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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,300 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
April 19, 2012

In This Issue

  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
Juilliard Baroque
      St. Bartholomew’s Choir
      L'Orchestre des Portes Rouges
    ♦  Swept Hilt Sword Fighting Class
      Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    ♦  ARTEK
    ♦  Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, organ
    ♦  TENET
Yale Baroque Opera Project
    ♦  Parthenia
    ♦  The Western Wind
    ♦  PHEONIXtail

  Other events

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What's New at GEMS...

Skip SempeGEMS has been working with Juilliard's Historical Performance Program since its inception to help broaden its reach by connecting in valuable ways with New York's professional early music community.  Among our projects are listing the graduation recitals offered by students about to leave the program and join our community as working musicians, and extending invitations to working professionals to attend special events at Juilliard, including their master classes, at no charge.  The most recent event was a master class offered by Skip Sempé, harpsichord virtuoso and founder/director of the Capriccio Stravagante orchestras and opera company.  Sixteen active musicians signed up to audit the class and share ideas with Mr. Sempé and the students.

Of Special Interest

This edition of our newsletter lists an extraordinary variety of first-rate concerts being offered by accomplished students, recent graduates, and seasoned professionals alike-- in itself an indication of the robustness of New York City's early music scene.  Of course you'll want to attend them all, and if you find yourself sitting down too much, why not try the class in "Historically Informed Sword-fighting for the Stage" to get your blood flowing (so to speak)?  GEMS welcomes the growing interest in historically-informed stagecraft.  Dare we hope for a full-time Baroque opera company in New York?

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 Event Listings
Music Before 1800 presentsJuilliard Baroque_Richard Termine(72dpi 4.8in)
Juilliard Baroque

The Glories of Venice: Vivaldi Concertos

Sunday, April 22 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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bachGreat Music at St. Bart's presents
St. Bartholomew’s Choir

Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio
accompanied by an orchestra of period instruments

Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$100
St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave at 51st Street, Manhattan 

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L'Orchestre des Portes RougesL'Orchestre des Portes Rouges
Works of Handel, Haydn, Boyce and Martinu for Organ, Harpsichord and Orchestra
Stephen Simon, conductor; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord;
David Enlow, organ
Tuesday, April 24 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
20% off for GEMS subscribers; use code GEMSNY
Church of the Resurrection, 119 East 74th Street, Manhattan

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Sword Fighting ClassSwept Hilt presents
Historically-Informed Sword Fighting for the Stage

Sword Fighting Class with Erica Gould and Kenneth Nicholas
Learn a beautiful and fierce discipline with invaluable applications to many genres

Tuesday evenings, starting April 24th, for 6 weeks     Tuition: $275
Studio in Chelsea or Midtown Manhattan

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St. Luke Choir in garden 2011smallChoir of Saint Luke in the Fields
Earthquake Mass! – Music of Brumel, Josquin and Gombert
David Shuler, director

Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm     Tickets: $25-$35
Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm by Dr. Antoni Pizà
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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ARTEK_formal_live-Drew(72dpi 4in)ARTEK
Madrigals, Book IV of Claudio Monteverdi
ARTEK continues its journey presenting the entire works of Claudio Monteverdi with a performance of the complete Madrigals from Book IV

Sunday, April 29 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$40
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, Manhattan

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Luigi Tagliavini_courtesy of Dany Mitzman(4in)Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, organ
Organ Works of the Italian Baroque, Bach, Bossi and Respighi
played on The Manton Memorial Organ by Pascal Quoirin
Mr. Tagliavini's first US concert in 25 years!

Thursday, May 3 at 8 pm     Tickets: $10-$35
Free student tickets available at the door
The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, Manhattan

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The sopranos of TENET perform works by 17th century Italian masters including Claudio Monteverdi

Friday, May 4 at 7 pm     Tickets: $20-$50
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (just south of West 118th Street), Manhattan

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YBOP_Penelope Painter_450-420BCYale Baroque Opera Project
Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Grant Herreid, musical direction
Robert Mealy, orchestral direction
Toni Dorfman, stage direction

Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm     Admission: Free
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm

University Theater, Yale University, 222 York St, New Haven, CT

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sarah cunninghamParthenia
Musica Universalis: Musical Invention in the Age of Discovery
with guest, Sarah Cunningham, viol
Repertoire from the late 15th and 16th centuries, including Thomas Stoltzer’s Octo tonorum melodiae, 8 transporting, abstract fantasias in five parts, each one on a different church mode - tuneful melodies woven into counterpoint.

Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm     Tickets: $35
Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Manhattan

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Western Wind 2011_bricks(3in)The Western Wind
Shakespeare in Love
Songs from the plays, including Renaissance music, romantic and contemporary settings and three world premieres

Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm     Tickets: $20-$225
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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Ayres and Sonatas of England
Music of Purcell, Matteis, Handel, Corelli, and others
Beth Wenstrom, baroque violin
Priscilla Smith, baroque oboe and recorders
Ezra Seltzer, baroque cello

Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord

Sunday, May 13 at 3 pm     Tickets: $15 suggested donation
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
3 West 65thPHOENIXtail logo_color(3in) St. (at Central Park West), Manhattan

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

Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm - Gwendolyn Toth, Enrico Gatti, and Laura Heimes, Immanuel Lutheran Church, NYC
Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm - Sonnambula, Park Avenue Christian Church, NYC
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm - Keith Underwood & Trevor Stephenson, Church of the Transfiguration, NYC
Saturday, April 21 at 4 pm - Well-Tuned Words, Morris-Jumel Mansion, NYC
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm, Sebastian Chamber Players, All Angels’ Episcopal Church, NYC
Sunday, April 22 at 3 pm - Lianna Levine and friends, Congregation Shaare Zedek, NYC
Sunday, April 22 at 3 pm - Keith Underwood & Trevor Stephenson, St. Bartholomew's Church, Chapel, NYC
Friday, April 27 at 8 pm - Siren Baroque, Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC
Friday, April 27 at 7 pm - TENET, New York Polyphony, and Dark Horse Consort, St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm - TENET, New York Polyphony, and Dark Horse Consort, St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
Sunday, May 6 at 4 pm - Pomerium, Corpus Christi Church, NYC
Saturday, May 19 at 8 pm - Canticum Novum, The Times Center, NYC

Fall, 2012 - GEMS Fifth Anniversary events

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