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Chapman_Weinman promoThis program includes lute songs by some of the most important composers of the Elizabethan era: John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Robert Jones, Philip Rosetter, and Thomas Morley. Represented here are some of the main themes that run throughout English song during this period, from celebration of spring and the country life to characters from Greek myth, and from melancholy to hidden code to the complexities of love. Matthew Weinman will play his gut strung lutes upon a table, implementing a Renaissance performance practice seldom used today.

Abigail Chapman, soprano
Matthew Weinman, Renaissance Lute

For more on the artists, please visit their respective websites:
www.mwlutemusic.com
www.abigailchapman.com

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.