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"SAHEL" Medieval Meets Mandinka

East of the River 2016

East of the River present a dazzling program of medieval estampies, monophonic songs, and traditional west African Mandinka kora music.

East of the River was founded by internationally renowned recorder players Nina Stern and Daphna Mor. The project explores gems of the European classical repertory together with haunting and virtuosic melodies of traditions to the East, arranged and interpreted by musicians whose backgrounds include classical, jazz and world music. www.eastoftherivermusic.com

Nina Stern and Daphna Mor, winds
Kane Mathis, kora
John Hadfield, percussion

 

 

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Location:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.