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La Bella Vita: Hidden Gems of Baroque Italy


We all want to live la bella vita: the beautiful life. Duo Seraphim explores all aspects of this beautiful life -- loving and losing, laughing and languishing — with this program of rarely-performed Italian Renaissance and Baroque gems, including newly-discovered early 17th-century works making their US premiere.

Featuring soprano Sarah Hawkey and viola da gambist Niccolo Seligmann, Duo Seraphim brings new perspectives to old repertoire, performing rarely-heard music with intimacy and verve, and approaching historical performance with masterful ease and delightful enthusiasm. We are overjoyed to share our second season with GEMS after a well-received debut last season. www.duoseraphim.com

Niccolo Seligmann, Viola da Gamba
Sarah Hawkey, Soprano



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.