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274 Concordian DawnThe music found in Guillaume de Machaut's seminal lyric narrative, "Le Rem├Ęde de Fortune" (fourteenth century) exhibits a range of style drawing from traditions of both the ars antiqua and the ars nova. Machaut's didactic text and beautiful music tell the age-old story of a lover struggling for respite from his lovesick disposition.

Nicholas Tamagna, counter tenor
Christopher Preston Thompson, tenor and Medieval harp
Jonathan Woody, baritone
Guest artist: Sarah Hawkey, soprano

 

Concordian Dawn specializes in Medieval vocal repertoire. Drawing on primary source material and focusing on socio-philosophical similarities between texts from centuries ago and the mindset of modern society, Concordian Dawn produces a musical experience accessible to contemporary audiences, relating the human condition of the past to the familiar experiences of the present.

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.