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Midtown Concerts Upcoming Events

Thursdays at 1:15pm. Watch online here

  • June 17, 2021 – Karr-Yang Duo
    Trading Places. Watch here, or on YouTube or Facebook View the program The harpsichord takes a vocal line in an aria by Bach. The ...
  • June 24, 2021 – Violators
    Popular Consorts, Songs, and Dances. Watch here, or on YouTube or Facebook The Violators, a renegade consort of viols, recorders, voi...

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  • Open Gates Project Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community
    At the Open Gates Project, providing safe spaces for artists of color is central to our mission. Part of the OGP vision expresses that artists of color are entitled to “the creation of safe, supportive, non-discriminatory spaces for nurturing and d...
    Baroque violinist Karen Marie Marmer has died
    Obituary for Karen Marie Marmer The US violinist Karen Marie Marmer has died at the age of 63 from cancer. With her husband, fellow violinist Jörg-Michael Schwarz, she led the New York-based REBEL Baroque Ensemble, acting as its manager and publici...
    Judson Griffin, 1951-2020
    Obituary for Judson Griffin Judson Griffin, baroque violin and viola, appeared regularly in New York as concertmaster of Concert Royal, Amor Artis, and the American Classical Orchestra, has passed away at the age of sixty-eight after a brief illness...
    Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...



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