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The Heart of Sensibility

Arnie and friends webThe Galant style was all the rage in 18th-century London, attracting musicians from all over the continent. One of the epicenters of this musical craze was the Bach-Abel series headed by its namesakes, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel. This program will feature works by the famed Hanoverian duo. 

Jeremy Rhizor ~ violin 
David Dickey ~ oboe 
Arnie Tanimoto ~ viola da gamba 
Sarah Stone ~ cello 
Marc Bellassai ~ harpsichord 

Gold medalist of the 7th International Bach-Abel Competition, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home on the viola da gamba and baroque cello. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist” he has performed and recorded with Barthold Kuijken, the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, and the Smithsonian Consort of Viols. As a teacher, he serves on faculty at the Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy as well as maintaining a private studio. He holds degrees and certificates from Oberlin Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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

In person at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St, New York City

Check back here for live stream details. You can watch it on your computer in any of three places by clicking on the name you wish: our websiteYouTube or Facebook.


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 in person at the Church of the Transfiguration, New York City, AND live streamed.