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Fugitive Fantasies, Fantastic Fugue.

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Rozendaal and YoungLast year's program drew a dazzling array of colors, textures, tonalities, and affects from two bass viols in the works of three composer/performers of the 17th century. This season the duo ups the ante, offering Martin Davids' masterful transcription of J.S. Bach's Fugue in C Major from the Sonata III for solo violin. The piece is J.S. Bach's longest fugue, one of his most exciting, challenging, and beloved works.

John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
Adam Young, viola da gamba

Violists da gamba John Mark Rozendaal and Adam Young, first performed as a duo in a Midtown Concerts program in January 2019. John Mark performs on the viola da gamba and the baroque cello with Trio Settecento, Brandywine Baroque and LeStrange Viols. Adam received his Master's degree in viola da gamba from The Juilliard School where he studied with Sarah Cunningham. A finalist in the 2018 Bach/Abel Wettbewerb in Köthen, Adam has performed with many New York City-based early music ensembles as well as in concerts in Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo and Russia.


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

This concert will be live streamed 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.