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Totally Telemann!

2017 marks the 250th anniversary of the death of history's most prolific composer, Georg Philipp Telemann. Remarkable among his contemporaries, Telemann not only composed in every genre of his day, but he was also an accomplished player of a range of instruments, including oboe, recorder and harpsichord, all featured in this delightful program of his chamber music.

Fire & Folly is a New York-based ensemble devoted to exciting, moving performances of baroque works on period instruments. Founded in 2010 and co-directed by Rachel Begley and Jeffrey Grossman, the ensemble’s performances have been lauded by critics and audiences alike for their engaging energy and polish in both lesser known works and popular favorites. All instrumental virtuosi in their own right, the members of Fire and Folly are joined by guest artists in showcase programs.

Rachel Begley, recorder
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
Sarah Davol, oboe
Sian Ricketts, oboe, soprano
Sarah Stone, cello



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.