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Trading Places.

karr yangduo Tatiana Daubek 2015 600x420The harpsichord takes a vocal line in an aria by Bach. The violin is relegated to accompaniment in a keyboard sonata by the 8-year-old Mozart. in a sonata by Corelli, harpsichord and violin exchange short, pithy remarks, then grand virtuosic statements. This program is about “trading places”, each instrument venturing into creative role reversals, resulting in unexpected, intriguing effects.

Abigail Karr, violin
Yi-heng Yang, harpsichord

Released in 2017, the Karr-Yang Duo’s debut recording of works by Mendelssohn has received praise for “set[ting] a standard for performers, instruments, and recording technique.” The duo first met as students in the summer of 2000, and has since appeared in concert throughout the Northeast, performing music of the 18th and 19th centuries on a variety of instruments.

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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.