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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
February 7, 2013

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
      The Western Wind
      Juilliard Baroque
    ♦  The Sebastians
    ♦  TENEbrae
    ♦  Pomerium

    ♦  Clarion Masked Ball

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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S'Cool Sounds in Africa and on FacebookNina in Kenya
Just this past Tuesday, S'Cool Sounds Artistic Director Nina Stern flew to Africa to continue her work in Kenya and start a new project in Burundi.  You can read about this exciting project on the S'Cool Sounds facebook page, and if you are a part of the social network, please "like" the page so you can continue to get updates about Nina's travels.

avaloch 2Retreat for Professional Ensembles 
Opening in Boscawen, New Hampshire in the Summer of 2013, the Avaloch Farm Music Institute will provide a unique opportunity for chamber music ensembles at all stages of development to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, and forge or reconnect to a group musical identity. All accommodations, including meals, are provided at no charge.  Founded by philanthropist and committed musician Alfred Tauber, the Institute joins the rich tradition of American institutions created to suport the inspiration and vision of our artists.  At long last musicians will have their own such institution.

Professional early music ensembles are encouraged to apply for residences of one to six weeks.  More information and application details may be found on the Avaloch website.  [P.S. The Institute's executive director, Deborah Sherr, is also the director of the venerable Greenwood Music Camp, and an old friend and high-school classmate of GEMS executive director Gene Murrow.]

TrujilloSave the Date!
Our new GEMAS series showcasing the early music of the Americas presents a unique concert dedicated to Martínez Compañón’s book, the Conjunto Compañón, an extraordinary collection of watercolors, music, and dances. It will be directed by multi-instrumentalist and early music specialist Tom Zajac and will feature New York's celebrated soprano Nell Snaidas.  April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Hispanic Society, 613 West 155th Street.  More information and tickets here.
Of Special Interest

Three venerable early music series are presenting local talent in the next month!  One of the goals of GEMS has been to facilitate more work for New York-based groups, so we are very pleased with this trend.  Bargemusic presents the Western Wind on Saturday, February 9, performing their "Shakespeare in Love" program, including songs from the Plays.  Music Before 1800 presents Juilliard Baroque on Sunday, February 10, an ensemble consisting of the faculty of Juilliard's Historical Performance program.  And Sacred Music in a Sacred Space will present Pomerium on Wednesday, February 27.

In addition, Trinity Wall Street and TENET are working together to bring a whole month of Lenten music to downtown Manhattan.  The TENEbrae series consists of 7 concerts, beginning on February 17, each showcasing works by leading renaissance and Baroque composers.

Today (Thursday)'s audience at our Midtown Concerts series were awed by the tasteful and exciting virtuoso playing of the Sebastian Chamber Players.  Everyone can hear the Sebastians in their full glory on Saturday, February 16

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 Event Listings
BWestern Wind 2011_bricksargemusic's There and Then series presents
The Western Wind

Shakespeare in Love

Saturday, February 9 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$35
Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

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Juilliard Baroque_Richard Termine(extra-cropped 4in)Music Before 1800 presents
Juilliard Baroque

Selections from François Couperin’s Les Nations

Sunday, February 10 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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Sebastian Chamber Players(4in)The Sebastians
The Lenten Violin
Sonatas by Corelli, Bach, and Biber

Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm    
Tickets: $10-$15

All Angels Church, 152 West 80th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue), Manhattan

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TENET joins forces with Trinity Wall Street to present impassioned early music during Lent, the season of darkness and self-reflection. The series is named after the somber Tenebrae service that marks the time just before the transition to light and takes place during Holy Week.
Jolle Greenleaf, TENET artistic director
Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts, Trinity Wall Street

TENET_TENEbraeDietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
Sunday, February 17 at 5 pm     Tickets: $25

François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres
Sunday, February 24 at 5 pm     Tickets: $25

Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Sunday, March 3 at 5 pm     Tickets: $25
All concerts at Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, Manhattan

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Pomerium_Patrick Ryan(4in)Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents

Timor et Tremor: Renaissance Motets for Lent
Alexander Blachly, conductor

Wednesday, February 27 at 7 pm     Tickets: $30-$50
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue at East 83rd Street, Manhattan

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CS03_2013BALL_MASKClarion Music Society
Masked Ball
Join Clarion at the elegant Cosmopolitan Club for a full evening of cocktails, Clarion performances, dinner, and Baroque dancing led by members of the Balam Dance Theatre.
David Daniels, countertenor and honoree
Steven Fox, artistic director

Friday, March 8       Admission: $175-$300
7 pm Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, 8 pm Dinner & Program

The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, Manhattan

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Midtown Concerts logoMidtown Concerts
Thursdays at 1:15 pm
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street (entrance on 54th Street)

Siren BaroqueFebruary 14 - SIREN Baroque
Women All-Stars of the Baroque Era
This program highlights both known and unknown women composers from the late Renaissance to High Baroque eras.  This program offers a diverse and wide range of styles, which illustrates how women contributed to the formation of the baroque era from inside convent walls to king’s courts.

Gwendolyn TothFebruary 21 - Gwendolyn Toth, organ
Organ Recital
Gwendolyn Toth will play chanson and madrigal intabulations and Renaissance dances from 16th and 17th century keyboard manuscripts. Gwendolyn Toth is director of the early music ensemble ARTEK and has concertized extensively as a soloist in the US and Europe.

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

Thursday, February 7 at 8 pm - Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC
Sunday, February 10 at 5 pm - Seattle Baroque Soloists, The Frick Collection, NYC

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