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(917) 733-9863

New York, New York

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MB1800, a NYC institution, is the city’s longest-running (and first independent) series devoted exclusively to early music. Since the series’ inception, concerts have been presented at Corpus Christi Church in Morningside Heights, giving audiences a uniquely satisfying experience. Louise Basbas is the founder and director of the series. The New Yorker praised MB1800, calling it “the essential series” and “Gotham’s flagship early-music presenter.” Time Out New York remarked: “The resonant acoustics of Corpus Christi Church will deliver you into your own personal solitude…. Few other venues can claim this fusion of strong programming and quality auditory surroundings.”


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