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WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces

in collaboration with The Juilliard School

Wednesday November 2 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
In-person event


Take a respite from your busy work day with the glories of classical music.

Hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from some of classical music’s best-loved composers in The Greene Space. Leave the emails, phone calls, and stress behind, and settle in for an hour of musical serenity with a performance by Juilliard415 – the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble.

These free concerts take place the first Wednesday of every month through June. Learn more here.

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Vivaldi and the Venetians:  Virtuoso chamber music from the Venetian Baroque 

Dario Castello (fl. early half of 17th century)

Sonata decima sesta, a 4 per stromenti d’arco from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II (Venice, 1629)


Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690)

Sonata in D, Op. 10 No. 18 from La Cetra; Libro Quarto di Sonate a due, tre o quattro stromenti  (Venice, 1673)


Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)

Trio Sonata in D Minor from 6 Sinfonie à due, o à tre


Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)

Trio Sonata no. 1 in D minor from Suonate a tre (Venice, 1694)






Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Chamber Concerto in G Minor “La Notte” RV 104


                Fantasmi (Presto)

                Largo – Andante


                Il Sonno (Largo)




About Juilliard415

Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 are Harry Bicket, William Christie, the late Christopher Hogwood, Monica Huggett, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Jordi Savall, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, and Masaaki Suzuki. Juilliard415 tours extensively in the U.S. and abroad, with notable appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival, Leipzig Bachfest, and Utrecht Early Music Festival (where Juilliard was the first-ever conservatory-in-residence). With its frequent musical collaborator, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the ensemble has performed throughout Italy, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the U.K. Recent milestones include fully-staged productions of Cavalli’s La Calisto and Handel’s Radamisto, a tour of Charpentier’s Actéon, and concerts in New York and Miami of incidental music to Shakespeare plays in collaboration with the Juilliard Drama Division. It has also offered the rare opportunity to hear both Bach Passions in successive months.


Event Details

1 hour
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York , NY United States

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