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  • December 8 ~ Andrew Appel, harpsichord
    Around François Couperin. Watch online here or on YouTube View the program Andrew Appel ~ harpsichord In the process of recording the Four Books of harpsichord works of François Couperin, Andrew Appel is developing programs that showcase this central repertory for the harpsi...
    December 15 ~ Empire Viols
    Rhine Journey: German Music for Viols and Harpsichord. Watch online here or on YouTube Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober ~ viols Arthur Haas ~ harpsichord Empire Viols explores the Rhine through haunting, tuneful music of German composers of the Baroque. The tour includes two Rh...
    December 22 ~ Hesperus
    Before Mickey: Early Music and Early Cartoons. Watch online here or on YouTube Tina Chancey ~ early bowed strings, percussion Brian Kay ~ lute, cittern, dumbek Spiff Wiegand ~ lute, cittern, recorder, guitar, percussion Hesperus performs its own early music soundtracks for inno...
    December 29 ~ Theotokos
    Telemann: Cantatas from the Harmonischer Gottesdienst. Watch online here or on YouTube John Taylor Ward ~ baritone Elisse Albian ~ soprano Manami Mizumoto ~ violin Gaia Saetermoe-Howard ~ oboe Doug Balliett ~ viola da gamba and direction Elliot Figg ~ harpsichord and direction ...
    2023 Winter/Spring Concerts
    Full details coming soon January 5Bethlehem BaroqueCurios from Castrucci to Couperin January 12 Concordian DawnThe Notre Dame School of Polyphony January 19 PentharmoniaWinds of Change January 26Schwarz / Shin DuoBach: Treasures of the High Baroque February 2 Gaia S.H. & ...

 

 Past Events This Season

 

  • September 8, 2022 ~ Filigree
    Florid Spirit: Carlo G and the Vibrance of Italian Improvisation. Watch online here View the program Christina Kay ~ soprano Kim Leeds ~ mezzo-soprano Dani Zanuttini-Frank ~ lutenist Singers of the Renaissance and Baroque would frequently embellish in performance as a way of enlivening melod...
    September 15 ~ Sarah Pillow, Ronn McFarlane and Sorab Wadia
    Shakespeare’s “Songs”. Watch online here View the program Sarah Pillow ~ soprano Ronn McFarlane ~ lute Sorab Wadia ~ tenor/actor Soprano Sarah Pillow, lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and actor Sorab Wadia perform ballads and love songs with Shakespeare’s most famous poetry. The music i...
    September 22 ~ Edson Scheid
    The Devil’s Violin: Edson Scheid plays Paganini (part II). Watch online here View the program Edson Scheid ~ period violin Composed by the legendary violinist Nicolò Paganini, the 24 Caprices for solo violin represent the pinnacle of violin virtuosity in the Romantic Era. Published i...
    September 29 ~ Brooklyn Baroque
    Peace and War: Music from the German Courts. Watch online here View the program Melanie Williams ~ flute David Bakamjian ~ cello Rebecca Pechefsky ~ harpsichord While eighteenth-century aristocrats often waged wars, music created an oasis of peace. Quantz and C.P.E. Bach worked for Fred...
    October 6 ~ Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction
    This Easy & Agreeable Instrument: the English Guittar in duet, song, and chamber music. Watch online here View the program Daniel Swenberg ~ English guittar & archlute,Andrew Rutherford ~ English guittar,Leah Nelson ~ Baroque violin,Marcia Young ~ soprano The English guittar (2 ...
    October 13 ~ Yi-heng Yang and Aisslinn Nosky
    In the Middle of Mozart. Watch online here View the program Yi-heng Yang ~ pianoforte Aisslinn Nosky ~ violin Sonatas by Mozart and those in his sphere of influence. Yi-Heng Yang and Aisslinn Nosky join forces to explore the world of Mozart's piano/violin sonatas as well as some lesser...
    October 20 ~ Opus Project
    Suites of Michel de la Barre. Watch online here View the program Joanna Marsden ~ flute Christophe Gauthier ~ harpsichord The eighteenth-century theater historian Claude Parfaict described Michel de la Barre (c. 1675–1745) as the finest flute player of his age, known for his deeply ex...
    October 27 ~ Juilliard415
    Baroque Solo Masterpieces. Watch online here View the program Unfortunately, harpsichordist Hank Knox was not able to travel to New York to perform on our series this week due to a COVID exposure. We are so grateful for these students from the Juilliard Historical Performance program to ...
    November 3 ~ Margaret Haigh and William Simms
    Lagrime mie: Songs of Lamentation, Disdain, and Renewal. Watch online here View the program  Margaret Carpenter Haigh ~ soprano William Simms ~ theorbo and lute In a program featuring works by Dowland, Lanier, Rossi, and Monteverdi the overlapping musical worlds of Elizabethan lute...
    November 10 ~ Joseph Jones, Robert Warner, and Serafim Smigelskiy
    Telemann's Bassoon. Watch online here View the program Joseph Jones ~ bassoon Robert Warner ~ harpsichordSerafim Smigelskiy ~ cello When 'Le basson' spread to Germany in the late 17th and early 18th century, along with the other French innovated wind instruments, it was a revelation in ...
    November 17 ~ Ensemble L'Aureate
    Yes, Yes and Yes! 17th century cantatas of love and passion by Marc'Antonio Pasqualini. Watch online here View the program Eric Brenner ~ countertenorDongsok Shin ~ virginalChrista Patton ~ Baroque harp A superstar of 17th-century Rome, castrato Marc’Antonio Pasqualini premiered works...
    December 1 ~ The Chivalrous Crickets
    Bright Morning Stars. Watch online here View the program Fiona Gillespie ~ soprano & Irish whistleGenevieve King ~ vocals & fiddleBradley King ~ vocals & violoncelloBenya Stewart ~ vocals, percussion & mandolinPaul Holmes Morton ~ theorbo, Baroque guitar, banjo & harm...

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.