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EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK - Frederick Renz, Director
~ Summer Events 2013 ~

Notes - May 15, 2013Early Notation

Thank You For This Season

Thanks for your support of Early Music New York’s 2013-2014 Subscription Concert Series. Your loyal attendance along with your generous contributions to the Early Music Foundation (EM/NY’s fiscal parent) has carried us through another successful season - our thirty-eighth!

We continue to perform in our first home at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine as ‘Artist in Residence.’ It was a pleasure to remount “Istanpitta: A Medieval Dance Band” as our opening presentation last autumn and a “Tudor Christmas” in the Cathedral was another sold-out holiday highlight.

Our spring orchestra performances in the Lincoln Square, First Church of Christ, Scientist, proved to be a grand success – both because of the excellent acoustics and its convenient West Side location.

We look forward to presenting our thirty-ninth season in both locations again – fall: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and spring: First Church of Christ, Scientist. Please look for dates and programs on our website. We’ll be issuing an informative e-notice soon.

Frederick Renz

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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, commencing Saturday May 18th.

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 unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, May 18 - at 3:00 PM only
Sunday, May 19
Saturday, June 1 - location to be announced
Sunday, June 2 - at 3:00 PM only
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9 - location to be announced
Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16 - at 3:00 PM only
Saturday, June 22 - with PSA poet (no NYHDC)
Sunday, June 23
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30
Continuing summer schedule will be listed in a subsequent e-notice.


A Medieval    
Dance Band    

rebec & lute

A performance by Early Music New York will be presented on June 15th at the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter, NY. For more information visit the Catskill Mountain Foundation website.

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

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