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Lecture/Recital with Alexander Blachly and Pomerium

The Origins of Polyphony: Music and Numbers in the Late Middle Ages

Sunday, May 5 at 8 pmPomerium at Midtown Concerts
Church of the Transfiguration (“Little Church Around the Corner”)
1 East 29th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
Manhattan

Admission: Free
No tickets required

Pomerium director Alexander Blachly explains how polyphony first developed in the West, progressing quickly from simple beginnings to highly sophisticated numerical structures.

Musical examples will be performed by seven Pomerium singers: Kristina Boerger, Amber Evans, Chloe Holgate, Dominique Surh, Nathaniel Adams, Christopher Preston Thompson, and Michael Steinberger.

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.