Notes - August 12, 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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Summer Weekends at the Garden
Early Music New York
We are pleased to announce performances by members of
and the New York Historical
(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 - August 17 & 18
August 24 & 25
September 7 & 8
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18th-Century Classical Orchestra
I. POLONAISE! The Golden Age
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 PMCathedral of St. John the Divine
~ GALA CONCERT ~
marking the Early Music Foundation 4th Triennial
in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York
with support by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation
of Tides Foundation
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.
_____________________________II. GOOD KING WENCESLAS: A Bohemian Christmas
Medieval/Renaissance Chamber Ensemble
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 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.
- 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
- Choose any number of tickets to THREE
program titles at $35 per ticket (12%
• Ticket exchanges for other dates
- Purchase single tickets at $40 each. †Dec. 25, 2PM
matinee at $50
This concert series is made possible in part with
public funds from
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
York State Council on the Arts
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
New York State Legislature,
and the generosity
EMF's Friends of Early Music.