Manhattan’s Weekly Series of FREE Early Music Concerts
Gotham Early Music Scene is pleased to announce the twentieth annual series of FREE mid-day concerts in midtown Manhattan. The concerts are open to all—no tickets or reservations are necessary.
All concerts are on Thursdays at 1:15pm until June 28, 2018 and are held at the Chapel of St. Bart’s Church, 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street in Manhattan.
Time: Thursdays at 1:15 pm
Admission: Free, with suggested donation of $10
September Concerts (3):
Gold and Glitter
Telemann in Paris
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, the ensemble Gold and Glitter perform two of his Paris Quartets.
Sang Joon Park, Baroque flute
Daniel Lee, Baroque violin
Martha McGaughey, Viola da gamba
Arthur Haas, Harpsichord
Opera for Two
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Black Marble present a program featuring colorful repertoire for two violins of an operatic sensibility, with a finale of transcriptions of arias from Mozart's famous 'Abduction from the Seraglio'.
Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin
Karen Marie Marmer, violin
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Inspired by John Evelyn’s diary, Canadian tenor Bud Roach presents a program of English and Italian music of the period. Includes solo cantatas from Stradella and the famous castrato Pasquilini, and English music from Lawes, Purcell, and Lanier.
Bud Roach, tenor, Italian virginal, and baroque guitar
About the Series: This twentieth season’s 41 performers were chosen from among 88 proposals, and therefore represent many of the finest established and emerging early music artists and ensembles from the New York area and beyond performing a wide variety of vocal, instrumental, and dance repertoire.
Midtown Concerts are produced by Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., and are made possible with support from The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation; the Howard Gilman Foundation; and by generous donations from audience members.