Manhattan’s Weekly Series of FREE Early Music Concerts
The nineteenth annual series of FREE 40-minute concerts in midtown Manhattan continues. This season’s performers were chosen competitively by jury and are among the finest early music artists and ensembles from the New York area and beyond. The concerts are open to all—no tickets or reservations are necessary.
All concerts are on Thursdays at 1:15pm until June 26, 2017 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
April Concerts (4):
The Musicians of BALAM
Sonatas for Spring
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Musicians of BALAM Dance Theatre play seasonal works for strings composed by Corelli, Marini, Marais, Buxtehude, de Visée, and Castello.
Maureen Murchie, violin
Lisa Terry, viola da gamba
Adam Cockerham, theorbo
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
****Special holy week performance at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 122 E. 88th St. and Lexington***
ARTEK plays pieces for Holy Week written for sopranos and basso continuo from the French baroque tradition, as part of the Midtown Concerts series. Repertoire includes the Miserere of Michel-Richard Delalande, and the Stabat Mater of Charpentier. Note that this concert takes place at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 122 E. 88th St. and Lexington.
Rebecca Mariman, soprano
Juli Borst, mezzo-soprano
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba
Gwendolyn Toth, organ.
New York Classical Quartet
Boccherini's First and Last String Quartets
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
The New York Classical Quartet play the first and last of Boccherini's 90 string quartets: Op. 2, no. 1 in C minor from 1761 and Op. 64, no. 1 in F from 1805.
Judson Griffin, violin
Margaret Ziemnicka, violin
Marie Daniels, viola
David Bakamjian, cello
Devices and Divisions
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2017
Hesperus play a program of intriguing Ayres, Suites, Divisions and Dances by Locke, Jenkins, Dowland and Young (including the 21st century premiere of Jenkins' trios for three trebles).
Tina Chancey, 5 and 6-string pardessus de viole, treble
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
Loren Ludwing, viola da gamba
Annalisa Pappano, viola da gamba
Webb Wiggins, harpsichord
About the Series: Gotham Early Music Scene presents the nineteenth season of Midtown Concerts. This series sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th Century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Free concerts are given each Thursday at 1:15 p.m. by professional early music ensembles and distinguished soloists in the Chapel of St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue, Manhattan. The full schedule is available at www.midtownconcerts.org.
Midtown Concerts is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and our many generous private donors.