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Burning River BaroqueA Mad, Burning Desire.

The right for women to legally appear on the English theater stage converged with early modern society’s fascination with mental illness. Mad songs consequently became quite popular, and singing them catapulted English soprano-actresses to fame as they portrayed characters who violently descended into lovesick madness on the Restoration stage.

Malina Rauschenfels, voice
Paula Maust, harpsichord (William Dowd 1980 French double harpsichord)

Burning River Baroque brings diverse communities together through vibrant musical performances that inspire engaging dialogues and meaningful social change. Their cutting-edge programs bring the vitality of Baroque music to life for contemporary audiences by demonstrating the profound connections between issues of the past and those of modern times.

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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.