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Valiant Sisters: Music from a 17th-century Italian Convent

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Galileo's Daughters bring alive through music and readings the era of Suor Maria Celeste, whose letters to her famous father make vivid the spiritual and daily life of a 17th-century woman. Compositions performed will be from their new release, "Galileo's Daughter".

Sarah Pillow ~ soprano
Mary Anne Ballard ~ viola da gamba
with guests
Melissa Fogarty ~ soprano
Christa Patton ~ Baroque harp
Ronn McFarlane ~ lute

Galileo's Daughters was founded by soprano Sarah Pillow in 2001 to present a different kind of early music recital that combines music, spoken word and the visual arts to create thought-provoking and intriguing programs. Praised for her “gorgeous” singing (Sunday London Times), Sarah and Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba, along with special guests, present performances that clarify the vibrant relationship among science, the arts, human thought, and faith.

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 stream details: You can watch it 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.