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The Grand Tour
Dances from England, France, Italy and Spain

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NYBDC_Julia_credit_Liz_Schneider-CohenJulia Bengtsson ~ dance & reconstruction 
Patrick Pride ~ dance 
Paul Shipper ~ music direction, recorder & guitar 
Jason Priset ~ guitar & theorbo 
Dongmyung Ahn ~ violin 

Audiences will be transported back to the 1700’s with virtuosic choreographies created for the most famous dancers of their time. They will be performed by Julia Bengtsson and Patrick Pride from The New York Baroque Dance Company, accompanied by musicians Jason Priset, Dongmyung Ahn and Paul Shipper. The New York Baroque Dance Company is America's leading Baroque dance ensemble and is led by Artistic Director Catherine Turocy.

Julia Bengtsson is a dancer and choreographer originally from Sweden. Her productions span from 18th-century opera-ballets to contemporary dance works and have been presented at Carnegie Hall, UN Headquarters, Bruno Walter Auditorium, and Alvin Ailey Dance Center.

Patrick Pride is originally from Richmond, Virginia and joined The New York Baroque Dance Company in 2021. Since he graduated with a BFA in Dance from Austin Peay State University, he has performed in musical theater productions and contemporary dance works in New York and beyond.

Paul Shipper is a Grammy-nominated singer, instrumentalist and stage director. He is a renowned early music specialist who has performed in all 50 states and 17 countries.

Jason Priset specializes in historical guitars and lute. An international guest artist, he holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University and a post Doctorate degree from Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona, Spain.

Dongmyung Ahn is a Baroque violinist and musicologist. She is a performer, educator, and scholar and directs Queens College Baroque Ensemble.

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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.