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Fond Farewells.

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Marc Bellassai webMarc Bellassai ~ harpsichord

Who hasn't had to say a farewell or two in these last few years? Harpsichordist Marc Bellassai looks at the lighter side of all that leave-taking. From saying a pious "goodnight" to the sun before Evensong, and a "goodbye to all that" military honour...to warning your hautboy-playing brother about the dangers of Swedish Beer.

Marc Bellassai has studied harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and, as a Fulbright IIE scholar from 1994–6, at the Civica Scuola di Musica and Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy. His interests include early keyboard performance practice, basso continuo, organology, art history, theatre, and the music and literature of the Italian seicento/settecento. He performs with many period instrument ensembles including The Academy of Sacred Drama (New York City), Mountainside Baroque (Cumberland, Maryland), Capitol Early Music, and the Midtown Concerts series (New York City). He is also an art lecturer in various local museums with Wandering Docents LLC. He currently teaches harpsichord and art history, and directs the early music ensemble at Towson University.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.