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  • April 27, 2017 Hesperus - Devices and Divisions
    A program of intriguing Ayres, Suites, Divisions and Dances by Locke, Jenkins, Dowland and Young (including the 21st century premiere of Jenkins' trios for three trebles). Tina Chancey, 5 and 6-string pardessus de viole, trebleJohn Mark Rozendaal, viola da gambaLoren Ludwing, viola da gambaArnie Ta...
    May 4, 2017 Abendmusik - The Consorts of William White and his Contemporaries
    William White is one of the least well-known composers in Jacobean England. He is believed to be a contemporary of Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins, Ford, Coprario, etc. His fantasies are characterized by a brilliant ability to pair two instruments together in featured sections and weaving a tasteful and spir...
    May 11, 2017 Diderot String Quartet - Purely Mozart
    Join Diderot String Quartet for an afternoon of Mozartean delight! This program features selections from KV 387 and KV 575, two sunny pieces that are among Mozart's most famous and beloved quartets. Adriane Post, violinJohanna Novom, violinKyle Miller, violaPaul Dwyer, cello   ...
    May 18, 2017 Alkemie - Love to my Liking: Refrains of Desire in Gothic France
    Elena Mullins, soprano & percussionSian Ricketts, soprano & recordersTracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano & percussionDavid McCormick, vielleNiccolo Seligmann, vielle & percussionLong before iPods, these the trouvères of Northern France penned the music they wanted to hear and share. Their...
    May 25, 2017 The Lyra Consort - Rare Jewels of the French Baroque Pt. 2
    Vita Wallace, violinBeverly Au, pardessus de violeLisa Terry, basse de violewith Rosamund Morley, pardessus de violeDeborah Fox, theorbe The Lyra Consort continues its exploration of rare jewels of French baroque, highlighting the pardessus de viole in a brand new program of lyra viol solos, sonata...
    June 1, 2017 Marginalia - Le Chansonnier du Roi
    In this new program, Marginalia explores the instrumental and vocal repertoire preserved in the Chansonnier du Roi, an important source for French music of the thirteenth century. Included are songs by troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn and trouvere Gace Brulé, as well as the estampie royals and other...
    June 8, 2017 Bud Roach - The Muse's Delight
    This programme will recreate a salon presentation of late 17th- and early 18th-century English songs, as they would have been commonly heard at the time, with the singer providing his own accompaniment at the Italian virginal. Composers Henry Purcell, John Blow, John Eccles, and others published in ...
    June 15, 2017 Morrongiello & Weinman Lute Duo - Lute Duets From the Elizabethan Golden Age
    This program will consist of equal and ground & treble English Lute Duets. Many of the pieces are by some of the most important composers of the Elizabethan era. Our all gut strung Lutes will be performed upon a table, in the historical tradition of Renaissance Lute performance practice. Dr. Ch...
    June 22, 2017 Sonnambula - Musique à Trois: Works for Viols Alone
    The ladies of Sonnambula take on the three-part viol repertoire in this program to feature the unique sound of viols, alone. From the soloistic bass writing of Marais in seventeenth-century France, to offshoots in Germany and in Reformation England, we explore some of the most supreme repertoire for...
    June 29, 2017 Ryland Angel - Portraits of Mary
    New and old works focusing on the Marian theme, the love between mother and child. Ryland Angel, CountertenorBill Trafka, musical director of St. Bartholomew's Church, organ   ...

 

 

Midtown Concerts Past Events this Season

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.