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  • May 23 ~ Caroline Nicolas & Friends
    Gamba Rivalry. Watch online here or on YouTube  View the program  Caroline Nicolas ~ viola da gambaKevin Payne ~ luteElliot Figg ~ harpsichord The splendor of the French Baroque viola da gamba is celebrated in this virtuosic program. Included are works of the great rivals...
    May 30 ~ The Berwick Fiddle Consort
    Money in Both Pockets: Trad Baroque from the Old and New Worlds. Watch online here or on YouTube  Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sarah Douglass ~ fiddles Combining historical folk music from Cape Breton, Scotland, and Ireland, 18th-century settings of traditional Scottish tunes, a...
    June 6 ~ Relic
    Autumn Rising. Watch online here or on YouTube  Aniela Eddy, Kako Miura, Natalie Rose Kress, Rebecca Nelson, Toma Iliev ~ violins Cullen O'Neil ~ violoncello Georgeanne Banker ~ bassoon Sue Yelanjian ~ bass Cameron Welke, Menglin Gao ~ theorbos Robert Warner ~ harpsichord Compr...
    June 13 ~ The Academy Players
    La Gamme. Watch online here or on YouTube  Jeremy Rhizor ~ violinArnie Tanimoto ~ viola da gambaMarc Bellassai ~ harpsichord Join us for a concert featuring one of the most unique pieces of French chamber music: La Gamme. Published in 1723, Marais successfully blends elements o...

Past Concerts This Season...

  • September 14 ~ Edson Scheid
    On Paganini's Trail... H.W. Ernst and more. Watch online here View the program Edson Scheid ~ period violin Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was considered to be the successor of legendary violin virtuoso Nicolò Paganini. This program showcases Ernst’s incredible works for solo violin, which are...
    September 21 ~ Gwendolyn Toth & Audrey Fernandez-Fraser
    Found in a Flea Market: The Carlo G Manuscript. Watch online here View the program Gwendolyn Toth ~ harpsichordAudrey Fernandez-Fraser ~ soprano This recently-discovered manuscript gives a glimpse into early ornamentation notated with rarely-seen specificity in an array of songs for voice...
    September 28 ~ American Classical Orchestra
    La musica notturna di Madrid. Watch online here View the program Adam Cockerham ~ Romantic guitarJessica Park & Edson Scheid ~ violinsDavid Cerutti ~ viola Myron Lutzke & David Bakamjian ~ violoncellosThomas Crawford ~ harpsichord Romantic guitarist Adam Cockerham joins ACO string...
    October 5 ~ Vox Fidelis
    Byrd 400 ~ Mass for Five Voices. Watch online here View the program Timothy Smith ~ director and tenorMarisa Curcio & Carey Hackett ~ sopranosCandice Helfand-Rogers & Gloria Kierniesky ~ altosSam Denler ~ tenorLes Anders & Erik Potteiger ~ basses A celebration of the genius of...
    October 12 ~ Brooklyn Baroque
    Music from 18th-Century Paris. Watch online here View the program Melanie Williams ~ flute Theresa Salomon ~ violin David Bakamjian ~ violoncello Rebecca Pechefsky ~ harpsichord In his autobiography, Telemann recounts his visit to Paris and names the musicians who played his music. This c...
    October 19 ~ The Walton Waites
    L’Arte di Suonare. Watch online here  View the program Cléa Galhano ~ recorder Joseph Jones ~ dulcian Donald Livingston ~ harpsichord Early 17th Century Sonatas (literally "the sounding of instruments") were integral to the flowering of the Baroque aesthetic. A new instrumental st...
    October 26 ~ Collectio Musicorum
    Music from the First Folio. Watch online here View the program Jeff S. Dailey ~ director & recorder Chad Kranak, Alex Longnecker & Christopher Preston Thompson ~ tenors Christopher Morrongiello ~ lute Patricia Ann Neely ~ viola da gamba  202...
    November 2 ~ Aaron Goler and Friends
    The Gebauer Hour. Watch online here View the program Aaron Goler, Morgan Davison & Ezra Gans ~ bassoons Kelsey Burnham ~ flute Elise Bonhivert ~ clarinet Rachel Nierenberg ~ horn  François-René Gebauer (1773–1845) was a Parisian bassoonist and composer. Hi...
    November 9 ~ Roberts and Sykes Duo
    A Conversation with Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord. Watch the full concert online here View the program Cynthia Roberts ~ violin Peter Sykes ~ harpsichord J.S. Bach’s G Major Sonata is full of joy and lyrical energy and is contrasted with the C minor Sonata with its passionate...
    November 16 ~ Night Music
    Telemann the Godfather. Watch online here View the program Leon Schelhase ~ harpsichord Geoffrey Burgess ~ oboe Karen Dekker ~ violin & viola Steven Zohn ~ flute Eve Miller ~ violoncello When Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote in 1775 that Telemann "raised me out of the baptismal font," ...
    November 16 @ 3:30pm ~ Gwendolyn Toth & Audrey Fernandez-Fraser
    Found in a Flea Market: The Carlo G Manuscript. Watch online here View the program Gwendolyn Toth ~ harpsichord Audrey Fernandez-Fraser ~ soprano  This recently-discovered manuscript gives a glimpse into early ornamentation notated with rarely-seen specificity in an array of son...
    November 30 ~ Koester and Figg
    Dynasties: Two Families, Four Hands. Our apologies to anyone who tried to live stream the concert live! We had technical difficulties with the internet and the stream went down. The good news is that the recorded concert is now online in full. WATCH IT HERE View the program Elliot Figg ~ harpsi...
    December 7 ~ In Nomine Ensemble
    New Sounds, Old Notes. Watch online here View the program Jimmy Drancsak ~ violin Mei Stone ~ flute & recorder Morgan Davison ~ bassoon Hanbyeol Lee ~ harpsichord Spanning almost one hundred years, this repertoire comprises four national, compositional, and musical styles which enve...
    December 14 ~ Artis Wodehouse ~ harmoniumist
    Music in the 19th-century American Parlor: The Melodeon and Cottage Organ. Watch online here View the program Artis Wodehouse ~ harmoniumist 1863 Treat & Davis Melodeon and 1871 Estey Cottage Organ Lost in the mists of history, the most common keyboard to be found in 19th-century parl...
    December 21 ~ Concordian Dawn
    Veni, Redemptor Gencium. Watch online here View the program Amber Evans ~ soprano & percussionDavid Dickey ~ countertenor & recorderClifton Massey ~ countertenorThomas McCargar ~ baritoneNiccolo Seligmann ~ vielle & percussionChristopher Preston Thompson ~ director, tenor ...
    December 28 ~ Nathan Whittaker & Nathaniel Chase
    The Odd Couple: Lindley and Dragonetti. Watch online here View the program Nathan Whittaker ~ violoncelloNathaniel Chase ~ double bass Robert Lindley and Domenico Dragonetti were stars of the Opera in London from 1792 to 1846, but they weren’t singers, or even the conductors. The gregar...
    January 4 ~ Angelica Women's Chamber Choir
    A Battle of the Sexes: Italian Composers from 1300 to 1800. Watch online here View the program Marie Caruso ~ Artistic Director Christina Bruno, Claire Collins, Joan Cornachio, Virginia Kaycoff, Anita Massengill, Kathleen McClafferty, Wilma Messenger, Mary Peck, Julia Perrin, Laura R...
    January 11 ~ members of La forza delle stelle | Baroque Orchestra
    Une femme | due donne | a woman. Watch online here View the program Lydia Becker ~ violin Jimmy Drancsak ~ violin Charles Reed ~ violoncello & viola da gamba Alice M. Chuaqui Baldwin ~ harpsichord Une femme | due donne | a woman showcases some of the highlights of the trio sonata repe...
    January 18 ~ Emericus Ensemble
    Tonos y canciones. Watch online here View the program Elise Figa ~ soprano Carlos Cuestas ~ Baroque guitar and 19th century guitar Tonos y canciones showcases the enduring tradition of vocal music with guitar accompaniment in Spain. Focused on works by José Marin (ca. 1619–1699) and Fe...
    January 25 ~ Schwarz / Shin Duo
    Treasures of the High Baroque: Two Bach Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1016 & 1023. Watch online here View the program Jörg-Michael Schwarz ~ violin Dongsok Shin ~ harpsichord Dedicated to the Memory of Karen Marie Marmer (26 January 1957–21 July 2020)Founder,...
    February 1 ~ Silentwoods Collective
    Playing with Fire. Watch online here View the program Cristina Prats-Costa, Ryan Cheng, Lindsie Katz, Lydia Becker, Eleanor Legault & Epongue Ekille ~ violins Ela Kodžas & Annemarie Schubert ~ violas Allen Maracle & Andrew Koutroubas ~ violoncellos&n...
    February 8 ~ Julia Bengtsson and Patrick Pride from New York Baroque Dance Company accompanied by Paul Shipper, Dongmyung Ahn and Jason Priset
    The Grand Tour. Dances from England, France, Italy and Spain.  Watch online here View the program  Julia Bengtsson ~ dance & reconstruction Patrick Pride ~ dance Paul Shipper ~ music direction, recorder & guitar Jason Priset ~ gui...
    February 15 ~ Orhan Memed
    A Musical Banquet ~ 150 years of English keyboard music. Watch online here View the program  Orhan Memed ~ harpsichord What better way to stretch out last year's celebrations of the inimitable William Byrd (1540−1623) than to present a program that puts his music in the context o...
    February 22 ~ Abendmusik
    Living Dangerously ~ Strings on Fire in 17th Century Italy. Watch online here View the program  Vita Wallace ~ violin Claire Smith Bermingham ~ violin Dan McCarthy ~ tenor violin Larry Lipnik ~ tenor viola da gamba Patricia Ann Neely ~ bass viola da gamba Ri...
    February 29 ~ Amelia Sie & Friends
    Italian Virtuosity from the 1600–1800s. Watch online here View the program Amelia Sie ~ violinNathaniel Whittaker ~ violoncelloDani Zanutinni-Frank ~ theorbo & Baroque guitarKevin C. Devine ~ harpsichord Violinist Amelia Sie explores the shifting language of Italian violin virtuos...
    March 7 ~ Filigree Ensemble
    In Praise of Mother Mary. Watch online here View the program Christina Kay ~ sopranoKim Leeds ~ mezzo-sopranoChrista Patton ~ harp Filigree, featuring soprano Christina Kay and mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds, delves into music about the iconic figure, Mary, mother of Jesus. Works by female Bar...
    March 14 ~ Margaret Carpenter Haigh & Harrison Hintzsche
    Solo Bach Cantatas for Lent. Watch online here View the program  Margaret Carpenter Haigh ~ sopranoHarrison Hintzsche ~ baritoneCaroline Giassi ~ oboeJude Ziliak ~ violinRafa Prendergast ~ violinDaniel McCarthy ~ violaOliver Weston ~ violoncelloNathanie...
    March 21 ~ Members of the Passeri Quartet
    A Delightful Diversion. Watch online here View the program Joseph Lorang ~ violinTsutomu William Copeland ~ viola Clara Abel ~ violoncello  Mozart's Divertimento in Eb Major, K. 563 is the only full-length string trio he ever composed. And full-length it certainly is — six m...
    March 28 ~ Theotokos
    The Sacred Music of Luca Marenzio. Watch online here View the program Raha Mirzadegan & Elisse Albian ~ sopranos Elisa Sutherland ~ alto leiken ~ tenor Emery Kerekes ~ baritone Doug Balliett ~ violone & direction  Luca Marenzio (1553–1599) is best known today for his madr...
    April 4 ~ Jonathan Salamon
    Beyond the Canon: Pachelbel's Keyboard Music on Harpsichord. Watch online here View the program  Jonathan Salamon ~ harpsichord Johann Pachelbel is celebrated for his piece Canon in D, which has become an icon of Baroque music and a phenomenon in the modern musical vernacular. Disc...
    April 11 ~ Quartet Salonnières
    The Road from Prague.  Concert followed by a festive reception celebrating Midtown Concerts' 150th Streamed Concert!  Watch online here View the program  Aniela Eddy ~ violin/viola Natalie Kress ~ violin/viola Chiara Stauffer ~ violin/viola Cullen O'Neil ~ ...
    April 18 ~ Nuova Pratica
    The American Baroque.  Watch online here View the program Ryan Cheng & Rafa Prendergast ~ violin & violaEllen Sauer Tanyeri ~ flute Charlie Reed ~ viola da gamba & violoncelloNicola Canzano ~ harpsichord  Baroque music is in vogue again! Nuova Pratica presents...
    April 25 ~ Partimenti
    From Court to Country. Watch online here View the program  Adrienne Lotto ~ soprano Rhianna Cockrell ~ mezzo soprano Corey Shotwell ~ tenor Christopher Talbot ~ bass baritone Jonathan Luik ~ viola da gamba Adam Cockerham ~ lute and theorbo From Court to Country will explore threads...
    April 30 ~ Geneviève Soly (Special Tuesday performance!)
    Harpsichord Recital. This performance will not be live streamed; we apologize for any inconvenience!  Geneviève Soly ~ harpsichord A special Tuesday edition of Midtown Concerts, featuring the Quebecois harpsichordist Geneviève Soly, playing eight Preludes and Fugues from J.S. Bach'...
    May 2 ~ Le tre grazie a venere
    Musica Secreta. Watch online here View the program  Madeline Apple Healey ~ soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh ~ soprano Aine Hakamatsuka ~ soprano Elisa Sutherland ~ mezzo-soprano Nicolas Haigh ~ harpsichord Adam Cockerham ~ lute...
    May 16 ~ Opera Essentia
    Excerpts of "From Hell to Antigone" ~ A Distillation of Handel's Admeto. Watch online here View the program  Jeffrey Mandelbaum ~ countertenor, as AdmetoNicole Besa ~ soprano, as AntigonaKristin Renee Young ~ soprano, as AlcesteFrancis Liu ~ violinSerafim Smigelskiy ~ violoncelloReb...
 

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.