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Watch in person at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St, NYC

Watch live from home here, or on YouTube or Facebook

Midtown Concerts is pleased to present a full schedule of concerts for the 2021–2022 season.

Concerts will be in-person and live streamed.

Because of COVID precautions, we are not able to admit late-comers after 1:30pm.

Please read our current COVID protocols here

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  • September 30, 2021 ~ Dan McCarthy and Friends
    Vivaldi Viola d’Amore Concerti.  To view online, click here, or view on YouTube or Facebook Vivaldi uses the unique tuning of the viola d’amore to masterfully create concerti that are elegantly virtuosic. He was known to perform on this instrument throughout his life poss...
    October 7, 2021 ~ The New Consort
    The Evaporation of Grief.  To view online, click here, or view on YouTube or Facebook Few works match the heartfelt expressions of love and grief of the Déplorations written by the great Franco-Flemish composers upon the deaths of their teachers and friends. For the 500th an...
    October 14, 2021 ~ Eurasia Consort
    Silk Road Journey to the East.  To view online, click here, or view on YouTube or Facebook Eurasia Consort presents music found along the Silk Road. During the sixth century Buddhism traveled from India to China. This journey also brought music, instruments and musicians to C...
    October 21, 2021 ~ Musica Magnorum
    Resonance: Double Reed Music from the Holy Roman Empire.  To view online, click here, or view on YouTube or Facebook Explore enigmatic and ornate double reed music by composers of the Dresden court, the wellspring of many great 18th-century German masterworks. Handel makes an...
    October 28, 2021 ~ Gavin Black
    Selections from Bach's The Art of the Fugue.  To view online, click here, or view on YouTube or Facebook Gavin Black will play a selection of movements from The Art of the Fugue, chosen to make a coherent overall arc, amounting to a bit less than half of the entire work. He w...
    November 4, 2021 ~ Hesperus
    Fêtes Galantes: Marais on Pardessus.  The five-string pardessus de viole enjoyed a repertoire of sonatas and suites borrowed from the finest composers; its resonant sound and delicate nature proving surprisingly persuasive, compensating for imagined deficiencies of range and volume. Nowhere...
    November 11, 2021 ~ Clea Galhano & Peter Sykes
    Les Goûts Réunis.  This program features different styles of early music: from the seventeenth century sonata to French and Italian baroque works.  Clea Galhano ~ recorder Peter Sykes ~ harpsichord  Clea and Peter met teaching at the SFEMS Baroque Workshop. Performing toge...
    November 18, 2021 ~ Rachel Prendergast & Nicola Canzano
    Seventeenth Century Italian Masters.  Explore the virtuosity and fantasy of these early Italian works for violin and continuo. From diminutions on Palestrina madrigals to sonatas with vivid contrasts, these works from such composers as Rognoni, Marini, and Uccellini paint a varied and colorf...
    December 2, 2021 ~ Caroline Nicolas & Kevin Payne
    Bassi in dialogo.  Bowed and plucked bass instruments come together for this program celebrating their uniquely rich musical histories. Featuring a collection of music by composers including Diego Ortiz, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Marin Marais, Domenico Gabrielli, and Antonio Vivaldi.  Caro...
    December 9, 2021 ~ Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble
    Festive Music from the German Kingdoms.  In early music, nothing says December quite like German music played on brass instruments. Even better is German music played on historic brass! The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble has been performing music from the heyday of the cornett and ...
    December 16, 2021 ~ Four Nations Ensemble
    The Haydn Brothers .  The mature works of Joseph Haydn are beloved, particularly by professional musicians who have the opportunity to perform these works. Joseph Haydn’s earlier works, prophetic of the mature genius, give extraordinary pleasure when performed and heard. The works of...
    December 23, 2021 ~ Zahra Brown & Kazuhito Hiruma with the New Amsterdam Consort
    Ballets de court.  This program features baroque dances reconstructed by Kazuhito Hiruma from the French court and theater under the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV. There are additional works newly choreographed in the baroque style, performed with the musicians of the New Amsterdam Consor...
    December 30, 2021 ~ Arnie Tanimoto and Friends
    The Heart of Sensibility.  The Galant style was all the rage in 18th-century London, attracting musicians from all over the continent. One of the epicenters of this musical craze was the Bach-Abel series headed by its namesakes, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel. This program wil...
    2022 Winter/Spring Concerts
    Full details coming soon 1/6/2022 Filament 1/13/2022 Only Sound 1/20/2022 Hollinshead-Bass 1/27/2022 Schwarz / Shin Duo (members of REBEL) 2/3/2022 The Western Wind 2/10/2022 Abend...

 

 Past Events This Season

  • September 9, 2021 ~ Bläser Band
    Classical Masters of the Winds. View the program As the artistry and skills of both players and makers of wind instruments in Europe improved during the late 18th century, composers discovered the new timbres and techniques available to them. A rich body of original and arranged Harmonie Music f...
    September 23, 2021 ~ Duo Custos
    Beasts of God and Man: Medieval Music in Celebration of the Animal Kingdom.   Watch here View the program This program features songs from the 13th and 14th centuries about various beasts, including donkeys, pythons, panthers, and a whole host of winged creatures. The songs are primar...

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

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

Concerts are in person at the Church of the Transfiguration, New York City, AND live streamed.