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Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation brings Great Music between Fall and Spring every year. Check out our 2016-2017 season brochure or peruse the concerts and events page, and please consider becoming a member of the Great Friends of Music Guild.

2016- 2017 Season Press Release

MMPAF Bach Tour 2017
NEXT EVENT: THE APPLE HILL STRING QUARTET
MMPAF Concerts The Apple Hill String Quartet
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel

Since its founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire and for new and commissioned works by outstanding composers as well. Apple Hill’s innovative outreach program Playing for Peace focuses on social change and conflict resolution through music in areas where there is conflict, particularly the Middle East.

Apple Hill’s program will include the premiere of Presences, a new work by John Harbison for cello, string quartet and string bass commissioned in memory of David Anderson, a young student cellist who studied at Apple Hill.

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UPCOMING EVENT: "ST. JOHN" PASSION, BWV 245 – The Choir of New College
ST JOHN PASSION, BWV 245, The Choir of New College
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Choir of New College, Oxford, comes to the United States for the first time since the appointment of its new director, Robert Quinney. With renowned period-instrument ensemble, The English Concert Players, New College Choir performs J. S. Bach’s timeless setting of the Passion according to St. John, first heard in Leipzig in 1724, and now an established masterwork of the choral repertoire. With sixteen boy choristers and fourteen adult clerks, the Choir of New College, Oxford, established in 1379, is one the most celebrated and acclaimed choral ensembles in the UK. The English Concert Players enjoys an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire.

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UPCOMING EVENT: ARVO PÄRT: PASSIO
ST JOHN PASSION, BWV 245, The Choir of New College
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The music of the extraordinary Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has been described as mystical, hypnotic and transcendent, earning him the label “modern mystic.” For the past five years, he has been the most performed living composer in the world. His Passio (1982), a setting of St. John’s Passion in Latin, was inspired by the austerity of medieval monophonic settings of the Passion, but infused with Pärt's individual, compelling harmonic style.

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GEN Concert Series

Now in its seventeenth 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. Admission is free.

Click here for the full schedule of concerts.

 
 
 
 
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