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In the Shadows of Beethoven

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This program sheds light on the works of unjustly overshadowed Classical-era composers paired with a composition by one of their more renowned contemporaries. The concert will include an introduction on the multi-layered connections between Pleyel, Beethoven, and Reicha who all spent their early careers in Austria — Pleyel as a protegé of Haydn and Beethoven and Reicha as students in Vienna.

Majka Demcak ~ violin and viola
Aniela Eddy ~ violin and viola
Natalie Rose Kress ~ violin and viola
Cullen O’Neil ~ cello

Acclaimed for their spirited, engaging, and highly original performances, New York City-based Quartet Salonnières is devoted to performance practices of the Baroque through contemporary time periods. Founding members Majka Demcak, Aniela Eddy, Natalie Kress and Cullen O’Neil met during their studies in the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School. They have toured nationally and internationally, performing together on stages across New Zealand, Europe, the USA and Canada.

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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

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

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, 1 East 29th Street, New York City, AND live streamed.