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Vivaldi versus Bach.

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VeritaItaly versus Germany — Vivaldi versus Bach.
Two most influential national styles of the Baroque era on one stage: Italian passion and virtuosity are confronted by German earnestness and sophistication.

We open our concert with the famous Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G minor executed by Guglielmo Dandolo Marchesi and Eugenia Ottaviano from Alinde Quartett and Bartolomeo Dandolo Marchesi and Alexander von Heißen from VERITÀ, bringing the two vibrant ensembles together for this performance. The program continues with an unknown, yet gorgeous trio sonata by Bach’s cousin, Johann Ernst, for flute, violin and basso continuo.

We conclude with the legendary Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by three internationally recognized soloists: Alexander von Heißen on harpsichord, Guglielmo Dandolo Marchesi on baroque violin, and Taya König-Tarasevich on baroque flute.

Join us on Zoom after the concert. Which composer do you prefer: Vivaldi from Italy or Bach from Germany? We look forward to hearing your opinion!

Taya König-Tarasevich, baroque flute
Guglielmo Dandolo Marchesi, violin
Eugenia Ottaviano, violin
Erin Kirby, viola
Bartolomeo Dandolo Marchesi, cello
Juliane Bruckmann, violone
Alexander von Heißen, harpsichord


Recent Juilliard Historical Performance Alumna Taya König-Tarasevich is proud to premiere her brand new ensemble VERITÀ. Streamed directly from Germany for the Midtown Concert series, VERITÀ is honored to be collaborating with the Alinde Quartett for this project.

VERITÀ is an historically informed ensemble specializing in seeking truth through research, expression, and communication in music. From the Renaissance to the Romantic era, VERITÀ is committed to creating a musical home for everyone — a community that connects people by uniting music with a variety of art forms.

Following their critically-acclaimed debut release Lichtwechsel, the Alinde Quartett is building an unstoppable momentum. Check out their latest release of Schubert 200 The String Quartet Project on the Alinde Quartett website.

To join us on our journey of seeking truth, follow us on Patreon!

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

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.