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Bassi in dialogo

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Bowed and plucked bass instruments come together for this program celebrating their uniquely rich musical histories. Featuring a collection of music by composers including Diego Ortiz, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Marin Marais, Domenico Gabrielli, and Antonio Vivaldi. 

Caroline Nicolas ~ baroque cello and viola da gamba 
Kevin Payne ~ theorbo and lute 

Acclaimed musicians Caroline Nicolas and Kevin Payne have appeared together around North America, Europe and Asia. Engagements include Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, Early Music Seattle, Victoria Baroque and Barock Nord West. They are both recipients of The English Concert in America’s fellowship, and are graduates of The Juilliard School and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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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 Streaming: You can watch 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.