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Sentiment and Sympathy: Music of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy and Ignatius Sancho.

The Raritan PlayersThe Raritan Players invite listeners into the salons and drawing rooms of eighteenth-century Paris and London. We present songs and keyboard music by the French composer and salon hostess Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy, whose private concerts attracted listeners and participants such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Burney, and Luigi Boccherini. And we explore songs by Ignatius Sancho, a formerly enslaved Bl​ack composer of African descent whose music seems designed to stimulate interracial fellowship, and whose writings later helped ignite the British abolitionist movement.

Sonya Headlam, soprano
Rebecca Cypess, square piano

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1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be livestreamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94474265453

Meeting ID: 944 7426 5453

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.