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Telemann in Paris

gold and glitter

Among the most prolific composers of the first half of the 18th century, Georg Philipp Telemann contributed to the development of all pre-Classical styles in Germany, including operas, cantatas, masses, Passions, orchestral and chamber music. To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, the ensemble Gold and Glitter will perform two of his Paris Quartets.

From the canals of Venice and music salons in German courts to the bright candlelit halls of Versailles, the early music ensemble Gold and Glitter shines a new light on 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces of the Baroque era. Their aim, through great attention to detail and emphasizing historical performance practices, is to perform this music with flair, virtuosity, and passion in order to understand the composers’ intentions and make audiences love this music as much as they do. The four members of the ensemble, all with different backgrounds, studied in Europe and the US and now perform and teach all over the world. Their love and respect for this music brought them together in this great exploration of music from Bach’s time and before. www.danielslee.com

Sang Joon Park, Baroque flute
Daniel Lee, Baroque violin
Martha McGaughey, Viola da gamba
Arthur Haas, Harpsichord



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.