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Early Music New York

2012 - 2013  Subscription Series - 38th Season


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Istanpitta Artists -

Wayne Hankin - bagpipes, flutes, shawm
Lisle Kulbach - vielles, rebec, recorder
Christa Patton - shawms, bagpipes, harps, flutes
Yousif Sheronick - frame drums, nakers
Charles Weaver - plectrum lute, organistrum
Thomas Zajac - bagpipes, flutes, dulcimer, slide trumpet


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The Venue -

Cathedral of
Saint John the Divine -

Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
(Fall 2012 Concerts)
Adjacent to the Columbia University campus, the Cathedral is easily reached by public transportation: Buses M4, M11, M104; Subway #1 to 110th Street & Broadway. Parking is available in nearby garages.

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Fall 2012 ~ Medieval & Renaissance Chamber Ensemble

Medieval Bagpiper  Istanpitta
A Medieval Dance

Saturday, November 10 at 8 M
Sunday, November 11 at 2 P

Cathedral of St John the Divine

Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Medieval Drummer

Back by popular demand, instrumental medieval treasures from hauntingly provocative to viscerally energetic dances -Italian istanpittas, saltarelli, & trottos, French estampies, English rottas & ductias - are deftly performed by EM/NY’s superb instrumental-specialist ensemble performing on bagpipes, shawms, flutes, harp, rebec, vielle, with an astonishing array of frame (hand) drums!

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Tudor Christmas

English Carols, Motets &

Henry VIII playing the harp

Seasonal Pastimes


Sunday,   December 16 at 2 PM

Saturday, December 22 at 8 PM 

Sunday,   December 23 at 2 PM   

Tuesday,  December 25 at 2 PM *

Tuesday,  December 25 at 8 PM

Cathedral of St John the Divine

Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Holiday gifts from England’s Renaissance courts & chapels (reigns of Henry VII, VIII, Elizabeth I) including ‘medieval carowles,’ ‘masquing’ tunes composed by King Henry VIII (“Green Groweth the Holly”), with Advent, Nativity & Epiphany motets by William Cornysh, Christopher Tye & William Byrd – gleefully performed by EM/NY’s engaging men’s voices with virtuoso instrumental trio.


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Spring 2013 ~ Baroque & Classical Chamber Orchestra


Mediterranean Meditations

Angel playing viola

Madrigals & Monody of the Italian & Spanish Baroque

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8 PM  

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Central Park West at 68th St

Introducing EM/NY’s new, “best kept secret,” Lincoln Square performance venue, Maestro Renz programs pivotal early baroque works by Claudio Monteverdi along with his Neapolitan & Spanish counterparts, Francesco Provenzale, Cristoforo Caresana and others – festive instrumental canzonas, expressive madrigals and dramatic monody, both mundane & moralistic – with EM/NY’s choice ensemble of mixed voices, strings & winds.


London's Musical Bridge

The Charming Brute

The Enlightened English

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th St

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’s Chamber Orchestra performs repertoire of England’s 18th-century greats side by side with imported German counterparts – suites of John Avison & George Frederick Handel; select overtures by William Boyce & John Christian Bach; sinfonias by Thomas Arne & noted astronomer / discoverer of the planet Uranus, Frederick William Herschel.


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  • Choose any number of tickets to all FOUR programs (the full season) for $30 per ticket (25% savings), and receive additional benefits.
  • Choose any number of tickets to THREE programs for $35 per ticket (12% savings).
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  • Purchase single tickets at $40 each. *Dec. 25, 2PM matinee at $50 each.

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