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Suites of Michel de la Barre.

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Opus Project webJoanna Marsden ~ flute
Christophe Gauthier ~ harpsichord

The eighteenth-century theater historian Claude Parfaict described Michel de la Barre (c. 1675–1745) as the finest flute player of his age, known for his deeply expressive playing. De la Barre's Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière avec la basse-continue (Paris, 1702) contains the earliest published works for the Baroque flute and was considered revolutionary in its context.

The Opus Project is a chamber music initiative formed in 2020 by Christophe Gauthier and Joanna Marsden in Montréal. Inspired by the beauty of early musical prints and manuscript sources, the Opus Project explores unsung treasures of the Baroque chamber music repertoire by focusing deeply on one collection at a time.

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

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

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 St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.