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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Ars Antiqua - City of Light: Philidor, Paris & the Rococo

Music Room Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York
CD Release Concert & Champagne Reception
Featuring newly discovered music by the revolutionary composer & chess master François-André Danican Philidor. Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba with guest artists. "Philidor is a wholly unexpected but ravishing delight, coming as he does after long periods of studiously formal French court music. This is Paris, not Versailles: intimate, colourful, unorthodox, and as brilliant as a shaft of sunshine cutting through a day of cloud. The music is full of uncloying sweetness, unlaboured grace and unforced elan vital, and it¹s played to joyous perfection by the virtuosi of Ars Antiqua who hit every note with such sympathetic warmth that you feel they must all have known Philidor personally" - Simon Schama, Art Historian & Presenter of BBC Documentaries.
Tickets $35.00
www.ars-antiqua.org 

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4pm
Parthenia: Nothing Proved

Picture Ray Studio
245 W. 18th St., Manhattan
CD Release Concert. New works for viols, voice and electronics. Meet composers Kristin Norderval, Tawnie Olson, and Frances White. Enjoy refreshments, and selections from recent Parthenia recordings. All seats $35, cafe-style. Refreshments included. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                      

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