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200 Allen Whear 3in Allen Whear, baroque cello
Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

The violoncello flourished relatively late in France, where the viola da gamba ruled well into the eighteenth century. This program celebrates the first generation of great cellists in France in sonatas by Jean Barrière, Martin Berteau, and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.

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 currently livestreamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.