Music Before 1800 presents: Winter Wassail

The Riverside Church (Assembly Hall) 490 Riverside Dr., New York

Bjarte Eike director and violin Steven Player writer, narrator and guitar Emi Ferguson flute and mezzo soprano Bill Barclay stage director Music Before 1800 brings to the holiday season a new touring concert based on music and stories of a forgotten tradition. Loosely based on Ben Jonson’s Christmas, His Masque, performed at the court of …

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The Chevalier: The Life & Music of Joseph Bologne

United Palace Theater 4140 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

Featuring: The Harlem Chamber Players Brendon Elliott violin Actors from Concert Theatre Works Written and Directed by Bill Barclay MB1800 is proud to present the NYC premier of this global touring production, featuring our first-ever collaboration with our neighbors, The Harlem Chamber Players, in a landmark performance at the sumptuous United Palace on 175th St. …

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Music Before 1800 presents: The Marian Consort

Corpus Christi Church (NYC) 529 West 121st Street, New York, United States

Rory McCleery Artistic Director In his own time an important music theorist, Lusitano’s reputation and music have both been neglected in ours. As so often with musical figures of the Renaissance, many of the details of his life remain unknown. We can, however, be reasonably confident that he was the first published composer of African …

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Music Before 1800 presents: Mali Before 1800 with Ballaké Sissoko & Derek Gripper

Corpus Christi Church (NYC) 529 West 121st Street, New York, United States

A Collaboration with the World Music Institute Ballaké Sissoko kora Derek Gripper guitar Malian virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko has taken over the mantle of the greatest touring kora player. Derek Gripper is South Africa’s leading guitarist whose love of the kora set him transcribing and recording some of its greatest works, changing the face of classical …

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Music Before 1800 presents: Constantinople & Accademia del Piacere

Corpus Christi Church (NYC) 529 West 121st Street, New York, United States

Kiya Tabassian setar and voice Fahmi Alqhai viola da gamba The 15th and 16th Century have been described as the golden age of Spanish music, but they were also without a doubt the golden age of Persian and central Asian music. This concert’s journey from Spain to Iran brings into dialogue the music of the …

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Music Before 1800 presents: La Morra (NYC debut!)

Corpus Christi Church (NYC) 529 West 121st Street, New York, United States

Doron Schleifer voice Ivo Haun de Oliveira voice Corina Marti recorders & clavicembalum Michał Gondko plectrum lute Vojtěch Jakl fiddle Following its legacy of giving New York premieres to the world’s elite ensembles, MB1800 presents La Morra from Basel, Switzerland to close our 49th season. Under the joint artistic leadership of Corina Marti and Michał …

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