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The Haydn Brothers 

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Four Nations webThe mature works of Joseph Haydn are beloved, particularly by professional musicians who have the opportunity to perform these works. Joseph Haydn’s earlier works, prophetic of the mature genius, give extraordinary pleasure when performed and heard. The works of his brilliant, if often tipsy brother Michael, live in the shadow of the London Symphonies and String Quartets of Joseph though they merit appreciation and celebration. If Schubert loved these works, so should we! This program offers an early keyboard trio of Joseph’s and a lyrical “Mozartian” Divertimento for violin and cello by Michael.

Olivier Brault ~ violin
Loretta O’Sullivan ~ cello
Andrew Appel ~ harpsichord

The  Four Nations Ensemble has been performing in New York City, throughout the United States and in Europe and South America since 1986.  Recordings, concerts, college residencies and arts in education have given the ensemble every chance to enrich the lives of a various and diverse audience.  Over the last three years a program on YouTube called “A Concise Dictionary of Music” has allowed the ensemble to reach out to thousands more music lovers around the world.  Each member of the ensemble plays a central role in multiple orchestras around North America.

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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.