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GEMS Presents La Tour Baroque Duo: The Scotch Humour, 11/29

GEMS (Gotham Early Music Series) presents a free concert, "La Tour Baroque Duo: The Scotch Humour" on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:15pm at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street), New York, NY.

La Tour Baroque Duo features Michel Cardin on theorbo and Tim Blackmore on recorder.

With the restoration of the Stuarts to the English throne in 1660 there began a vogue for Scottish music, and by 1730 Scottish fiddle tunes and songs were being set to figured bass in an art-music style. ‘The Scotch Humor’ is a delightful program of sonatas and variations on Scottish airs by lesser-known Scottish composers James Oswald, Charles McLean, Alexander Munro and William McGibbon, as well as by Francesco Geminiani and Francesco Maria Veracini.

Midtown Concerts offers workers in midtown as well as the general public the opportunity to enjoy high-quality performances of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in a convenient, comfortable, acoustically superb venue. Tickets are not necessary; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free-will donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

This is part of a weekly series of free 35-minute concerts, every Thursday at 1:15 p.m.

No tickets required; seating first-come, first-served. For more information, go to or call 212/866-0468.

Photo Credit: Rod Stears

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