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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
March 6, 2014

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
      The Sebastians
      Stile Antico
    ♦  Trinity's Lamentatio Festival
    ♦  Legêne-Kuiken-Haas Trio
    ♦  Les Délices
    ♦  Clarion Music Society
      TENET's TENEbrae
    ♦  Church of the Resurrection
    ♦  Repast Baroque Ensemble
    ♦  ARTEK
      Brooke Bryant, Sally Sanford, and Cecilia Lam

♦  Midtown Concerts

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Of Special Interest

PurcellAbout 30 summers ago, I (this is Gene writing) was walking along a path at the Pinewoods Camp early music workshop when I heard the most poignant, beautiful, but strange sounds wafting through the air.  I hurried towards the source, prepared to scold the musicians for weirdly improvising or playing repertoire-- beautiful as it was-- alien to our week dedicated to early music.  Before me was a quartet of viols, led by the revered Grace Feldman, and I just stood there listening, transfixed.  Finally, I asked what they were playing.  "Purcell.  Four-part fantasias," said Grace.  At that time I had not yet heard those pieces, but I couldn't believe they had been written in the 17th century.  But indeed they were, within a span of just a few weeks during the summer of Purcell's twenty-first year.  Clearly, something magical had happened to the young man that summer (I have some conjectures), and this was the result.

On March 30th, we have a rare opportunity to hear these remarkable pieces-- not just the four-part, but ALL the Purcell fantasias for viola da gamba consort-- played by Parthenia and three guest artists.   Come prepared to be amazed, perhaps shocked, and likely moved to tears.

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 Event Listings
Eguez_ZanasiThe Americas Society & GEMS present
GEMAS – Early Music of the Americas

Spring 2014 Season

Eduardo Egüez, lute & Furio Zanasi, baritone
Saturday, March 8 at 7 pm
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at East 68th Street), Manhattan

Symphonie des DragonsAu Goût du Soldat
Wednesday, March 19 at 7 pm
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at East 68th Street), Manhattan

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Sebastian Chamber Players(4in)The Sebastians
Stylus fantasticus:
The new music of the 17th century from Italy

Featuring works by Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Frescobaldi, and others
Priscilla Herreid, recorder; Daniel Lee, violin; Dongmyung Ahn, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord

Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $10-$15
All Angels Church, 251 West 80th Street, between West End Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan

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Stile Antico (colour)(72dpi 5in)Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents
Stile Antico
The Phoenix Rising

Stile Antico pays homage to Tudor Church Music, an influential 1922 volume that unearthed a wealth of extraordinary music that had not been performed for centuries, but is today at the heart of the repertoire. Includes favorites by Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes, and Taverner.

Saturday, March 8 at 8 pm     Tickets: $35-$45
Discounts for Students and Seniors

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Manhattan

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Trinity_20131208_Messiah-15Explore Darkness & Light with LAMENTATIO
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & NOVUS NY

Julian Wachner, Music Director
Lamentatio features early Renaissance music juxtaposed with contemporary music by composers including Philip Glass, Shostakovich, Ginastera, Tallis, Dufay, Ockeghem and Nathan Shields.

Sundays: March 9-April 13, 5 pm     Tickets: $25
Take $5 off with the code gems5

Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, Manhattan

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Eva2(2.5)Wieland Kuijken(3in)Eva Legêne, recorders
Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Virtuoso Music of the Baroque

A rare New York City appearance of Legêne and Kuijken, performing sonatas, trio sonatas, and solo pieces by Bach (C.P.E. and J.S.), Rameau, Leclair, Couperin and Vivaldi.

Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $20-$35
Saint Paul and Saint Andrew Church, 263 West 86th Street and West End Avenue, Manhattan

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Les Delices_blue_med(4in)Five Boroughs Music Festival presents
Les Délices

Conversations galantes
Rarely heard instrumental gems from the salons of 1750's Paris featuring scintillating works from the French Rococo.

Friday, March 14 at 6:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$30
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens

Saturday, March 15 3 pm     Tickets: $15-$30
La Maison Française of New York University, 16 Washington Mews, Manhattan

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CLARION_Masks_2014Clarion Music Society's Masked Ball
Honoring world-renowned mezzo-soprano
Performances of Handel and Mozart arias by Ms. Graham and The Clarion Orchestra, Steven Fox, conductor

Dinner, silent and live auctions, Baroque dancing
led by the BALAM Dance Theatre
Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm
(Purchase tickets
here before March 10)
The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, Manhattan
Attire: Black tie, impossible to overdress.  
Bring your own mask or wear one of ours.
Click here for full details
TENET presents their 2014 TENEbrae Series
Continuing the series of five performances during Lent highlighting repertoire for Holy Week

TENET_Gesualdo singers(4in)Saturday, March 22 at 7 pm
Biber Mystery Sonatas
The Sebastians:
Daniel S. Lee, Alexander Woods violins;
Ezra Seltzer cello; Jeffrey Grossman harpsichord
Saturday, March 29 at 7 pm
Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday
TENET: Jolle Greenleaf, Luthien Brackett, Matthew Anderson, Jason McStoots, Thomas McCargar, Jonathan Woody with guest director Donald Meineke

Tickets: $20 - $50 (series subscriptions available)
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

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Church of Resurrection_choirResurrection Choir
Josquin des Prez
, Missa Ave Maris Stella
Mass of the Annunciation celebrated in Latin according to the use of Josquin's time with Gregorian Chant propers

Tuesday, March 25 at 8 pm     Donations accepted
Lecture at 5:30 pm by Professor Jennifer Bloxam, Williams College

Church of the Resurrection, 119 East 74th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Manhattan

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Repast 2(72dpi x 4.3in)forNewsletterRepast Baroque Ensemble
The Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach

Amelia Roosevelt & Beth Wenstrom, baroque violins; Jessica Troy, baroque viola; John Mark Rozendaal, baroque cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord

Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm     Tickets: $12-$25
Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 pm
Concert followed by a wine and cheese reception

Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street, Manhattan

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ARTEK_2011(72dpi x 4in)ARTEK
with Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse
The Missing Link: Monteverdi to Mielczewski

Music from 17th century Italy, Poland, and Germany creating the "missing link" between Monteverdi and Bach.

Friday, March 28 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$50
Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm by Sara Ruhle Kyle

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street, Manhattan

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Bryant and LamBrooke Bryant and Sally Sanford, sopranos and Cecilia Lam, mezzo-soprano
Lenten Meditations
A Program of Musical Prayer, Repentance and Redemption
Music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Schein

Saturday, March 29 at 2 pm     Tickets: $10
Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

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Collage_PurcellParthenia with Joanna Blendulf, David Morris and Brent Wissick, viols
PURCELL: The complete fantasias for viol consort
Three fantasias in 3 parts; one each for 5, 6 and 7 viols; and nine fantasias in 4 parts that were all composed in the summer of 1680, when Purcell was barely 21 years old.

Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$40
The Church of Saint 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

ARTEK_Theresa_SalomonMarch 13: ARTEK
Virtuoso Violin Sonatas

Theresa Salomon, violin
Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord

Virtuoso violin sonatas by Giusepped Tartini (1692-1770) and Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713).  Theresa Salomon will be accompanied by ARTEK director Gwendolyn Toth on harpsichord.

Bartram Jennings Duo(4in)March 20: Bartram and Jennings Duo
Songs of Henry and William Lawes

Amy Bartram, soprano
Ekko Jennings, lute 
Songs by the 17th-century English composers and brothers Henry and William Lawes, plus lute instrumentals from the period.

Looking ahead:
March 27: Ensemble Breve
Musica Extravaganza: A Feast of Ornamental Works from 17th and 18th Century Italy
     Recorder, traverso, harpsichord, cello
April 3: Diderot String Quartet
Quartets of Mozart and Haydn
     Violins, viola, cello

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

Saturday, March 8 at 7 pm - TENEbrae: The Antioch Chamber Ensemble, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Sunday, March 9 at 3 pm - Central City Chorus, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Monday, March 10 at 7:30 pm - Burning River Baroque, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Monday, March 10 at 8 pm - Irish Baroque Orchestra, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, NYC
Saturday, March 15 at 7 pm - TENEbrae: TENET, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Saturday, April 12 at 7 pm - Canticum Novum, The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, NYC

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