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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
May 17, 2012

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      Canticum Novum
    ♦  Empire Viols

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    ♦  Asteria
    ♦  Sebastian Chamber Players

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What's New at GEMS...

3225 _pink dress(3in) 43382 _Nell with tambo(2in) 5Save the Date! GEMS' Fifth Anniversary Gala will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, following Sinfonia New York's performance of "The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne." The New York Times called this performance "impeccable" and "sizzling" when it was last presented. You can preview a video excerpt here.

More details and ticket information will be available soon. Bookmark our Fifth Anniversary page on our website to stay up to date on all our GEMS celebratory events.

PaulO'Dette snapshot(3in) 2Beginning next season GEMS will be collaborating with the Americas Society on a new series "GEMAS—Early Music of the Americas." The opening concert, part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration, will be a recital by the celebrated lutenist Paul O'Dette on Thursday, November 9.  Details coming soon!

Of Special Interest

asteriaThe duo Asteria—Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, tenor and lutenist—will perform during Summer Night, The Frick Collection’s free public evening, Friday, June 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Summer Night celebrates the Frick’s three summer exhibitions: Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes; Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court; and White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain. All visitors over the age of ten are welcome, and no reservations are necessary.

more information from The Frick


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 Event Listings
Canticum NovumCanticum Novum Singers
Bach: Mass in B Minor

Harold Rosenbaum, conductor
Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, May 19 at 8 pm     Tickets: $35-$50
The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th Street, Manhattan

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Repast 2(72dpi x 4.3in)Repast Baroque Ensemble
The Ghosts of Versailles

Amelia Roosevelt & Claire Jolivet, violins
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
Avi Stein, harpsichord

Wednesday, May 23 at 8 pm   Tickets: $5-$25
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue
entrance on 25th Street between Lex and Third, Manhattan

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Empire Viols(4in)Empire Viols
Bonbons / Süssigkeiten: Delights for Viols and Harpsichord

Martha McGaughey and Carlene Stober, viols
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Friday, June 1 at 8 pm     Tickets: $10 suggested donation
Second Presbyterian Church, 6 W. 96th Street, Manhattan

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Musica Nuova_ballotextMusica Nuova
Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle Ingrate
(The Dance of the Ungrateful Women)

With a new pastiche of Monteverdi songs and English dialogue,
created by Grant Herreid and Lawrence Rosenwald

Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)     Tickets: $20
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

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Summer Night

Sylvia Rhyne, soprano
Eric Redlinger, lute

Friday, June 8 at 6:00 pm     Free; no reservations necessary
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70 Street, Manhattan

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compositeSebastian Chamber Players
The Composer's Instrument: Chamber Music for the Classical Fortepiano and Strings

Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano
Daniel S. Lee, violin
Ezra Seltzer, cello

Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $10-$15
All Angels' Episcopal Church, 251 W. 80th Street, Manhattan

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

May 19 at 4 pm - Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord, Morris-Jumel Mansion, NYC
May 19 at 8 pm - The Queen's Chamber Band, First Moravian Church, NYC
May 20 at 4 pm - Julianne Baird, Fraunces Tavern Museum, NYC
May 22 at 8 pm - Lisa Terry and Angela Yeung, Saint Peter's Church, NYC
May 22 at 8 pm - Voices of Ascension, Church of the Ascension, NYC
May 26 at 7:30 pm - operamission, The Gershwin Hotel, NYC
May 29 at 7:30 pm - operamission, The Gershwin Hotel, NYC
May 31 at 7:30 pm - operamission, The Gershwin Hotel, NYC

Fall, 2012 - GEMS Fifth Anniversary events

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