Tue, June 23, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Twelve Nights Festival: Trecento to Josquin

Trinity Church

Trinity Wall Street presents 12 Nights Festival, this year featuring 16 free early music concerts in 12 days and nights. With a nod to Trinity’s former Twelfth Night Festival, and with a focus on Trinity’s signature innovative performances of both new and old music, the 12 Nights Festival will alternate with the Time’s Arrow Festival each year.

The festival begins in 2020 with early music performances including Rameau’s opera Dardanus, staged by director John La Bouchardière, as well as concerts of Handel’s Deborah, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, a concert curated by Jonathan Woody, and a complete cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets performed by the Grammy-winning Attacca Quartet in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday.

Free
Jonathan Woody, curator

Location

Trinity Church

74 Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006

directions

Featured Recordings

  • Israel In Egypt
  • J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Motets
  • Julian Wachner: Symphony No. 1
  • Missa Gentis Humanae
  • The Snow Lay on the Ground

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