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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,700 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
March 20, 2014

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
    ♦  ARTEK
      Brooke Bryant, Sally Sanford & Cecilia Lam
      New York Bach Artists
    ♦  MB1800 East
    ♦  The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    ♦  Gregory Bynum, Theresa Salomon, Carlene Stober & Rebecca Pechefsky
    ♦  TENET's TENEbrae
    ♦  The Tallis Scholars
    ♦  Melodeon
    ♦  House of Time
    ♦  Daniel Lee & Jeffrey Grossman
    ♦  Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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Midtown Concerts proposals
Planning is underway for the 2014-2015 season of Midtown Concerts, our weekly series of free 40-minute early music concerts every Thursday at 1:15 in the beautiful Chapel of St. Bart's Church, Park Avenue at 51st Street.  We've requested proposals from the most accomplished professional ensembles and recitalists we have on our master database, but it's possible we are missing someone or a new group that has just formed.  If you have a favorite, please ask them if they've received our notice.  If not, have them contact us by email.   

Midtown Concerts Street Team
And, speaking of Midtown Concerts, we're looking for some volunteers to help us spread the word by distributing flyers and brochures to business and residential buildings in the midtown area around St. Bart's.  If you enjoy walking in the City (now that Spring is officially here!) and are comfortable talking with doormen and building managers to suggest that they post one of our flyers or make our brochures available in a lobby, laundry room, etc., please email us. Thanks!
Of Special Interest

ARTEK concludes a US tour with the French brass ensemble Les Sacqueboutiers on Friday, March 28 with a grand finale concert at the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch.  Their program explores the "missing link" between Monteverdi and Bach.  Between the glories of early seventeenth-century Venice, with grand multi-choir works, and the majesty of high baroque German church cantatas, lies an entire repertoire of music that reflects both its origins in the Italian early 1600s but by the mid-16th-century looks forward to the great cantatas to come.

Artis Wodehouse and Melodeon are continually expanding the usual definition of “period instruments” to include antique pianos, 19th-century and early 20th-century harmoniums, organs and other historical or novel keyboards.  Their sensitive performances and beautifully restored instruments evoke strong feelings for American “early music.” Their next concert on Sunday, April 5 features a 1903 Mustel Art Harmonium, one of only a handful of these instruments in concert condition in the Unites States.

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 Event Listings
ARTEK_2011(72dpi x 4in)ARTEK
with Les Sacqueboutiers

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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NYBachArtists_collage(5in)Music on Madison! presents
New York Bach Artists

NYC's newest professional ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of works by J.S. Bach in a program featuring the Musikalisches Opfer (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079, along with sonatas, trios, and solo works.

Sunday, March 30 at 3 pm     Tickets: $15-$20
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue, at East 73rd Street, Manhattan

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Kenneth Weiss_Arthur Forjonel(72dpi x 5in)MB1800 East presents
New York Baroque Incorporated

Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 pm
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10-$25
$10 student rush tickets at the door

The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues, Manhattan

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St. Luke choirgarden2012(4 in)The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
with Sonnambula Viol Consort and an ensemble of period instruments led by Leah Gale Nelson

Passion Music: Buxtehude and Schütz
David Shuler, director
Featuring Dieterich Buxtehude’s most expansive work, Membra Jesu Nostri

Thursday, April 3 at 8 pm     Tickets: $25-$35
Pre-concert lecture at 7pm by Dr. David Schulenberg
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, just south of Christopher Street, Manhattan

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Composite artists_TINTEDMusic at Morris-Jumel presents
Gregory Bynum, recorder; Theresa Salomon, violin; Carlene Stober, viola da gamba; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord
Music by C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, Uccellini, and others.

Saturday, April 5 at 4 pm     Tickets: $20-$25
Reception to follow

Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan

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TENET_Greenleaf and Quinn_photo by Scott Townell(4in)TENET presents their 2014 TENEbrae Series
The conclusion of the series of performances during Lent highlighting repertoire for Holy Week
     Zwei Lieder von dem Leyden und Tode Jesu

TENET: Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, sopranos
with Nota Bene viol consort & Andrus Madsen, chamber organ

Saturday, April 5 at 7 pm     Tickets: $20-$50
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

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Tallis Scholars_St Mary the virginMiller Theatre at Columbia University presents
The Tallis Scholars

40 Years of Renaissance Polyphony
Miller Theatre celebrates The Tallis Scholars' 40th anniversary with a program of favorites by Josquin, Tallis, and others.

Saturday, April 5 at 8 pm     Tickets: $40-$50
Discounts for students, young people under 25, & seniors

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

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Artis Wodehouse_headshot(240x316)Melodeon
Masters of the Harmonium
A program featuring the breadth and scope of music composed specifically fo the Art Harmonium, on a rare, fully restored 1903 Mustel Art Harmonium, one of only a handful of these instruments in the U.S.  Developed during the 19th century in Europe, the Art Harmonium combines the expressivity and crispness of the piano with the tonal palate of a small pipe organ.

Sunday, April 6 at 4 pm     Tickets: $15-$20    
Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Avenue at East 74th Street, Manhattan

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House of Time(4in)House of Time
Transcendent Bach
Gonzalo Ruiz, baroque oboe; Tatiana Daubek, baroque violin; Paul Dwyer, baroque cello; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Thursday April 10th at 7:30pm    
Tickets: Free; $10-$20 suggested donation
Reception to follow

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, at Central Park West, Manhattan

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Daniel LeeThe Sebastians present
Daniel S. Lee, violin and Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
In Recitalgrossman
Works by Bach, Biber, Corelli, Fontana, Froberger, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi

Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $20
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

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Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church presents
Mad Ave Choir_2012(cropped 5in)The Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra
G. F. Handel’s Messiah
Though normally associated with Christmastime, the librettist Charles Jennens’ choice of biblical texts, and Handel’s skillful setting, presents a reflection on Jesus Christ as Messiah that moves far beyond the Christmas story.

Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm     Tickets: $20-$25
Reception to follow

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue, at East 73rd 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

Ensemble Breve(4in)March 27: Ensemble Breve
Musica Extravaganza:
A Feast of Ornamental Works from 17th and 18th Century Italy

Deborah Booth, recorder and traverso
Stephen Rapp, harpsichord
Maxine Neuman, baroque cello
A concert sampler exploring the evolution of ornamentation across changing musical fashion in Italy from 1630 to 1730, contrasting works by Dario Castello, and Girolama Frescobaldi, with Sonatas of Francesco Barsanti, Francesco Mancini, and Pietro Locatelli. BREVE’s duo of Deborah Booth and Stephen Rapp adds returning longtime ensemble member Maxine Neuman for an exciting trio concert.

Diderot String Quartet (3.5in)April 3: Diderot String Quartet
From Haydn to Mozart

Adriane Post, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Paul Dwyer, cello
This program presents two quartets that illustrate a connection between Mozart and Haydn’s work. Haydn Op. 20, written in 1772, has long been considered to be a possible influence of Mozart’s evolution of style towards more serious quartet composition, beginning around the year 1773. The serious Mozart Adagio and Fugue, although written in 1788, has an identical fugue as a piece for two pianos written in 1773.

Looking ahead:
April 10: Sinfonia Players, String Trio by Beethoven
     Violin, viola, cello
April 24: Lyra Consort, Rare Jewels of the French Baroque
Violin, pardessus de viole, basse de viole, theorbe

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

Saturday, March 22 at 7 pm - TENEbrae Series: The Sebastians, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Tuesday, March 25 at 8 pm - Resurrection Choir, Church of the Resurrection, NYC
Thursday, March 27 at 8 pm - Repast Baroque Ensemble, Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
Saturday, March 29 at 2 pm - Brooke Bryant, Sally Sanford, and Cecilia Lam, Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 29 at 7 pm - TENEbrae Series: TENET, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm - Parthenia, The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, NYC
Saturday, April 12 at 7 pm - Canticum Novum, The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, NYC

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