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Date Thu, 23 May 2024 7:30 pm

Abendmusik composite 10x7Dutch Inspiration in the Golden Age

"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."...

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Opera Essentia
Fri, 24 May 2024 6:00 pm

Opera Essentia Antigone web"From Hell to Antigone", a One-Hour Distillation of Handel's Admeto [1727]

This steamy love...

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TENET Vocal Artists
Sat, 1 Jun 2024 7:30 pm

J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor

TENET concludes its decade-long exploration of J. S. Bach’s oratorios...

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Midtown Concerts

Thursdays at 1:15pm; September–June

Watch Concerts Live and On-Demand Here

  • May 23 ~ Caroline Nicolas & Friends
    Gamba Rivalry. Watch online here or on YouTube  View the program  Caroline Nicolas ~ viola da gambaKevin Payne ~ luteElliot...
  • May 30 ~ The Berwick Fiddle Consort
    Money in Both Pockets: Trad Baroque from the Old and New Worlds. Watch online here or on YouTube  Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sar...
  • June 6 ~ Relic
    Autumn Rising. Watch online here or on YouTube  Aniela Eddy, Kako Miura, Natalie Rose Kress, Rebecca Nelson, Toma Iliev ~ violins...
  • June 13 ~ The Academy Players
    La Gamme. Watch online here or on YouTube  Jeremy Rhizor ~ violinArnie Tanimoto ~ viola da gambaMarc Bellassai ~ harpsichord Joi...

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  • Artist Spotlight ~ harpsichordist Geneviève Soly
    April 18, 2024 Geneviève Soly An interview between John Thiessen and harpsichordist Geneviève Soly JOHN: Later this month, virtuoso Quebecoise organist and harpsichordist Geneviève Soly will come to New York for performances at St. Malachy’s ...
    Artist Spotlight ~ The Music of "Upon Reflection"
    April 16, 2024 Upon Reflection An interview of John Thiessen with Frances White, Lisa Terry, and Larry Lipnik JOHN: In late February, I spoke with Wendy Steiner, the co-creator and director of Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images which will be ...
    Artist Spotlight ~ East of the River
    April 4, 2024 East of the River An interview of John Thiessen with Nina Stern and Daphna Mor JOHN: When I first listened to pre-mastered tracks from East of the River’s December 2021 recording Ija Mia (My Daughter), I was astonished by the beaut...
    Notes on the Scene ~ Latest Edition
    Notes on the Scene is published 2–3 times per month, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays. We include concert listings, news, video links, artist showcases and more from New York City's early music scene. Enjoy our latest newsetter, published on Apr...

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