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The Heart of Sensibility

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Arnie and friends webThe Galant style was all the rage in 18th-century London, attracting musicians from all over the continent. One of the epicenters of this musical craze was the Bach-Abel series headed by its namesakes, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel. This program will feature works by the famed Hanoverian duo. 

David Dickey ~ oboe
Jeremy Rhizor ~ violin 
Arnie Tanimoto ~ viola da gamba 
Cullen O'Neil ~ cello 
Marc Bellassai ~ harpsichord 

Gold medalist of the 7th International Bach-Abel Competition, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home on the viola da gamba and baroque cello. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist” he has performed and recorded with Barthold Kuijken, the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, and the Smithsonian Consort of Viols. As a teacher, he serves on the faculty at the Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy as well as maintaining a private studio. He holds degrees and certificates from Oberlin Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, 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.