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Sentiment and Sympathy: Music of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy and Ignatius Sancho.

The Raritan PlayersThe Raritan Players invite listeners into the salons and drawing rooms of eighteenth-century Paris and London. We present songs and keyboard music by the French composer and salon hostess Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy, whose private concerts attracted listeners and participants such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Burney, and Luigi Boccherini. And we explore songs by Ignatius Sancho, a formerly enslaved Bl‚Äčack composer of African descent whose music seems designed to stimulate interracial fellowship, and whose writings later helped ignite the British abolitionist movement.

Sonya Headlam, soprano
Rebecca Cypess, square piano

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

This concert will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom (link provided during concert).

No in-person concert will be held.

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.