Bacchanalia: Upcoming concerts 2019 Season


Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Love’s Gentle Spring: baroque music for winds and strings

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

463 W 142nd St,  New York, NY 10031

A or #1 train to 145; M100 Bus

Laura Thompson, flute
Keith Underwood, flute
Dirk Wels, recorder
Francis Liu, violin
Louise Schulman, cittern, viola
Myron Lutzke, cello
Robert Wolinsky, harpsichord


  • F. Devienne:
    Prelude for two flutes in D minor
  • JM Leclair:
    Recreation de musique


  • M. Blavet:
    Prelude for two flutes in G major 
  • Devienne:
    Quartet for flute and strings
  • G. Ph. Telemann:
    Tafelmusik, Quartet in D minor

$25 suggested donation / $12 students and seniors

Reception to follow  


Saturday, November 10, 2019 - 8:00 PM

All-Bach Program

Our Saviour's Atonement Church

178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Bacchanalia baroque ensemble

Past Concerts

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Our Lady of Lourdes Church 

463 West 142nd street (between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues)

#1 train to 145th street; A train to 145th street; M100/M101 bus

$20 suggested donation, $10 students and seniors
Tickets available at the door

Laura Thompson, flute & piccolo
Dirk Wels, recorder
Dongmyung Ahn, violin
Gregor Kitzis, violin
Theresa Salomon, violin
Louise Schulman, viola
Myron Lutzke, cello
Robert Wolinsky, harpsichord

Music for winds and strings, including rarely heard flute concertos by Johann Joachim Quantz and Jacques-Christophe Naudot, plus Georg Philipp Telemann’s concerto for flute and recorder. The comical suite for strings "Burlesque of Don Quixote", also by Telemann, rounds out the program.

Reception to follow


Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble


Music for Flute and Strings


Named after Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, revelry and fun, Bacchanalia is an early music group devoted to spirited and authentic interpretations of baroque and early classical music on period instruments. 

Focused on music for flute and strings, Bacchanalia expands or contracts to accommodate the repertoire and aims to re-create the intimacy and elegance of musical performances of the 18th century. 

Bacchanalia gave its debut at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2002, and has been heard at venues in NYC such as the Riverside Church Christ Chapel Chamber Series, St. Francis of Assisi’s Midtown Concerts, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church Classical Concert Series, the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of the Transfiguration’s A Little Midday Music, Our Saviour’s Atonement MOSA Series, Sundays on the Island, and Trinity Church’s Music for the Spirit all in New York City.