Boston Baroque, one of this country's leading period-instrument ensembles, performs its Grammy-nominated interpretation of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, under the leadership of music director Martin Pearlman. With its extraordinary beauty and scale, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine provides a dramatic setting for the Vespers, which, in its own time, brilliantly exploited the spatial and acoustical possibilities of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. The performance marks both the 400th anniversary of the Vespers' publication and Boston Baroque's first appearance in New York in 25 years. Please note: Patron tickets, including a champagne reception with the artists, are available from Boston Baroque. For more information call 617-484-9200 ext. 118.