Click to view this email in a browser

a revered institution - The New York Times

2018 - 2019 ~ NYC Subscription Concerts ~ 44th Season

Notes - August 1, 2018

Early Notation


 
Third Stop:
Germany,
Land of Bachs
 
Not every “Grand Tourist” included Germany on his itinerary, but those who did could scarcely have avoided the music of some Bach or other. Whichever the century, there were Bachs in many corners of the land, creating music (and more Bachs).
 
Bach Family Crest From Germany

Bach Family Crest

The Bach family tree reveals a kind of bell curve, with Johann Sebastian (fifth generation) at the apex. Succeeding him, four of his sons – chips off the old Bach, as it were – achieved varying degrees of fame, eclipsing the old man in their own time. A few generations later, Felix Mendelssohn would resurrect J.S. Bach’s reputation, relegating his sons to the sidelines. Nowadays, without taking anything away from J.S., modern audiences have come to appreciate the music of the four younger Bachs – Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian III.

That J.S. had two sons named Johann should not imply that he simply lost track of names while channeling his creativity into procreativity on the way to having 20 children. The name Johann (or Johannes) appears more than 50 times over three centuries of Bachs, so it’s easier to tell them apart by their second names…though even that isn’t foolproof: Johann Sebastian had an uncle, at least two first cousins (once removed), a brother and a nephew, all named Johann Christoph, which may explain why his son has a third given name.

Indeed, for about two years at the end of his life, Johann Sebastian had a grandson also named Johann Sebastian Bach, who would grow up to be not a musician, but a painter.
 

 
VENUES

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th
Street
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist; Photo: Elliot Kaufman

Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th Street and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subways C to 72nd Street at Central Park West (70th Street exit) & #1 to 66th Street at Broadway. Parking garages are available along West 68th and West 66th Streets. For information regarding disability access call 212-280-0330.
At your serviceFor a listing of restaurants near West 68th Street in Lincoln Square, click here.
 
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street

548px-StJohnTheDivineWilliamPorto

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. For information regarding disability access call 212-280-0330.
At your service
For a listing of restaurants near the Cathedral and Columbia University, click  here.
 


Early Music New York® is a registered trademark of  Early Music Foundation.
The Grand Tour

In centuries past, people of means would devote a year or more to THE GRAND TOUR, traveling throughout Europe to broaden their appreciation of art, culture and western civilization.

This season, Frederick Renz guides Early Music New York in its own version of THE GRAND TOUR.

 
FALL 2018
 
FRANCE ~ Lully to Rameau
baroque chamber orchestra

Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm

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

 
Lully and Rameau are the twin peaks of the French baroque, masters of opera and the dance. Their instrumental suites abound with airs, allemandes, bourrées, gavottes, gigues, menuets, sarabandes and other baroque dance sensations. Works by colleagues such as Rebel (featuring his programmatic Les Elemens) round out this French experience.
 
ENGLAND & THE COLONIES
Colonial Christmas

mixed ensemble

 
Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm

Sunday, December 23th at 2 pm

Two performances Christmas Day:
   Tuesday, December 25th at 2 pm & 5 pm

Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Amsterdam Avenue & 112th Street  
 
EM/NY’s annual holiday appearances at the festooned Cathedral of St. John the Divine are perennial sold-out events. Dr. Renz presents stirring 18th-century New England shape-note anthems and hymns heartily sung by his men’s vocal ensemble, generously spiked with English country dance tunes played by a lively band of fiddle, flute, and bass.
SPRING 2019

GERMANY ~ Bach Progeny
classical
chamber orchestra

Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm 

First Church of Christ, Scientist
 
With a great composer for a father, best to learn everything he knows, then go one’s own way. Johann Sebastian Bach’s four composer sons distinguished themselves in an evolving musical landscape. Works by Bach progeny Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian show just how far apples can fall from the tree.
 
ITALY ~ Corelli to Vivaldi
baroque chamber orchestra

 
Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm 
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist
 
EM/NY concludes its Grand Tour with spring in sunny Italy, where the light that pervades its visual art suffuses its music as well. Corelli and Vivaldi concertos, sinfonias and overtures will frame a program enriched by contributions from such composers as Domenico Scarlatti (his virtuosic keyboard sonatas recast as concerti grossi by Charles Avison).
 
for more information visit EarlyMusicNY.org


RESERVED SEATING TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
 
  • Choose any number of tickets to all FOUR program titles at $30 per ticket (25% savings), and receive additional benefits:
• Best same-seats for all programs
• Ticket exchanges for other dates
 
  • Choose any number of tickets to any THREE program titles at $35 per ticket (12% savings).
  • Purchase single reserved seat tickets at $40 each. Dec. 25th, 2 pm matinee tickets at $50 each.
  • Students $20 half hour prior to performance at the door.
Call the Box Office: 212-280-0330
Use Secure Website: EarlyMusicNY.org
 

Early Music New Yorks subscription season is made
possible in part with public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council,
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs          New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo,
the New York State Legislature
and the generosity of
EMFs Friends of Early Music.

 
Become a Friend of Early Music
 
Only with your extraordinary support do we continue our mission - fostering historically informed performances of early music in New York City - despite severe federal, state and city cutbacks. We are grateful for your tax deductible contribution that can be made by calling us directly at 212-280-0330 or online via our Events & Tickets page at EarlyMusicNY.org
 

 
Call For Volunteers
 
Throughout the season, we sometimes find ourselves in need of extra help. As a volunteer, you might be taking tickets, seating audience members or selling CDs, among other duties. In exchange, you get to hear the concert for free. If you are able to volunteer, please call 212-280-0330 or email us through our contact page at EarlyMusicNY.org
 

 
Safe Senders List
 
To ensure you continue to receive our e-mails, please add either the "from" address that the e-mail you received came from; or, add the domains @earlymusicny.org and @mail.vresp.com to your e-mail "Safe Senders" list. Instructions can be found here.
 

 
Your Comments
 
Join our mailing list, request information, or send us a comment at  EarlyMusicNY.org
 

Early Music Foundation, 10 West 68th St, NY, NY 10023   Tickets: 212-280-0330 or EarlyMusicNY.org



Click to view this email in a browser

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Early Music Foundation
10 West 68th Street
New York, New York 10023
US

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Non-Profits Email Free with VerticalResponse!