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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (Cancelled)

March 28 - April 30

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this concert has been cancelled. Experience the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Enjoy this premiere visit by guest conductor Václav …

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Jonathan Woody World Premiere, from Themes by Ignatius Sancho

April 18 - May 22

H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody based on themes of Ignatius Sancho. Born on a ship carrying enslaved people in the Atlantic, Sancho was sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first …

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Ongoing

Heavenly Queens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EST

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and …

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. …

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Welcome to All the Pleasures! The Odes of Henry Purcell

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Free

Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.

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Consider Yourself Warned

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

17th century Venetian composer and performer Barbara Strozzi continues to be an anomaly to scholars today. She led a fascinating life in that she was an unmarried mother of four children, the illegitimate daughter of a courtly poet, and a wonderful composer whose work was unconnected to the church. Her thoughts speak through her music, …

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Tempesta di Mare Artist Recital: Adam Pearl | harpsichord

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 2 @ 11:30 pm EDT
$25

Artist Recital Series Adam Pearl | harpsichord French Pieces for Harpsichord APR 24–25 events & streaming thru MAY 2 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand Adam Pearl plays works from his recently released recording Le Clavecin Francaise on the Plectra label, an "astonishignly vivid portrait of a period in which the French school of composition …

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1:15 am

Midtown Concerts Presents Ensemble BREVE

April 29 @ 1:15 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Free

Sparkle & Elegance – Germany & France   An exploration of sparkling pieces composed by two of the most brilliant musical geniuses from the German Baroque – J. S. Bach and G. P. Telemann – as well as elegant suites illustrating the gracious style of the French Baroque by J. M. Leclair and F. Couperin. …

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7:30 pm

Exile and Connection (Thursday)

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Exile and Connection:  Stories of Jewish Musicians and their Contemporaries in Early Modern Europe Musicians and musicologists Liza Malamut and Rebecca Cypess, and Incantare Following the expulsion of the Jewish population from the Iberian peninsula in the fifteenth century, Jewish musicians resettled in various regions throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our story takes as its starting point the rich musical cultures fostered …

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Exile and Connection (Thursday)

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Exile and Connection:  Stories of Jewish Musicians and their Contemporaries in Early Modern Europe Musicians and musicologists Liza Malamut and Rebecca Cypess, and Incantare Following the expulsion of the Jewish population from the Iberian peninsula in the fifteenth century, Jewish musicians resettled in various regions throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our story takes as its starting point the rich musical cultures fostered …

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8:00 pm

Tafelmusik: Café Counterculture

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$10

Family members of all ages are invited for this trip down memory lane, featuring Tafelmusik’s baroque flair alongside folk favourites by Joni Mitchell and Simon and Garfunkel. It’s 1730s Leipzig, Germany. J.S. Bach and his colleagues gather at Zimmerman’s coffee house for weekly concerts featuring the new music of the day. Fast forward to Toronto …

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