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Rosalind.Rumore Terribile

This concert is going to tell a story about a young English flutist. In 1651, the king of England Charles II was exiled to France. Well aware that exile could still be fun if you’re rich enough, Charles made sure to take a few of his favorite musicians with him. Our flutist, one Rosalind du Bois, disguises herself as a boy to join her teacher and the rest of the troupe. And she keeps a journal -- with her thoughts about the journey, alongside some of the music she and the others played together. It’s perfect for us: music that’s cut up and reconfigured, adapted to the troupe’s small size. It’s also music by and for people between places, mixing French and English styles and traditions and languages. Join us in exploring it, and in finding the intimacy that comes from small ensembles, from traveling and living and eating and drinking together.

Rumore Terribile was formed one afternoon in a small alley in Italy; we got yelled at for playing too loudly. Since then, we’ve continued searching for fun places, good music, communication and drama and language and power. There’s a lot of it in this music, and we hope to share it with you.

Salomé de France, viola da gamba
Martin Bernstein, recorders


1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue


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.