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From (early) Vienna with Love

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Vivaldi Project webIn a continuation of The Vivaldi Project's exploration of little-known classical string trios, Leopold Hofmann's Trio ô Divertimento in C Major will be paired with Beethoven's String Trio in D Major, Op 9. No 2. This particular Beethoven trio has been less frequently performed than the 1st and 3rd in this opus, perhaps as it was considered a "stylistic throwback". But, this trio is a vital and captivating work. Hofmann was regarded by his Viennese contemporaries as one of the most important and influential musicians of his generation. This program seeks to be a total immersion in early Viennese style.

Elizabeth Field ~ violin
Allison Nyquist ~ violin/viola
Stephanie Vial ~ cello

Praised for its brilliant and expressive playing, The Vivaldi Project, co-directed by Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial, is dedicated to presenting innovative programs of Baroque and Classical string repertoire that combine scholarship and performance to both educate and delight audiences. A review from Fanfare Magazine (2019) expresses the opinion that “The period instrument world could use more practitioners like The Vivaldi Project”. The period instrument ensemble takes its name from the virtuoso violinist and innovative composer Antonio Vivaldi in recognition of his pivotal position between earlier Baroque and later Classical composers (those well-known and beloved as well as those rarely heard).

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

In person at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St, New York City

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

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.