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Sanguineus und Melancholius

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Richard KolbThe title represents the two extreme psychological states from ancient Greek medical theory: Sanguineus und Melancholius. We explore the Trio Sonata genre that vividly displays both melancholic and fiery constitutions, with works from Isabella Leonarda, Georg Friederich Handel, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, and C.P.E. Bach.

Edson Scheid, violin
Isabelle Seula Lee, violin
Bálint Karosi, harpsichord/organ
Ana Kim, cello

Edson, Seula, Bálint, and Ana have first started playing together playing services at Saint Peter's Church in midtown Manhattan, where Bálint is Cantor, since 2016. They perform a wide variety of genres, repertoire ranging from Charpentier to living composers. Within the quartet, they have attended the Yale School of Music and the Juilliard School, where they have studied both Modern and Historical Performance. They perform regularly with ensembles within the NYC area including Trinity Wall Street Church, NY Baroque Incorporated, and outside of the country with groups like Les Arts Florissants, Il Pomo d'oro, and Bach Collegium Japan.

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

This concert will be livestreamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

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 currently live streamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.