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Empfindsamer TrioAn Afternoon of Bach.

Written in the last year of his life, the flute quartets of C.P.E. Bach are among some of the finest offerings of the empfindsamer Stil. Bach’s treatment of the flute and viola in combination creates wonderfully warm and tender timbre and tessitura. In its debut performance, Empfindsamer trio will present the contrasting D Major and A Minor quartets.

David Ross is a historical flutist based in New York City. Since 2009 his training and career have focused exclusively in historical performance ranging from one-keyed baroque flutes to many-keyed flutes and piccolos from the Classical and Romantic periods. In the 2019-20 season he performs as soloist or principal flute with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Sebastians, Mercury, and plays 19th century piccolo with Teatro Nuovo. David also performs flute and harpsichord recitals with Jeffrey Grossman and baroque flute duet recitals with Immanuel Davis.

Dan McCarthy was a part of the first class of baroque violists ever to graduate from the historical performance program at The Juilliard School. He has performed throughout North America, East Asia, and Europe with Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and the American Bach Soloists.

Dongsok Shin has been a member of REBEL since 1997, specializing exclusively on harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano. Much in demand as a soloist and continuo player, Mr. Shin has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, Carmel Bach Festival, Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Mexico, has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts nationally and internationally, and has recorded for ATMA Classique, Bridge Records, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Hänssler Classic, Helicon, Lyrichord, and Newport Classic. He was a founding member of the Mannes Camerata, receiving international critical acclaim as music director for their productions of early baroque operas, and he was a member, as well as a guest director of NYS Baroque in Ithaca, NY.

David Ross, flute
Dan McCarthy, viola
Dongsok Shin, fortepiano 

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.