King Manor Museum

Chamber Music Concerts

A series of salon concerts featuring the music of Rufus King's lifetime presented in a historic period room setting.

King Manor's concert series is sponsored by Astoria Bank.


6:00 p.m. - Wine & light refreshments
6:30 p.m. -
Concert

Tickets: $25-35 advance, $30-40 door
Buy the entire series for $90, until April 1.

To view the series flyer, or to purchase tickets by check, click here.


Anima: A Cabinet of Wonders
Friday, April 10, 2015, 6-7:30 p.m.

Anima features soprano Beth Anne Hatton, Baroque violinist Vita Wallace, viola da gambist and lirone player Motomi Igarashi and harpist Christa Patton. The group specializes in music for small ensemble and voice from the Baroque and late Renaissance, played on period instruments. This program will feature pieces from the Netherlands, England, Spain and across Italy.

Ostraka with special guest Molly Quinn
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6-7:30 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Five Boroughs Music Festival

Ostraka features viol player Josh Lee and lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, with special guest soprano Molly Quinn. The program, Le Parnasse Francais: Virtuosic music for voice, viol, and lutes, includes works by Rameau, Guedron, Lully, Marais & Boismortier.

An Evening at Home
with our Founding Fathers

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

This special program will transport audience members back in time to an evening at home in ca. 1800 New York. Dongsok Shin and Leah Gale Nelson perform music published in London during Rufus King's tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain (1796-1803), music also found in the vast library of President Thomas Jefferson. The program will include works for piano and violin by M. Clementi, J.C. Bach, W.A. Mozart, as well as songs by Francis Hopkinson. Dancers in full period costume and historical readings will enhance the evening.

Shin and Nelson will perform on period instruments, including King Manor's fortepiano.

Diderot String Quartet
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Diderot String Quartet features violinists Johanna Novom and Adriane Post, violist Kyle Miller and cellist Paul Dwyer. The ensemble will perform the program, Haydn and Mozart: Quartet Correspondence, on period instruments.

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2015 Concerts