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Private Versailles: Intimate Music for a Very Public Place

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House of Time’s Private Versailles is intended to represent an afternoon of music by Louis XIV’s favorite musicians. All the elegance, grandeur and subtlety of the French High Baroque come together in this program featuring François Couperin’s masterpiece La Françoise, Louis Couperin’s Chaconne in C and virtuosic music for viola da gamba by Antoine Forqueray.

Tatiana Daubek, violin
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe
Adam Young, viola da gamba
Elliot Figg, harpsichord

House of Time, known for its “fluency and command” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "fine playing, cohesiveness and creativity" (Early Music America) is dedicated to both well-known and underperformed repertoire of the 17th through the 21st century played on period instruments. Members and guests include faculty and alumni of The Juilliard School, as well as prize-winners of major international competitions. Using the instruments and techniques of the past to express the vivid passions in the music, House of Time has moved audiences and keeps them coming back for more. Critics have declared oboist, Gonzalo X. Ruiz, “one of only a handful of truly superb Baroque oboists in the world” (Alte Musik Aktuell), while violinist Tatiana Daubek is known for her "sleekly elegant playing" (Gazettes Long Beach) and “soloistic precision” (Early Music America).

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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.