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268 edited motomi 2 LargeThe Nymphs of the Rhine is a one of Johannes Schenck's signature compositions.
These duets for violas da gamba were published at beginning of the
18th century in Amsterdam, at a time when national styles from France,
Italy, and England began to meld together in the Low Countries. The
sounds of the two violas da gamba will transport the New Amsterdam
audience back to Old Amsterdam with mesmerizing tranquility.

Motomi Igarashi, Viola da Gamba- Barak Norman 1714
Arnie Shinri Tanimoto, Viola da Gamba-Fran├žois Danger 2015

 

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.