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200 Mr. Jones and the Engines of Destruction 3in Daniel Swenberg, theorbo/lute
Adriane Post, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Gwen Toth-organ, harpsichord

Trio sonatas from the most influential Roman composer of this genre -- pre-Corelli. Lelio Colista was one of Purcell's "famed Italian masters" and was a major influence on Corelli-- he also hired the young Corelli for oratorios. Lelio was also Gaspar Sanz's guitar teacher. A Kircher referred to him as Rome's true Orpheus. Today, however, his music is seldom performed/ known. Mr. Jones and the Engines of Destruction perform a few of his trio sonatas, in the manner he would have (without bowed bass), and alternate them with his guitar solos and lute works of his colleagues.

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.