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View our spring 2020 livestreams here. Listen to past concerts here.

The twenty-third season of Midtown Concerts will begin on September 3, 2020 and will run until June 24, 2021.

Midtown Concerts 2020-2021 Season ~ We have plans!

The 2020-2021 line-up will be announced in August. Stay tuned!

Despite the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, planning for next season's series of 40 FREE weekly concerts is moving forward vigorously. We're ready for anything.

The selection committee met in May on Zoom after receiving 85 (!) proposals for concerts – from ensembles ranging from venerable, internationally celebrated artists to recent conservatory graduates. The 11 committee members selected an exciting, varied program embracing instrumental, vocal, and mixed ensembles performing early music from many regions and time periods. With such a surfeit of possibilities, the quality will be extraordinarily high.

If social distancing rules allow, we'll have the musicians appearing in St. Bart's Chapel starting on September 3 in front of a live audience. If restrictions are in place we will limit audience size, with a pre-registration process so you won't travel only to be denied admission and disappointed. In all cases we will observe many protocols being established for limiting exposure and for enhanced sanitization, and all concerts will be live-streamed. GEMS has invested in an array of professional video equipment, and engaged the services of a highly respected, creative videographer.

As we plan for any eventuality, we want to be sure we're accommodating all of you as best we can, and so we could use your help!

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The Midtown Concerts series provides exceptional and interactive LIVE musical experiences to our audiences. Offering 40+ distinctive FREE weekly concerts, our series aims to nurture local artists at all stages of their careers and to contribute to the enhancement of a more vibrant early music community. We are proud to provide performance opportunities for over 200 artists, featuring local, national, and internationally acclaimed groups, and serving over 3,000 audience members each year. Each program features unique historically informed repertoire on period instruments. Our ultimate goal is to offer a meaningful contribution to New York’s cultural tapestry, making rarely heard music accessible to all and enriching the musical lives of the members of our community. We are proud to offer the greatest number and most diverse free concerts in the city, and we hope to continue reaching new audience members every week.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church, 50th St. and Park Avenue.

**Hall is fully accessible** More info here

Watch videos of past performances here.

Almost every Thursday at 1:15pm, all are welcome to the chapel in St. Bartholomew's Church for a free concert September through June. 




Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. 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.

Livestream information coming soon.