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The Road from Prague

Concert followed by a festive reception celebrating Midtown Concerts' 150th Streamed Concert! 

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Quartet_SalonnieresAniela Eddy ~ violin/viola 
Natalie Kress ~ violin/viola 
Chiara Stauffer ~ violin/viola 
Cullen O'Neil ~ violoncello 

Join Quartet Salonnières for a captivating journey from Prague to Vienna, featuring two humorous quartets by Bohemian composers Antonio Rosetti and Leopold Koželuch and the mysterious Quartet No. 15 in D Minor by W.A. Mozart. Acquaintances of Mozart, Rosetti wrote music for his funeral and Koželuch took his position when he died…but who has ever heard of these fellows? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear what Mozart’s sneaky rivals were up to — and what set him apart!

Acclaimed for its spirited, engaging, and highly original performances, New York City-based Quartet Salonnières is devoted to performance practices of the Baroque through contemporary time periods. Members Aniela Eddy, Natalie Kress, Chiara Stauffer 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, and with Les Arts Florissants in Paris, Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland, and Handel and Haydn Society in Boston.

Highlights of the quartet’s career include concerts presented by Early Music America, San Francisco Early Music Society, Knox Instrumental Measures, Musicivic Musicast, and Berkeley Early Music Festival. Additionally, the musicioans were awarded the position of Quartet-in-Residence at the Carmel Bach Festival and were featured on New York’s WQXR radio station and Michigan's WMUK "Let's Hear It!" program.

Quartet Salonnières is the recipient of the George J. Jakab Global Enrichment Grant and is currently ensemble-in-residence with Musicivic, Inc. As recipients of the Public Diplomacy Grant, awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, Quartet Salonnières recently returned from its residency there where the quartet collaborated with local artists, students and faculty across the country.

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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.