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Sound the Trumpet - Early Music New York - 40th Anniversary Season
EMNY 40th Anniversary Season
EM/NY's 40th Anniversary Season Final Performance

Notes - April 21, 2015Early Notation


Highlighting 40 Years

Ludus Paschalis: Resurrection Play of Tours - Chanticleer with Frederick Renz, Guest Director
Frederick Renz directs Chanticleer in his music score and staged reconstruction of the medieval "Resurrection Play of Tours" Listen on Youtube

Le Roman de Fauvel 1977
Staged medieval production of "Le Roman de Fauvel." Top right: cast member Jeanne Lamon (Artistic Director of Canada's noted baroque orchestra Tafelmusik), with Frederick Renz. Bottom: instrumentalists from left to right, David Hart, Wendy Gillespie, Jean Lamon, Frederick Renz. See FR's article « Producing Le Roman de Fauvel », Early Music, Oxford University Press, 5:1, 1977, p. 24-26.

Interview with Eugenia Zuckerman
Eugenia Zuckerman interviewing Frederick Renz for CBS News Sunday Morning. Renz has been interviewed by the three major national broadcast news networks.

Daniel and the Lions at Spoleto Festival
EM/NY's production of Daniel and the Lions (The Play of Daniel) touring worldwide with 250+ performances. In addition to 'Daniel,' Frederick Renz has produced the oeuvre of extant medieval dramas.  Listen on Youtube

Royal Fireworks Trumpets at Wolftrap Festival
EM/NY's Orchestra of Original Instruments performing Handel's Royal Fireworks at Wolftrap gala, accompanied by an historical fireworks display produced by the lineal descendant of the original, 18th-century pyrotechnics engineer, Gaetano Ruggeri.

Platée at BAM - Renz with Renée Fleming
Maestro Frederick Renz (2nd from R.) conducting Rameau's opera, Platée, staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with his EM/NY Orchestra of Original Instruments and Renée Fleming (2nd from L.) in the title role.

Ex cathedra titles of EM/NY
EM/NY producing a catalog of CD and DVD albums on the Ex cathedra records label in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SPRING 2015 —
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street

National Styles Unfurled
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Trumpeter by Willem van Mieris, 1700Welcoming spring, EM/NY first chair players perform favorite 17th-century chamber works by Jean-Baptiste Lully – FRANCE, Gaspar Sanz - SPAIN, Henry Purcell – ENGLAND, Heinrich Biber, Johann Schmelzer and Johann Joseph Fux – AUSTRIA, Johann Rosenmueller, Johann Pachelbel – GERMANY, Arcangelo Corelli, Giuseppe Torelli – ITALY, and Jacob van Eyck – HOLLAND, each to illustrate blossoming national styles and performed at the acoustically superb Beaux-Arts venue in Lincoln Square.

Performing Artists: Aaron Brown - violin, Rachel Evans - viola, Daniel Lee - violin, Daphna Mor - recorders (flauti dolci & flute de voix), Jason Priset - theorbo & baroque guitar, Frederick Renz - harpsichord & chamber organ, Ezra Seltzer - violoncello.
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
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Frederick Renz - Robert de Vos - James Kowalski

Left to Right:
Maestro Frederick Renz, Founder/Director of Early Music New York; Ambassador Robert de Vos, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in NY and The Very Reverend Doctor James Kowalski, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine attending Dutch Christmas performance, December 21, 2014.

Maestro Frederick Renz conducting
                          photo by Shelby Lewis

Giving thanks to our loyal audience for a SOLD-OUT EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK orchestra performance on November 22 (St. Cecilia's Day) celebrating the 40th anniversary season with Maestro Frederick Renz, Founding Director of the Early Music Foundation.

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