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Before Mickey: Early Music and Early Cartoons.

Watch online here or on YouTube

Hesperus webTina Chancey ~ early bowed strings, percussion
Brian Kay ~ lute, cittern, dumbek
Spiff Wiegand ~ lute, cittern, recorder, guitar, percussion

Hesperus performs its own early music soundtracks for innovative cartoons from the era just before Disney created Mickey Mouse.

Since 1979, audiences from Borneo to Bolivia have called Hesperus brilliant, eclectic, inspiring and just plain wonderful. Why? Because Hesperus makes connections between the rich musical past and curious 21st-century audiences through its collaborations with film, theater and world music.

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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.