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Abigail Karr, violin
Vita Wallace,violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Beilian Zhu, cello

A program by internationally renowned cellist Beijan Zhu, whose artistry is showcased in selections from string quartets of Mozart and Haydn written for King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia, himself an accomplished cellist. Both composers wrote a set of Prussian quartets - Mozart’s featuring highly virtuosic and prominent cello parts; Haydn’s with interesting and vital roles for all, though the cello parts are somewhat less soloistic. These quartets reflect a shift in quartet writing from its first-violin-centered beginnings towards a more egalitarian approach to the the voices. A nod back to Baroque textures such as trio sonata and fugue.

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Thursday, November 21 at 1:15 pm
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's

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.