at the Abbey — Live and In-Person!

This year’s “Abbey” concert fills the stage with an all-star roster of outstanding musicians, the return of Luosha Fang, and a lush classical program that will delight you. Hosted and led by ASO Music Director, Jin Kim. A very special concert!

Click & read below for complete concert information. (Click here for updates about the 2021/22 Season.)

If you’re familiar with Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, you know it’s one of the most popular works of all time. A classical “mega-hit” for good reason! How often, though, do you experience it completely?

We’re pairing it with a selection from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires — and Glastonbury Abbey’s beautiful surroundings — for an exciting, relaxing afternoon of music (yes, both!) and a fresh take on this classical “classic.” There are other additions, as well!

If you’re not familiar with The Four Seasons, this concert is your opportunity to become acquainted and fall in love!

Bartók: Selections from Forty-Four Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98 (arranged for 2 violas)
Leclair: Selections from Sonata for Two Violins in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 5
Haydn: “II. Andante” – Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:1
Balbastre: “La Bellaud”
Bach: “IV. Sarabande “ – Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007
Gershwin: “Embraceable You”; “Fascinating Rhythm”


Vivaldi: Quattro Stagioni – The Four Seasons, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
I. La primavera (Spring) in E Major, RV 269
II. L’estate (Summer) in G Minor, RV 315
III. L’autunno (Autumn) in F Major, RV 293
IV. L’inverno (Winter) in F minor, RV 297

Piazzolla: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
II. Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter)

Click here to go to the paper program

ASO Chamber Players

Soloing Principals of the prestigious ASO Chamber Players will perform this mainly-strings program.
Shannon Lee, First Violin
Yiliang Jiang, Second Violin
Zhanbo Zheng, Viola
Michal Shein, Cello
Pascale Delache-Feldman, Bass
Xiaopei Xu, Piano
Sylvia Berry, Harpsichord

Luosha Fang, violin

You might remember international celebrity artist Luosha Fang for her incredible viola performance at our 2019 Masterworks Classical or you might remember her as the guest violinist and violist for our first cancelled concerts of 2020. Luosha is an award winning “double-threat” performer on both instruments! We are excited to welcome her back for a concert that is sure to be a highlight of the summer.

The beautiful Great Lawn at Glastonbury Abbey can hold hundreds of people and includes a permanent outdoor stage for performances. There is plenty of room for distancing. ADA compliant restroom facilities will be available. Remember to bring a blanket or some chairs and a picnic!

Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull Street, Hingham 02043

As always, many thanks to the Abbots and Glastonbury Abbey community for hosting this concert. We also thank Bergsten Music, Inc. for providing our sound.

Tickets are now on sale. Take advantage of our special pricing for children, students, and their adult companions* — this is a concert to share with the next generation!

General Admission: $35
High School and College Students: $10
Children under 14: FREE
*Child/Student Companions: $25

Tickets may be purchased online through Saturday, Sept. 11 and will be sold at the gate on the day of the concert (Sunday, Sept. 12). This event will not sell out (plenty of room), so feel comfortable purchasing your tickets on concert day.

If you are a spring 2020 ticket holder who opted for a gift certificate last April, you may use it towards your purchase: enter the coupon code on the certificate at checkout. Call us at 781-331-3600 if you encounter problems or simply bring your gift certificate with you to the concert and purchase your ticket at the gate.

We almost always “luck out” on the weather but if the concert is postponed for rain, it will be rescheduled for:

Sunday, September 19 @ 4:30 pm. (Subject to change to Sat., September 18. Please check back.)

We will post an announcement if the rain date will be used, by noon on Sunday, September 12 (concert day).

This year at The Abbey will be wonderful but the need for health safety continues. Please note the following:

• Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have recently had contact with someone who is ill.
• Please come to the ASO tent before finding a spot on the lawn.
• Bring blankets or chairs to sit on and FEEL FREE TO BRING A PICNIC THIS YEAR.

Safety Measures
• Masks are REQUIRED for anyone who has not been vaccinated.
• Masks are encouraged for anyone who has recently traveled or attended large indoor gatherings.
• Please maintain a minimum 6–8 foot distance between your group and your neighbors on the lawn.
• Please be respectful of social distancing at all times, including while walking around the lawn.
• An ADA compliant portable toilet will be available if needed.

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