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271 ALBA Consort 4in Margo Gezairlian Grib, Mezzo-Soprano, Vielle
Christopher Morongiello, Lute, Guitarra Española
Carlo Valte, Oud
Rex Benincasa, Percussion, Voice

ALBA Consort presents secular songs of joy, lamentation and wonder:
A rich palate of Middle Eastern and European love songs including romantic French virelai, lively Spanish villancico, tender Armenian folk song, Italian devotional song of divine mystery, and Arabic indulgence where physical and spiritual love entwine.

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 live streamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.