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Solo Violin Sonatas of Ivan Khandoshkin.

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Francis LiuA violinist in the court of Catherine the Great, Ivan Khandoshkin (1747–1804) is believed to have developed his craft under the tutelage of the Italian violinists who dominated the court orchestra. This concert represents a rare opportunity to hear his Three Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 3, a haunting set influenced by Russian song, Italian virtuosity, and a cosmopolitan gallant style.

Francis Liu, violin

Violinist Francis Liu is well-acquainted with the Northeast Corridor train line, performing with period ensembles in New York (NYBI), Boston (Handel & Haydn), Philadelphia (Tempesta di Mare) and Washington, DC (National Cathedral). In performances of later Romantic repertoire, Francis has appeared with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and Teatro Nuovo.

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

This concert will be live streamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94474265453
Meeting ID: 944 7426 5453

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.