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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,500 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
April 18, 2013

In This Issue


  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
      BAM: David et Jonathas
      GEMAS: The Bishop's Band
    ♦  Pomerium
    ♦ 
Stile Antico & Anonymous 4
    ♦  Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    ♦  GEMAS: Clarion & Meridionalis
    ♦  SIREN Baroque
    ♦  Yale Baroque Opera Project
    ♦  Parthenia & Blue Heron
    ♦ 
Polyhymnia
    ♦  Vox Fidelis
    ♦  Canticum Novum

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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What's New at GEMS...

New Recordings
We just added two new releases to the GEMS online CD Store!Levantera_front cover(72dpi 2.5in)  East of the River's Levantera, which explores Medieval music of Western Europe and travels eastward through the Balkans to Armenia and the Middle East.  Nina Stern and Daphna Mor, Breve-Conversationsrecorders, are joined by Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun; Jesse Kotanski, violin and oud; and Shane Shanahan, percussion.  The BREVE ensemble, featuring Deborah Booth on recorder and baroque flute, and Stephen Rapp on harpsichord and organ, recently released their album Conversations, with baroque sonatas from Italy, France, and Germany.

Midtown Concerts moves to St. Bart's for May and June
If you are a regular attendee of the Midtown Concerts series on Thursdays at 1:15pm, please note that next week's concert on April 25 will be the last at Saint Peter's Church.  The remaining concerts, from May 2 onward, will take place at the Chapel of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Park Avenue at East 51st Street.  We are not moving far, so we hope that you will be able to join us for the remaining eight concerts of the season.
Of Special Interest

Pomerium performs the final concerts of their 40th-anniversary season at The Cloisters this Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, concluding a year of celebration.  The climactic ending of the program on 4/21 will be Tallis's 40-voice motet, Spem in alium, a work especially appropriate to Pomerium's anniversary. In addition to the 13 current singers in Pomerium, who will sing most of the program, the remaining 27 necessary to perform Spem in alium at the end will almost all be Pomerium alums (just three exceptions).  Pomerium's 40th-anniversary year began with a concert last May in the Music Before 1800 series. That program presented a retrospective of the wide-ranging repertoire performed by the ensemble over the course of 40 concert seasons, with music ranging from Machaut to Alfonso Ferrabosco. In this final concert, all the music on the program is drawn from the rich and splendid repertoire composed for Mary Tudor, English Queen of England, during the brief span of years from 1553 to 1558. It features only the English composers Christopher Tye, Robert White, John Sheppard, Robert Parsons, and, most prominently, Thomas Tallis.

The final concert in the inaugural GEMAS Series (Early Music of the Americas) is on April 30 at 6 pm with free admission.  The Clarion Society teams up with Meridionalis for a concert of music written in the Jesuit missions of eastern Bolivia. Missionary activity in the region started in the late seventeenth century and continued in earnest until the expulsion of the order from Spanish territory in 1767.  This concert presents instrumental and choral works from one of America's great baroque musical centers, including pieces by Domenico Zipoli and anonymous composers.

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 Event Listings
BAM_davidetjonathas_Artcomart_P.Victor(3in)BAM presents
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's David et Jonathas
Les Arts Florissants
An Aix-en-Provence Festival production
Conducted by William Christie
Directed by Andreas Homoki
Featuring Charpentier’s stately choruses, dances, and airs, this Baroque gem unfolds with Christie’s trademark rhetorical flair. Melodies heave and sigh with gossamer elegance, transforming an Old Testament parable into a ravishing musical account of incorruptible love, undying to the end.

April 18–20 at 7:30 pm; April 21 at 2 pm    
Tickets start at $30

Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

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Trujillo Codex_454_E(3in)GEMAS, Early Music of the Americas, presents
The Bishop's Band

Music of late 18th-century Peru from the Codex Trujillo del Perú
Tom Zajac, co-director and winds
Nell Snaidas, co-director and soprano
along with an all-star cast of singers, instrumentalists and dancers

Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm     Tickets: $25
Hispanic Society of America, Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets (visitor entrance on Audubon Terrace), Manhattan

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Pomerium_steps_2013(4.5in)Pomerium
Music for Mary Tudor: Triumphant Catholic Queen
including Thomas Tallis's 40-voice motet Spem in Alium
In celebration of Pomerium's 40th Anniversary and The Cloisters' 75th Anniversary

Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm & 3 pm     Tickets: $75
The Fuentiduena Chapel at The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park, Manhattan

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Anonymous 4_Chris Carroll(3in)Music Before 1800 presents two concerts
 
Stile Antico
Sunday, April 21 at 4 pm
 
Anonymous 4
Sunday, May 12 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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St. Luke choir-garden_2012(4.5in)Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
Easter at the Sistine Chapel
Featuring the first North American performance of Gregorio Allegri's Missa Christus resurgens, along withmotets for the Easter season by Allegri, Palestrina, Josquin and Anerio, all of which would have been sung by the Papal Choir of the Sistine Chapel.

Thursday, April 25 at 8 pm     Tickets: $25-$35
Lecture with Dr. Emily Wilbourne (CUNY) at 7 pm

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

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Bolivian image(3.5in)GEMAS, Early Music of the Americas, presents
Clarion & Meridionalis

Music of the Bolivian Missions
An all-star cast of 14 singers and instrumentalists led by Steven Fox and Sebastian Zubieta in music from the Chiquitos and Moxos Archives.

Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm     Tickets: FREE
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, Broadway at 116th Street, Manhattan

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SIREN baroque_2013_large group(72dpi 3.5in)SIREN Baroque
In His Court: Music from the time of the Sun King
with Director and Soloist, Marc Destrubé

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $10-$20
Cocktail reception to follow concert
Mary Flagler Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan

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YBOP_2013 imageYale Baroque Opera Project presents
Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto
Musical direction by Grant Herreid
Orchestral direction by Robert Mealy
Stage direction by Sarah Peterson

Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5 at 5pm     Tickets: FREE
University Theater, Yale University, 222 York Street, New Haven, CT

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Parthenia_Blue HeronFive Boroughs Music Festival presents
Parthenia & Blue Heron

Songs for a Parisian Spring
A new program of 16th-century French sacred and secular works, featuring music by Claude Le Jeune, André Pevernage, Eustache Du Caurroy, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and others.

Sunday, May 5 at 4 pm     Tickets start at $25
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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Polyhymnia_2012(cropped 4in)Polyhymnia
Musikalische Exequien
Heinrich Schütz: Op.7, SWV279-281 & German motets
With a band of period instruments

Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
Pre-concert lecture with Emerson Morgan at 7 pm

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

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Madonna of the Magnificat_Sandro Botticelli_1481Vox Fidelis
Magnificat Regale: The English Renaissance Triumphant
Music of Parsons, Sheppard, Fayrfax, and Taverner
Timothy Smith, director

Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm     Tickets: $10-$20
The Shrine Church of S. Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, Manhattan

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CNS_2012-12_choir and orchestraCanticum Novum
Harold Rosenbaum, conductor
W.A. Mozart: Grand Mass in C Minor (K. 427)
Plus
J.S. Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein nueus Lied
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

Saturday, May 18 at 8 pm     Tickets: $40-$60
The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th Street (at Lexington Avenue), Manhattan

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Midtown Concerts logoMidtown Concerts
Thursdays at 1:15 pm

April 25 at:
Saint Peter's Church

619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street (entrance on 54th Street), Manhattan

All concerts in May and June at:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, Manhattan

28 Apr-25 pauldwyer(72dpi 2.5in)April 25 - Paul Dwyer, cello
The Rise of the Solo Cellist
Late 17th century Bologna gave rise to the violoncello as a solo instrument. One of the cellist-composers responsible for this development is Giovanni Baista Degli Antonii, whose Ricercar XII – featured alongside J.S. Bach's Suite in C minor –  combines the new Italian virtuosity with a distinctly French style

29 May-2 Rebecca_Pechefsky_Head_Shot_2009(72dpi 2.5in)May 2 - Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord
Johann Von Ludwig Krebbs at 300
Rebecca Pechefsky will play keyboard music of Johann Ludwig Krebs to celebrate the release of her CD of Krebs, and her upcoming concert in Germany in October of 2013 on the 300th anniversary of Krebs’s birth.

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

Thursday, April 18 at 8 pm, ARTEK: Alessandro Stradella's San Giovanni Battista, Italian Academy at Columbia University, NYC
Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm, ARTEK: Alessandro Stradella's San Giovanni Battista, Italian Academy at Columbia University, NYC

 

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