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"SAHEL" Medieval Meets Mandinka

East of the River 2016

East of the River present a dazzling program of medieval estampies, monophonic songs, and traditional west African Mandinka kora music.

East of the River was founded by internationally renowned recorder players Nina Stern and Daphna Mor. The project explores gems of the European classical repertory together with haunting and virtuosic melodies of traditions to the East, arranged and interpreted by musicians whose backgrounds include classical, jazz and world music. www.eastoftherivermusic.com

Nina Stern and Daphna Mor, winds
Kane Mathis, kora
John Hadfield, percussion



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.