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Essercizii Musici

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ConcentusThe Essercizii Musici by Telemann is one of the most accomplished collections of chamber music written in the late Baroque. It consists of 24 works composed for various combinations of instruments. They are all very well-crafted pieces even though Telemann wrote this collection for amateur musicians at the time. Concentus will perform four of these sonatas for recorder, viola da gamba, and harpsichord.

Alex Yu ~ recorder
Ka-Wai Yu ~ viola da gamba and baroque cello
Dongsok Shin ~ harpsichord

Alex Yu and Ka-Wai Yu have grown up playing together in a musical family. They are joined by harpsichord virtuoso and historical keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin, with whom they have a shared passion to reach out to the community through early music and period instruments. The three are active music educators, clinicians and sought-after artists, travelling internationally to bring a witty fresh stream of Baroque Music to the audience.


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.