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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
October 3, 2013

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  Event Listings
Ensemble Peregrina
    ♦  Guild for Early Music
      Clarion Music Society
Colin Davin and Estelí Gomez
    ♦  Tonal Refraction with Nancy Garniez
    ♦  Le Poème Harmonique
    ♦  ARTEK
Maurice Steger Trio
    ♦  Church of the Resurrection

♦  Midtown Concerts

  Other events

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Midtown Logo 3FREE concerts by world-class ensembles in one of our City's most beautiful and accessible venues-- what's not to like?  The 16th annual Midtown Concerts series begins one week from today on Thursday, October 10 at 1:15 pm in the architecturally and acoustically superior Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue at 51st Street.  

Melodeon 3_25_12(72dpi 4in)We're delighted to welcome back Artis Wodehouse's ensemble Melodeon to begin the season with an unusual program of American early music from before the Civil War: Creole Songs for Voice and Piano.  Artis will be playing a genuine 1827 Broadwood square piano with Marti Newland, soprano and George Spitzer, baritone.  Songs by Stephen Foster will complement the Creole repertoire.

The first two concerts in the Midtown season, as well as REBEL's concerts (see below) and many others are part of the New York Early Music Celebration, organized by the Early Music Foundation, Inc.  See the full schedule here.

More tickets for sale
We've been adding ticket sales for more ensembles and concerts on our website, including Trinity's Messiah performances.  Buy tickets here!

Of Special Interest

Matthias Maute - 72dpiREBEL with Matthias Maute

REBEL, co-directed by violinists Karen Marie Marmer and Jörg-Michael Schwarz, is one of America’s premier early music ensembles, with an extensive discography and frequent airplay.  Founded in the Netherlands in 1991, they regularly tour throughout Europe and the United States.  After a long tenure as the resident baroque ensemble at Trinity Wall Street, their appearances in New York City have been much too infrequent.  We are therefore very pleased to call your attention to their special concert this fall, featuring the extraordinary recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute as guest artist.  

Before Messiah there was Daniel!!

Daniel (Ruff and cast)

The GEMS production of the medieval proto-opera The Play of Daniel, directed by Drew Minter and Mary Anne Ballard, returns to New York after its critically-acclaimed run at The Cloisters and New England tour last season. Make this compelling Old Testament story of the writing on the wall, telling truth to power, and the unshakeable personal integrity of Daniel part of your annual holiday tradition.  Only 3 performances-- at Trinity Wall Street Church, December 27, 28 and 29.  Information and tickets here.  

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 Event Listings
E. Peregrina_C J. Wagner(4.8in)Music Before 1800 presents
Ensemble Peregrina

Sacer Nidus, The Holy Nest: Polish Medieval Music

Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm
Tickets: $10-$45; $10 student rush tickets at the door

* Part of the New York Early Music Celebration *
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Click here for full details
9th Annual Festival of the Guild for Early MusicGuild_EMF photo at GFS
Mini-concerts by 16 ensembles
"Petting Zoo" of historical instruments
Strolling musicians in the park, weather permitting

Sunday, October 13, 12:30 to 5:30 pm   
Tickets: Free with admission to the park

Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptor's Way, Hamilton, NJ

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Rediscoveries: Music by J.S. Bach's Contemporaries
Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Belitze, Theile, Schwartzkopff, Handel & Hasse

Sunday, October 13 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$35
Reception to follow concert
Bedford Presbyterian Church, Village Green (Rt.22/Rt.172), Bedford, NY

Monday, October 14 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$35
* Part of the New York Early Music Celebration *
Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway and West 114th Street, Manhattan

Click here for full details in Bedford      
Click here for full details in Manhattan      Click here for music samples from the program
Clarion_2013(4.5)The Clarion Orchestra Series
Mozart, Haydn, and Bortniansky (American Premiere)
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Craig Phillips, bass-baritone
The Clarion Orchestra, Steven Fox, conductor

Wednesday, October 16 at 8 pm     Tickets: $20-$75
Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, Manhattan

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Davin_Gomez(4in)Colin Davin, guitar & Estelí Gomez, soprano
Ancient Melodies, Modern Echoes
Music of Dowland, Britten, and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw

Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West & 65th Street, Manhattan

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Nancy GarniezNancy Garniez, piano
Mozart: The Radical Ear
Celebrating the origins of tonal refraction
A four-month series of in-house recitals preceded by a demonstration of how close-up listening can heighten awareness of Mozart’s grasp of the vocal power and chromatic implications of the sound of the newly invented piano.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7 pm
Oct 15/17; Nov 19/21; Dec 17/19; Jan 21/23    
Admission: $30 suggested

Upper West Side apartment, Manhattan  Email for location

Click here for full details or call 212-749-4035
Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents
Le Poeme Harmonique_2013(5in)Le Poème Harmonique
A lively program pairs two contrasting cantatas: Monteverdi’s revolutionary Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Marazzoli’s colorful and lighthearted La Fiera di Farfa

Saturday, October 19 at 8 pm     Tickets: $35-$45
Discounts for students and seniors

* Part of the New York Early Music Celebration *
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, at 116th Street, Manhattan

Click here for full details
ARTEK_formal(cropped 72dpi 7in)ARTEK
Gerusalemme Liberata
Madrigal and monody settings by de Wert, Monteverdi, Rovetta, Mazzocchi, and others

Saturday, October 26 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$50
Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm, Dr. Barbara Hanning

St. Michael’s Church, Amsterdam Avenue & West 100th Street, Manhattan

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Maurice StegerThe Frick Collection presents
Maurice Steger Trio

A Baroque Musical Journey to Southern Italy
Swiss recorder player in New York debut, with Phoebe Carrai, baroque cello and Ignacio Prego, harpsichord

Sunday, October 27 at 5 pm     Tickets: $30-$35
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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Church of Resurrection_choir and orchResurrection Choir & Orchestra
Antonio Salieri, Requiem in C Minor
In the original context of Solemn High Requiem Mass

Saturday, November 9 at 11 am    
Donations accepted

Church of the Resurrection, 119 East 74th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Manhattan

Click here for full details or call 212-879-4320
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 Midtown Logo Midtown 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

23 MelodeonOctober 10: Melodeon
Creole Songs for Voice and Piano
Voices, antique square piano
* Part of the New York Early Music Celebration *
Songs and short piano pieces from the United States antebellum time, before the Civil War.  Selections will be presented in two 15-minute segments, one devoted to Creole music from New Orleans, and the other to music of Stephen Foster.  Each of the two segments are constructed as a flowing sequence of duo and solo songs, with brief period salon piano pieces mingling strategically among them.  

22 Duo Marchand(3in)October 17: Duo Marchand + Ruth Cunningham
Two Daughters of this Aged Stream: Purcell’s Sopranos
Voices, recorder, flute, theorbo, harp
* Part of the New York Early Music Celebration *
Luscious soprano duets, arias, and instrumental interludes from the 17th-century from the theatrical works of Henry Purcell and John Blow.

Looking ahead at a glance:

October 24: John Moran and Dongsok Shin, Music for Jean Louis Duport
     Cello, fortepiano
October 31: Trio Coprario, English Music in the Mid-17th Century
     Violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord, organ
November 7: Concordian Dawn, A Medieval Mélange
     Voices, harp
November 14: Broken Consort, Burgos, 1275: Time Travel to 13th c. Iberia
     Voices, oud, lute, vielle

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

Friday, October 4 at 8 pm - Brooklyn Baroque, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC
Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm - ALBA, Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center, Brooklyn
Monday, October 7 at 7:30 pm - New York Baroque Incorporated, (le) poisson rouge, NYC
Wednesday, October 9 at 8 pm - Repast Baroque Ensemble, Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
Thursday, October 10 at 8 pm - New York Baroque Incorporated, The National Arts Club, NYC
Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm - TENET, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
Saturday, October 12 at 8 pm - Polyhymnia, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm - The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC

Friday, December 27 at 8 pm - The Play of Daniel, Trinity Wall Street, NYC
Saturday, December 28 at 3 pm - The Play of Daniel, Trinity Wall Street, NYC
Sunday, December 29 at 3 pm - The Play of Daniel, Trinity Wall Street, NYC

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