Wealthy English and Dutch music lovers of Margrieta van Varick’s time would have known songs inspired by images of water and seafaring, “picture-music” inspired by their surroundings, and a variety of instrumental dances. In this concert, harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire and tenor Rufus Müller will perform selections from these genres, including songs by Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, as well as Dutch and English songs and dances that were taken up by the great Virginalist School of seventeenth-century keyboard composers, including William Byrd and Jan Peterzoon Sweelinck.This event includes a pre-concert tour of the exhibition with Rebecca Allan, beginning at 2:00 pm The concert begins at 3:00 pm, followed by a reception with the artists. Rebecca Allan is head of education at the Bard Graduate Center. She is also a painter whose most recent exhibition was held at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Bradley Brookshire is an internationally recognized interpreter of Bach’s harpsichord repertoire and a professor of music at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Rufus Müller is an widely acclaimed performer of opera and oratorio, and recital, and an assistant professor of music at Bard College.