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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,600 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
January 16, 2014

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
The Australian Haydn Quartet
      David Shuler, organ
The Choir of Corpus Christi Church
    ♦  The Colonials
    ♦  Abendmusik
Grand Harmonie
    ♦  Baroque and Beyond Workshop
    ♦  Quicksilver
    ♦  ACRONYM

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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CMA(3in)Chamber Music America is the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. CMA's members are thousands of individual musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, composers, educators and others in the national chamber music community.   CMA serves this national constituency by providing access to an array of professional resources and benefits, professional development seminars, and grants and awards.  GEMS is pleased to be exhibiting and representing New York's early music community for the seventh year at CMA's annual National Conference this weekend,  It's a great opportunity to connect with presenters, managers and other chamber music professionals across the country.  Executive Director Gene Murrow and GEMS' newly-appointed Artist Representative Christian Kriegeskotte will be showing the colors for the home team.

Midtown Concerts schedule updates
There are three concerts in the upcoming Midtown Concerts schedule that have changed since we printed the brochure.  The dates with changed ensembles are February 27, March 13, and March 27.  Please have a look at the Midtown Concerts website for the most up-to-date schedule.
Of Special Interest

The NYC early music concert scene has seen a resurgence of new ensembles in the last few years, in part due to Juilliard's Historical Performance program, and many of them are doing very interesting work.  There are a number of upcoming concerts by relatively new ensembles, including The Australian Haydn Quartet on January 17, The Colonials on January 29, Grand Harmonie on February 8, and ACRONYM on February 10.

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 Event Listings
agrippina-postcard_original illustration by Tomi Umoperamission presents
Handel’s Agrippina

Jennifer Peterson, conductor
Full baroque orchestra with Daniel Lee, concertmaster
Featured singers:
Karen Driscoll, soprano (Agrippina); Paul Goodwin-Groen, bass (Claudio); Marcy Richardson, soprano (Poppea); José Lemos, countertenor (Ottone); Kimberly Sogioka, mezzo-soprano (Nerone)

Thursday, January 16 at 7 pm
Saturday, January 18 at 3 pm
Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm     Tickets: $40-$80

15th Century Ducal Library of the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues), Manhattan

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Marc Destrube_colourThe Australian Haydn Quartet
with Marc Destrubé, violin & 
Members of Juilliard Historical Performance

Les Hémisphères Réunis — the hemispheres reunited
Works by Rameau, Haydn, Boccherini and Mandelssohn

Friday, January 17 at 7 pm     Tickets: $10-$20
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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David Shuler_playing organDavid Shuler, organ
When Bach Met Buxtehude
Music of both composers, demonstrating Buxtehude’s profound influence on Bach

Thursday, January 23 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$20
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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Louise Basbas_photo by Richard Termine(72dpi 3.5in)Music Before 1800 presents
The Choir of Corpus Christi Church
Alma Redemptoris Mater: An Homage to Mary
Louise Basbas, director

Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$45
$10 student rush tickets at the door
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
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colonials_cartoon(3.5in)The Colonials
Classical Cabaret
featuring guest artist William Schimmel
A cabaret-style evening of vocal chamber work premiers

Wednesday, January 29 at 8 pm     Tickets: $10-$15
The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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The British Invasion!
England’s Influence in Northern Germany

Works by Dowland, Brade, Byrd, Simpson, Scheidt, Bleier, Schop, Schultz and more.  Featuring mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek & tenor Donald Meineke.

Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $10-$20
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 65th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan

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Grand Harmonie_trumpeterGrand Harmonie
Brass Harmonie
A lively showcase performance of rare brass instruments, including keyed bugles, valveless or “natural” horns, early trombone, and a fascinating invention called the trompette demilune, a crescent-shaped trumpet that allows the player to use complicated hand-stopping techniques most often employed by hornists.

Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $10-$20
Church of the Transfiguration, One East 29th Street at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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Dale StuckenbruckBaroque... and Beyond
Workshop series with Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, violin
A musical journey of the Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic periods for string and keyboard players.

Reserve your space by Saturday, February 8
Workshops will be held on March 9, April 6, and June 8, 4-6 pm
Fee for all three workshops: $150

The Waldorf School of Garden City, 225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY

Reserve your spot by email or call 516-375-6266
Quicksilver (4.5in)Music Before 1800 presents

The Early Moderns: Extravagant and Inventive New Music of the 17th Century from Italy and Germany
Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$45
$10 student rush tickets at the door

Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
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Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali

The launch of a new twelve-member string band, celebrating the release of two new recordings.

Monday, February 10 at 8 pm    
Tickets: FREE (donations gratefully accepted)
Wine & Cheese reception to follow the concert

Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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Midtown LogoMidtown Concerts
Thursdays at 1:15 pm
October 10, 2013 through June 12, 2014

Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street

Please see our website for the most up-to-date schedule for the rest of the season.

Trefoil_2013-0373(3in)January 23: Trefoil
Je chanterai pour mon cher ami: Music of Dufay and Binchois
Drew Minter, countertenor & harp
Mark Rimple, countertenor & lute
Marcia Young, soprano & harp

With lute, harps, and its “clear, otherworldly harmonies” (The New York Times), Trefoil sings and plays the poignant love songs of Guillaume Dufay and Gilles Binchois.

 Concitato(3.6in)January 30: Concitato
Violin Fireworks Around Austria
Joan Plana, baroque violin
Ezra Seltzer, baroque cello
Ignacio Prego, harpsichord

This recital represents a little jewel box in the stylus phantasticus violin music from the time of the Habsburgs. The program will embark on a tour around some of the most important court musical establishments, in order to rediscover an “Austrian Violin School” that was filled with influences from the Italian, French, German, and Spanish monarchies’ tastes.

Opera Feroce(3.5in) 2February 6: Opera Feroce
Magdalene's Decision
     Voices, violin, gamba, harpsichord
The struggle between sacred and profane love played itself out in the churches, salons, and theaters of the Renaissance and Baroque. Opera Feroce bring this argument to life in selections by Bononcini centering on Mary Magdalene, the symbol par excellence of humankind’s battle to be good in spite of so many compelling reasons to be bad!

Looking ahead:
February 13: Abendmusik, An Afternoon in the German Baroque Style
     Violins, gambas, harpsichord
February 20: SIREN Baroque, Courts to Convents: Women All-Stars of the Baroque II
     Sopranos, violins, cello, harpsichord

Other Upcoming Events... (click on the date for more info)

Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm - Opera Lafayette, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC
Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm - Riverside Symphony, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

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