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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,600 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
April 17, 2014

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
      Clarion Music Society
      Opera Lafayette
    ♦  Hudson Valley Singers
    ♦  Brooklyn Baroque
    ♦  REBEL

♦  Early Music Festival: NYC


♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events
 

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ARTAfacts_Article_Nina_Playing in class_2(3 in 72 dpi)S'Cool Sounds instructor needed
S’Cool Sounds, our education program, is in need of an additional instructor starting in September, 2014. The 30 week program consists of one day (or possibly two days) a week at a school in Brooklyn, with six classes of approximately 20 third or fourth grade students each. Experience working with large groups of young children is encouraged, but not required.  The position is well-compensated and additional training will be provided if needed.  Contact S'Cool Sounds Director Nina Stern if you or someone you know is interested.
Of Special Interest

emfnyc_logo 2Early Music Festival: NYC
This summer will see a whirlwind of early music activity in New York City with the first Early Music Festival: NYC, co-directed by Jolle Greenleaf and Donald Meineke. With events scheduled from June 13 through 19, the Festival promises a remarkable intersection of sights and sounds for the senses.  Most events will offer free admission and therefore be available to everyone.  

This inaugural year is packed with a variety of offerings for the public including an orchestral concert celebrating the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach's birth, intimate chamber music events, recitals, two performances by the acclaimed Green Mountain Project, choral master pieces, and so much more. 

The Festival is produced in partnership with GEMS, and we have created a new section in our newsletter to help keep you informed!  Preliminary information is included below, and we will be including more details about the many events happening from June 13-19 in subsequent newsletters.  Watch this space!

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 Event Listings
mozart_composing_the_requiemThe Clarion Orchestra and Choir
1791: The Mozart Requiem
Three dramatically different masterpieces from Mozart’s final year, 1791, including the Overture from The Magic Flute, Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, and the Requiem in D minor.  The program displays Mozart at the height of his powers with three pieces that reveal not only the composer's virtuosity but also his versatility.

Friday, May 2 at 8 pm     Tickets: $20-$75
Park Avenue Christian Church, Park Avenue and East 85th Street, Manhattan

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Beaumont.Gaele(4in)Opera Lafayette
Celebrating Rameau Part One: The Salon
Opera Lafayette begins its commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death with a program devoted to the great composer’s vocal and instrumental chamber works.

Friday, May 2 at 8 pm     Tickets: $45-$60
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street (at 7th Avenue), Manhattan

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  Hudson Valley SingersHudson Valley Singers

with The New York Metamorphoses Orchestra

MOZART: Sacred and Profane
Including Mozart’s early Litany K.243, concert arias and select opera choruses

Eugene Sirotkine, conductor
Soloists: Karen Harnay, Soprano; Alexandra Lushtak, Mezzo-Soprano; Victor Antipenko, Tenor; Robert Garner, Baritone

Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm      Tickets: $25-$30
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street, Manhattan

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BB and Jonathan(4in)Brooklyn Baroque & Friends
Heaven and Earth
Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody joins Brooklyn Baroque and friends for a program of German and French baroque works, including J. S. Bach’s Ich habe genug, a gorgeous renunciation of this life for the bliss to come, and Campra’s celebration of worldly pleasure, Silène.

Wednesday, May 7 at 8 pm     Tickets: $20
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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REBEL_Vox_Maute 2REBEL
with viola da gamba duo Les Voix Humaines and recorde/flute virtuoso Matthias Maute

Human Voices
Works by Telemann, J.S. Bach, Buffardin, Couperin and Ste. Colombe, featuring the U.S. premiere of the "New Brandenburg Concerto #12" by J.S. Bach- Haynes/ Napper.

Sunday, May 11 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$35
Followed by a post-concert Mother's Day reception
Bedford Presbyterian Church, Village Green (Rt.22/Rt.172), Bedford, NY

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emfnyc_logoEarly Music Festival: NYC

Early Music Festival: NYC is coming soon!  Please join many of the City's finest artists for a hot week of summer events this June 13–19, 2014. 

Jolle Greenleaf and Donald Meineke, co-directors

Check this space in subsequent newsletters for the latest details, and be sure to visit the Festival website.

Early Music Festival: NYC 2014 Participants
Antioch Chamber Ensemble
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
BICINIUM - Judith Malafronte and Drew Minter
Dark Horse Consort
Diderot String Quartet
Five Boroughs Music Festival/Cellist Paul Dwyer
Green Mountain Project
House of Time
New York Polyphony
Organist John Scott
Parthenia
Quicksilver
The Sebastians
Harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss

More information
Website: www.EMFNYC.org
Facebook (Early Music Festival: NYC)
Twitter (EMFestNYC)

The Festival is produced in partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.
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
Manhattan

Lyra Consort(3.5IN)April 24: Lyra Consort
Rare Jewels of the French Baroque
Vita Wallace, baroque violin
Beverly Au, pardessus de viole
Lisa Terry, basse de viole
Deborah Fox, theorbe

This quintessentially French program features rare French lyra-viol dances by du Buisson and de Machy, music for the elegant but equally rare pardessus de viole so popular in 18th centuray France, a trio sonata by celebrated violinist/composer/child prodigy Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and the iconic theorbo music of de Visee.

Laura Heimes_color_lores(72dpi 2in)May 1: Laura Heimes
Love's Unending Spell
Laura Heimes, soprano
Deborah Fox, lute and theorbo

Soprano Laura Heimes and lutenist Deborah Fox explore the varied world of 17th century song accompanied by lute and theorbo. Exquisite texts blend with beguiling melody in English songs by Dowland, Lanier, Lawes, and Purcell, while passion meets virtuosity in Italian songs by Strozzi, and Monteverdi.

Looking ahead:
May 8: Elena Zamolodchikova, harpsichord
Harpsichord Music by English Virginalists and Italian Composers from the 16-17th Centuries
May 15: NO CONCERT

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

Tuesday, April 22 at 6 pm - Benjamin Bagby & the Harry Partch Institute Ensemble, collected stories: hero, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC
Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm - Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord, The Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC
Sunday, April 27 at 3 pm - Dorian Baroque, The Church of the Epiphany, NYC

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