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Dancing over the Caucasus to the Sea...

ALBA ConsortA journey of Medieval and Renaissance songs and dances from Persia, over the Caucasus Mountains to Armenia and the Mediterranean, seaward to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, France, North Africa, then through Iberia, dancing to the rhythms of the Atlantic.

Margo Andrea, mezzo soprano, vielle
Carlo Valte, oud
Jason Priset, lute, baroque guitar
Rex Benincasa, percussion, psaltery, voice

ALBA Consort specializes in early music of the Mediterranean with oud, lute, vielle, voice and percussion and has performed with New York Philharmonic’s New World Initiative; at University of Chicago Presents; UC’s Oriental Institute; Early Music Now, Milwaukee; Academy of Early Music, Michigan; and for GEMS Midtown Concerts.

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

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

 

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 livestreamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.