Now in its sixteenth season, Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area. Each free concert is 30 to 40 minutes in length; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

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Gotham Early Music Scene

FREE Concerts on Thursdays at 1:15 p.m.
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street


Holy Week Special!  Same time, different location.
April 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
ARTEK
Johann Rosenmüller: Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae.
Sarah Chalfy, soprano and Gwendolyn Toth, organ


The great 17th-century German composer, Rosenmüller, wrote Lamentations of Jeremiah for Tenebrae for Holy Week; several of the Lamentations have survived and will be performed on this concert by soprano Sarah Chalfy, who has been widely acclaimed for her performances of music ranging from the early baroque and classical periods to contemporary music, cabaret and Broadway, accompanied by ARTEK director Gwendolyn Toth.
This Season's Artists

Melodeon (October 10)
Duo Marchand (October 17)
John Moran & Dongsok Shin (October 24)
Trio Coprario (October 31)
Concordian Dawn (November 7)
Broken Consort (November 14)
Gretchen’s Muse (November 21)
Black Marble (December 5)
My Lord Chamberlains Consort (December 12)
Vox Fidelis (December 19)
Avla Harmoniae (January 2)
Musicians at the Spanish Gate (January 9)
Pascal Valois (January 16)
Trefoil (January 23)
Concitato (January 30)
Opera Feroce (February 6)
Abendmusik (February 13)
Siren Baroque (February 20)
Karen Marmer (February 27)
Grand Harmonie (March 6)
ARTEK (March 13)
Bartram/Jennings Duo (March 20)
Ensemble Breve (March 27)
Diderot String Quartet (April 3)
Sinfonia (April 10)
Lyra Consort (April 24)
Laura Heimes (May 1)
Elena Zamolodchikova (May 8)
New York Classical Quartet (May 22)
Corda Nuova (May 29)
Skid Rococo (June 5)
Musica Nuova (June 12)