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322 Western Wind

Composer Orlando di Lasso was kidnapped three times as a child because of his beautiful voice. Known as turbulent artist of swiftly changing moods, this program reflects a variety of his works including Italian madrigals, French chansons, German lieder, and Latin motets.

Linda Lee Jones, Michele Kennedy, sopranos
William Zukof, countertenor
Todd Frizzell, David Vanderwal, tenors
Peter Walker, bass

Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music. The Ensemble’s repertoire reveals its diverse background – from Renaissance motets to Fifties rock ’n’ roll, from medieval carols to Duke Ellington, from complex works by avant-garde composers to the simplest folk melodies. Last season on the Midtown Concerts series The Western Wind presented "L'Amfiparnaso": a madrigal comedy by Orazio Vecchi from 1594.

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.