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217 Eurasia Consort 5in Tomoko Sugawara; Kugo and Gothic Harp
August Denhard; Plectrum Lute, Oud
Danny Mallon; Percussion

This program imagines what music travelers on the Silk Road might have heard between 500 and 1500 AD. It had become a conduit of silk, music, Buddhism, etc. Versions of the instruments played here – harp, lute and percussion – had originated in western Asia and traveled to eastern Asia along the road.

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.