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Vivaldi Viola d’Amore Concerti

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Dan McCarthy 600x420Vivaldi uses the unique tuning of the viola d’amore to masterfully create concerti that are elegantly virtuosic. He was known to perform on this instrument throughout his life possessing an intimate feel for the charmingly seductive sound of the baroque viola d’amore. Dan McCarthy and his colleagues will play in public these rarely heard pieces including the double concerto for viola d’amore and lute. 

Dan McCarthy ~ viola d’amore 
Adam Cockerham ~ lute and theorbo 
Jude Ziliak ~ violin 
Susannah Foster ~ violin
Stephen Goist ~ viola
Mathew Zucker ~ cello
Gwendolyn Toth ~ harpsichord 

Dan McCarthy's playing has been described as “virtuosic” by Seen and Heard International. He was part of the first class of baroque violists ever to be accepted into the historical performance program at The Juilliard School, where he was often featured in performances playing violin, viola d'amore, and viola da gamba.

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

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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.