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346 East of the RiverA brand new program by esteemed ensemble East of the River, featuring "Recorder virtuosi" (NY Times) Duo Nina Stern and Daphna Mor together with percussionist/drummers Shane Shanahan (The Silk Road Ensemble) and John Hadfield (recently featured in Modern Drummer). Based on a program origianlly created for New York’s concert series “Music Before 1800,” the repertory spans centuries, from 12th century Armenian chants to original 21st century improvisations with special emphasis on rhythm, highlighting Shanahan and Hadfield's cross-cultural styles and thrilling technique.

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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. Together they create the unique blend that is East of the River.

A brand new program by esteeemed ensemble East of the River, featuring "Recorder virtuosi" (NY Times) Duo Nina Stern and Daphna Mor together with percussionist/drummers Shane Shanahan (The Silk Road Ensemble) and John Hadfield (recently featured in Modern Drummer). Based on a program origianlly created for New York’s concert series “Music Before 1800,” the repertory spans centuries, from 12th century Armenian chants to original 21st century improvisations with special emphasis on rhythm, highlighting Shanahan and Hadfield's cross-cultural styles and thrilling technique.

Daphna Mor and Nina Stern, recorders, ney, and chalumeau
John Hadfield and Shane Shanahan, frame drums and 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.