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Enjoy Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF) offerings virtually in the comfort of your home until we are able to see each other again at our live concerts and events.
Premiered Monday, December 14th at 7pm
Available Now for All to Enjoy!
Thursdays at 1:15 pm Online
5-concert digital chamber music series online
Chapman's “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”
Performed by Paolo Bordignon, organist

Free Weekly Series of Concerts of Early Music
Every Thursday at 1:15 Online

How to Enjoy | Watch Live Thursdays at 1:15 pm here, or on Facebook or YouTube | Watch Past Concerts on Facebook or YouTube

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Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) in conjunction with The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation has presented weekly Midtown Concerts, a live series of early music concerts in midtown Manhattan featuring soloists and ensembles from the U.S. and abroad. GEMS is a non-profit corporation that presents and supports the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.

Sarah Jane Kenner & Friends - The Pandolfi Project
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Save for a few details surrounding his employment and likely involvement in a murder, very little is known about the life of Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli. He left behind a very meager catalog; his twelve violin sonatas, about half of his total surviving output, are unique, inventive, and often bizarre in nature, offering a rare glimpse into Pandolfi's eccentric world and personality.

Sarah Jane Kenner, violin
Adam Cockerham, the orbo
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
Matt Zucker, cello


L’Isle Enchantée, with Peter Walker and Christa Patton
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The 2020-21 Midtown Concert season launched on time and online September 3 with the exceptional duo Peter Walker, musette de cour and voice, and Christa Patton, recorder, baroque harp, flute, and guitar, performing L’Isle Enchantée. The program, pastoral repertoire published for the musette de cour during the century or so when it was fashionable, included solo suites with continuo, duets with another treble instrument (here a flute), and songs sung while playing the musette, as well as solo works for the baroque harp.

The first piece is L’Isle enchantée from Les Idées françoises (Paris, c. 1750) by Nicolas Chédeville (1705-1782). Additional works include music of Jean Hotteterre (c. 1666-1720), François Bouvard (1684-1760), Louis Marchand (1669-1732), Louis Couperin (1626-1661), and Esprit Phillipe Chédeville (1696-1762).

This video comprises just the music that was streamed to Facebook and YouTube Live, minus the introduction by GEMS’s Executive Director Gene Murrow and the Zoom chat that followed. After an opening scene and a glance at the printed program, music begins about 30 seconds in.

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Introduction Video

Please enjoy some other past GEMS concerts:

Siren Baroque Performs "Una fiamma rovente"   Lo how a rose & Tu scendi dale stelle
Telemann's Violin Sonata Solo in A from "Musique de Table"   PHOENIXtail Performs Gottfried Finger's Sonata in C (London, c. 1770)