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Treasures of the High Baroque

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Schwartz Shin duoThis program features works of three internationally renowned composers: the German-born George Frideric Handel in London; the Italian-born Michele Mascitti in Paris and arguably best-known at the time, Georg Philipp Telemann, who held the most important positions in Leipzig, Frankfurt and Hamburg within the German states.

Jörg-Michael Schwarz ~ violin
Dongsok Shin ~ harpsichord

Jörg-Michael Schwarz, a prize winner in several international violin competitions, has performed throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia & Europe, and is recognized as one of North America’s foremost exponents of the Baroque violin. He served as concertmaster for the Barockorchester Stuttgart (1992–96) and has performed and recorded with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Anima Eterna and Musica Antiqua Köln. Co-founder/director of REBEL, he has also served as concertmaster / soloist with the New York Collegium, American Bach Soloists, American Classical Orchestra and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Much in demand as a soloist and continuo player, Dongsok Shin has been a member of REBEL since 1997 and has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, Carmel Bach Festival, Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded for ATMA, Bridge, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Hänssler,, Helicon, Lyrichord, and Newport Classic. Alongside performing, he tunes and maintains harpsichords in the New York area and is well known as a recording engineer, as well as a producer and editor of many early music recordings.


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.