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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
January 3, 2013

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  What's New at GEMS...

  Event Listings
Big Apple Baroque
      Play of Daniel
    ♦  APAP Showcase
    ♦  Sonnambula

    ♦  Rasputina
    ♦  Nell Snaidas & Daniel Swenberg
    ♦  Musica Nuova

    ♦  Parthenia
L'Orchestre des Portes Rouges
    ♦  Jordi Savall

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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APAPNYC-APAP365-Promo-204x226Support the Home Team!
Join us for three hours of wonderful music on Saturday, January 12, 7-10 pm for our sixth annual APAP showcase at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian's beautiful chapel, 7 West 55th Street.  GEMS produces this concert in conjunction with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) national conference in New York.  Our goal is to promote New York-based early music ensembles to secure touring engagements with presenters from around the country attending the conference.  Hear six of the City's best ensembles (see listing below) performing 20-minute sets for a voluntary donation of only $20 total (or more if you can!).  Your favorite groups need your presence to fill the hall, thereby demonstrating to visiting presenters from the hinterlands that New York City groups are indeed crowd-pleasers!  

RPA logoLast week we received news that an Anonymous donor has offered GEMS a $10,000 year-end challenge grant through the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors fund.  The money is ours if we can raise a matching amount within the next 60 days.  We're off to a good start... Please click here to help!

Housing needed
We received the following note from Robert Mealy, Artistic Director of Juilliard's historical performance program:

     "One of our students is seeking a room for the spring.  He's in a difficult situation, since he's discovered he will have to be out of his current sublet on January 15.  His name is Patrick Jones; he's a talented and very friendly harpsichordist (an Oberlin graduate).  Any leads you might have for low-cost (or free, in exchange for services) housing would be very much appreciated."

Please contact Mr. Mealy directly via email if you can offer a space or more information.

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 Event Listings
bab_Jan 2013Big Apple Baroque
Music fit for a King: A Concert for Epiphany
Come and hear Big Apple Baroque celebrate the new year!

Tuesday, January 8 at 8 pm     Tickets: $20 suggested donation in aid of homeless projects in the parish of Calvary/St George
Calvary Church, Park Avenue South at 21st Street, Manhattan

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Baber_photo by Hiroko Masuike(3.5in)Concerts at The Cloisters presents
The Play of Daniel

Mary Anne Ballard and Drew Minter, directors
A return engagment for the 12th-century play of the story of Daniel in the lion's den.  Sung entirely in Latin, the GEMS production includes dance and performances by many of New York’s finest period instrumentalists and singers.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 11-13 and January 18-20
1 pm and 3 pm     Tickets: $75

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

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NY Baroque Dance Company dancers and musicians(cropped)APAP Showcase
A gala showcase featuring Repast, New York Baroque Dance Company, ALBA, Parthenia, Asteria, and East of the River
Produced by GEMS Live!, in association with APAP,
the premiere gathering of arts presenters in the nation.

Saturday, January 12, 7-10 pm     Tickets: $20 at the door
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (Chapel), 7 West 55th Street, Manhattan

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Sonnambula_credit Shan Jayakumar(72dpi x 4.2in)Sonnambula & The Buxtehude Consort
Music of the German Baroque:
Dietrich Buxtehude and his Contemporaries

with Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano & Dutch organ virtuoso Liga Vilmane

Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm     Tickets: $10-$25
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street at Grove Street, Manhattan

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Rasputina_photo by Michael LavineRasputina
Fa La La: the Bastardy of Shakespeare's Madrigals
30 minutes of madrigal madness
Special preview recital for APAP 2013

Saturday, January 12 at 9 pm     Tickets: $25
Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street at 11th Avenue, Manhattan

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Nell SnaidasFive Boroughs Music Festival presents
Nell Snaidas, soprano, Daniel Swenberg, guitar,
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin, &
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Wörter mit Freunden: An 1820s Serenade
A Liederabend of Schubert and his contemporaries

Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
An Beal Bocht Café, 445 West 238th Street, Bronx

Tuesday, January 15 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn

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Musica Nuova_Ariannapic2_photo by Corey Weaver(72dpi x 3.5in)Musica Nuova
The Arianna Project
Three settings of the Greek myth of Theseus abandoning his lover Ariadne on the island of Naxos, by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, and Haydn.
A new production by Beth Greenberg with lighting by Tess James, acclaimed singers Marcy Richardson, Maeve Höglund, and Amanda Keil, and a baroque ensemble.

Monday, January 14 at 7:30 pm (doors at 6:30)     Tickets: $20-$25
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets), Manhattan

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Parthenia_Final Bow Flaming Fire(72dpi x 5in)A special fundraising concert
The Flaming Fire: Royal Music from 16th and 17th century Tudor and Stuart Courts
Ryland Angel, countertenor
Dongsok Shin, virginal

Tuesday, January 15 at 8 pm
Tickets: $25 suggested donation
Funds raised will go to the American Red Cross for New York metropolitan-area storm relief

Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street at Grove Street, Manhattan

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LOPR_Jan(4.5in)L'Orchestre des Portes Rouges
Music by Holst, Bach, Haydn, and Argento
Stephen Simon, conductor
Featuring Diane Lesser, oboe, Sato Moughalian, flute, William Meredith, English Horn, and Jorge Avila, violin

Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
Church of the Resurrection, 119 East 74th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), Manhattan

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JORDISAVALL_BER1285_Credit Stephanie Berger_72dpiThe Metropolitan Museum of Art presents
Jordi Savall
Ludi Musici: An Exploration of the Creation of the Modern Orchestra
Music by Johann Hermann Schein, William Brade, Samuel Scheidt, and Johann Rosenmuller

Friday, January 25 at 7 pm     Tickets: $90
Vélez Blanco Patio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan

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

13 Jan-10 lyra consort(72dpi 3.5in)January 10 - Lyra Consort
Vita Wallace, violin
Beverly Au, lyra viol
Lisa Terry, viol
The Little Consorts Part II: English Chamber Works with Lyra and Division Viol
The Lyra Consort specializes in performing rarely-heard pieces featuring the lyra viol – a highly unique and haunting style of Renaissance viol music similar in many ways to lute music, but played with a bow for a sustained  chordal sound and offering unusually rich and resonant tonal colors, often using originally composed scordatura tunings.  In its fourth season, the ensemble completes the cycle of Christopher Simpson’s Little Consorts for violin, lyra viol (in high harpway tuning) and continuo, Schop’s beautiful divisions on the Lachrymae tune, and other music for lyra viol.

14 Jan-17 DrydenEnsemble-oboe_strings(3.5in)January 17 - The Dryden Ensemble
Jane McKinley, classical oboe
Vita Wallace, violin
Andreas Andros, viola
Lisa Terry, violoncello
Dongsok Shin, fortepiano
Mozart’s Birthday
Movements from two works by Mozart: the Piano Quartet in E-flat Major and Schwenke's eighteenth-century arrangement of the 'Gran Partita' for oboe, strings, and fortepiano.  The ensemble is named in honor of John Dryden, the English poet laureate whose words inspired Purcell and Handel.

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

Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 pm - Green Mountain Project, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC
Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm - Melodeon, Church of the Epiphay, NYC

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