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536 Grand Harmonie

This brilliant, virtuosic, and passionate work by George Onslow represents a leap forward in the history of wind quintet writing. Emotional and expressive, Onslow's music showcases the numerous advancements in wind instrument development in the early 19th century, including exciting chromaticism, extended ranges, and new colors.
Grand Harmonie promotes period-instrument artistry in the United States through inventive, compelling performances of Classical and Romantic repertoire and educational outreach to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
“...these guys sounded lusty and rhythmic and rustic; theirs was early music with a stomp…” Thomas Garvey, Hub Review, 2014
Sarah Paysnick, Flute
Kristin Olson, Oboe
Thomas Carroll, Clarinet
Clay Zeller-Townson, Bassoon
Yoni Kahn, Horn


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.