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2013- 2014  Subscription Series ~ 39th Season

Notes - July 1, 2013Early Notation


Cathedral of St. John the Divine -
 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

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 on 112th and 114th Streets.

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

Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Ave. M7 & M11 bus lines; subways B & C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) & #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along W. 68th and W. 66th Streets.

For information regarding disability access 212-280-0330.

During The Summer Months

Four Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter by contemporary American artist Philip Haas, inspired by the 16th-century Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
We are pleased to announce performances by members of

Early Music New York
and the
New York Historical
Dance Company

(NYBG) on select weekends throughout the summer months, continuing through Sunday September 8th.

Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden

Enjoy a rich repertoire of the music and dance of the Italian Renaissance period as presented by members of Early Music New York, Frederick Renz - Director and the New York Historical Dance Company (NYHDC). Dancers wear costumes and musicians play historical instruments to reproduce the sights and sounds of this period. Learn about the music and instruments compared to their modern counterparts. On select performance days, immerse yourself in the arts as acclaimed poets read translations of 16th-century romantic and botanically inspired works, arranged in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America (PSA).

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything--from food and medicine to cosmetics--through a stunning re-creation of Europe's first botanical garden in Padua and surprising displays of healing plants featuring research by several NYBG experts. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals.

Half-hour performances at 1:00 & 3:00 PM in Ross Hall.

Saturdays & Sundays -

   July 20 & 21
   July 27* & 28
   August 3 & 4
   August 10 & 11
   August 17 & 18
   August 24 & 25
   September 7 & 8
* with PSA poet, no NYHDC

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Classical Orchestra
I. POLONAISE! The Golden Age

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St John the Divine

marking the
Early Music Foundation
4th Triennial
New York Early Music Celebration 2013 Pro Musica Polonica
in partnership with the
Polish Cultural Institute New York
with support by the
West Harlem Local Development Corporation of Tides Foundation

FREDERICK RENZ conducts the EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK (EM/NY) classical orchestra in festive polonaises, symphonies & divertimenti by Lithuanian Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish composers Adam Haczewski and Wojciech Dankowski and first modern performance of polonaises by Johan David Zander of Sweden.

Medieval/Renaissance Chamber Ensemble
II. GOOD KING WENCESLAS: A Bohemian Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist

All subsequent performances in December take place at
Cathedral of St John the Divine

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Recorded by EM/NY in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the repertoire on the CD "A Bohemian Christmas" serves as a point of departure for this year's holiday program. Cathedral Artist in Residence, Early Music New York will celebrate another joyous holiday season, bringing in its thirty-ninth New Year to traditionally sold-out performances in the month of December.

18th-Century Baroque Orchestra
III. EAST OF THE ELBE: Telemann's Volksmusik

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist

Frederick Renz conducts Georg Philipp Telemann suites and concerti influenced by the folk music of Eastern Europe. In 1704 Telemann received an invitation to become Kapellmeister for the court of Count Erdmann II of Promnitz at Żary, in Poland. This new position allowed him to hear and study Polish and Moravian folk music, which fascinated and inspired him.  Also on the program - Johann Sebastian Bach's "Polonaise" for flute & orchestra.

17th-Century Chamber Ensemble
IV. VOX SONAT: Echoes o'er the Alps

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist

In 1588, a collection of Italian madrigals was published with English words entitled "Musica Transalpina" to satisfy a new taste and voracious appetite of England's elite. This title could just as easily, or perhaps, more fittingly, be applied to the prodigious practice of Italian composer/musicians being called to foreign courts in Austria, Germany, Poland and England.

Frederick Renz handpicks virtuoso singer soloists, engages its principal strings and continuo (lute, guitar, harp accompaniment) to recreate evocative 17th-century echoes from across the Alps.

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