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Strictly Organic: transcriptions of organ trios by J.S. Bach and J.L. Krebs


Empire Viols explores the organ trio repertoire in this unique program. Two viols and harpsichord take the three lines of these works, providing a new and lovely expressiveness. The composers featured are the master of the form Johann Sebastian Bach and his virtuoso student Johann Ludwig Krebs.

Founded in 1994, Empire Viols has focused on the rich repertoire for two viols and harpsichord, while expanding its programs through daring and adventurous transcriptions.


Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober, viols
Arthur Haas, harpsichord



Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.