Notes - Oct. 11, 2013
Cathedral of St. John the Divine -
Amsterdam Avenue at 112th StreetFirst Church of Christ, Scientist -
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.
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.
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FINAL WEEK OF THE 4th-TRIENNIAL NYC EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Early Music Foundation
(EMF) in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York
(PCI) presents the 4th-triennial New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC) “Pro Musica Polonica,” October 4-20, 2013
. An EMF Service-to-the-Field project, the Celebration (festival) showcases New York's historically-informed-performance artists, ensembles and presenters. Celebration 2013 includes select Polish artists as invited guests (with travel support by the PCI) while several New York ensembles will feature Polish repertoire. The festival includes more than twenty events in two weeks, presented by Carnegie Hall, Church of the Epiphany, Church of the Transfiguration, CUNY Graduate Center, Early Music Foundation, The Kosciuszko Foundation, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, The Morgan Library & Museum, Music Before 1800, along with self-presenting artists & ensembles.
Columbus Day - Oct. 14, at 5:00 pm - The Kosciuszko Foundation
will be presenting a lecture at The Kosciuszko Foundation
de-shrouding the myth surrounding the man who discovered America.
In THE SECRET IDENTITY OF COLUMBUS: PEASANT TO VICEROY IN 33 DAYS
Rosa sets out to prove that Columbus' history has never been examined or questioned, and is in fact misleading at best. Mr. Rosa's 22 year adventurous investigation involved the discovery of unknown facts regarding historical documents, the information that the supposedly Italian Columbus rarely even used the language in his correspondences, and the sheer impossibility of a peasant Columbus being able to marry into nobility and carry out his quest. In short, Columbus was no simple wool-weaver's son.
The event, an extension of The Kosciuszko Foundation's partnership with Early Music Foundation's New York Early Music Celebration 2013: Pro Musica Polonica
, is sure to raise thought-provoking inquiries into our assumed knowledge of Christopher Columbus, the man! Admission - Free.
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~ OPENING CONCERT ~
marking the Early Music Foundation 4th Triennial18th-century Classical Orchestra
I. POLONAISE! The Golden Age
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 PMCathedral of St. John the Divine
FREDERICK RENZ will conduct the EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK (EM/NY) classical
orchestra in festive polonaises, symphonies & divertimenti by
Lithuanian Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish composers Adam Haczewski, Jan Engel, Michał Orłowski, Michał Ogiński, and first modern performance of polonaises by Johan David Zander of Sweden.
corporate & private foundation funds for this performance
West Harlem Development Corp. of Tides FoundationThe Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundationand thePolish & Slavic Federal Credit Union
II. GOOD KING WENCESLAS:
Medieval/Renaissance Chamber Ensemble
A Bohemian Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 PMFirst Church of Christ, Scientist
All subsequent performances in December take place atCathedral of St. John the DivineSunday, 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
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.
_____________________________III. EAST OF THE ELBE: Telemann's Volksmusik
Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30 PMFirst Church of Christ, Scientist
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.
_____________________________IV. VOX SONAT: Echoes o'er the Alps
17th-century Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 PMFirst Church of Christ, Scientist
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, England and Sweden.
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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