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Black Marble Duo


In place of today's canceled concert, we send you to a recording of Black Marble from 2018, broadcast on WWFM. Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer perform a program entitled "Opera for Two", including works for two violins by Leclair, Shield, Barbella & Mozart. Listen here


Telemann in Paris Part III.

Tableau Vivant

In 1737 Georg Philip Telemann journeyed to Paris at the enthusiastic and long-standing invitation of four distinguished French musicians: the flutist Michel Blavet, the violinist Jean-Pierre Guignon, the gambist Jean-Baptiste Forqueray, and a cellist/harpsichordist known as Prince Adouard. In anticipation of this historic visit, the great master of the goûts-réunis wrote two sets of six quartets expressly for these four musicians. The first set was published in Hamburg; subsequently, both sets were published in Paris. All twelve quartets were played by the four musicians themselves, accompanied, no doubt.

Tableau Vivant, or ‘living picture,’ is a period instrument ensemble devoted to 17th- & 18th-century repertoire for violin, & basso continuo with additional instruments, most frequently, with flute and viola da gamba. Its core members, Karen Marie Marmer, violin and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord are principals of the internationally acclaimed ensemble, REBEL.  

Karen Marie Marmer, violin
Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba
Flutist TBD

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.