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The Father, the Son, and the Godfather.

House of TimeA musical exploration of an extended family of geniuses: Johann Sebastian Bach, his son C.P.E. Bach, and George Telemann, the elder Bach's friend and C.P.E.'s godfather. You'll hear sublime chamber works from J.S. Bach, Telemann's beloved Trio in G Minor for Oboe and Violin, and "Sanguineus et Melancholicus" by the younger Bach. 

Gonzalo X Ruiz, oboe
Tatiana Daubek, violin
Matt Zucker, cello
Elliot Figg, harpsichord   

House of Time, known for their “fluency and command” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "fine playing, cohesiveness and creativity" (Early Music America) is dedicated to both well-known and underperformed repertoire of the 17th through the 21st century played on period instruments. Members and guests include faculty and alumni of The Juilliard School, as well as prize-winners of major international competitions. Using the instruments and techniques of the past to express the vivid passions in the music, House of Time has moved audiences and keeps them coming back for more. Critics have declared oboist, Gonzalo X. Ruiz, “one of only a handful of truly superb baroque oboists in the world” (Alte Musik Aktuell); Tatiana Daubek, is known for her "sleekly elegant playing" (Gazettes Long Beach) and soloistic precision (Early Music America); Avi Stein, one of NYC’s finest, is described by the New York Times as “a brilliant organ soloist”.

Currently in their 7th season, House of Time is ensemble in residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. They have been presented by the Berkeley Early Music Festival, Czech Center New York, Early Music Festival: NYC, Music Before 1800, Michigan State University, San Diego and San Francisco Early Music Societies, The University Club in NYC, and the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments. Future appearances include concerts presented by Early Music Now in Milwaukee, WI and St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. House of Time is a continuous recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts grant. As a group and individuals, they continue to give free outreach concerts at Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients in New York City and may be seen giving impromptu pop up concerts in casual venues such as local cafes. House of Time is also on the roster of GEMS Live! Artists.

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

This concert will be livestreamed.

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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.