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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
February 6, 2014

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  Event Listings
    ♦  ARTEK
    ♦  Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    ♦  REBEL
    ♦  GEMAS (Early Music of the Americas)
    ♦  Empire Viols

    ♦  Polyhymnia
    ♦  Parthenia
    ♦  Canticum Novum

♦  Midtown Concerts

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What's New at GEMS...

GEMAS returns!
We are pleased to announce that GEMAS (Early Music of the Americas) has three unusual concerts coming up before the end of March, featuring outstanding artists from abroad and the City!  After a very successful inaugural season last year, the series, produced in collaboration with Americas Society, has once again received funding from the MetLife Foundation to complement support from the NYC Dep't. of Cultural Affairs and others.  GEMAS is co-directed by soprano Nell Snaidas and Americas Society Music Director Sebastian Zubieta and will present three varied concerts on February 27, March 8, and March 19.  Details are below.

Mordecai Rubin CollectionNeed a new recorder (or ten)?
How about a konsort of krummhorns? The musical effects -- instruments and scores -- of recorder player and Spanish scholar Mordecai Rubin will be sold during four days from Wednesday, February 12th through Saturday, February 15th at the home of Lucy Cross, 210 Riverside Drive (at 93rd Street), Apt. 12B.

Available instruments are by Moeck, Dolmetsch, Roessler, Von Huene, and others. Available editions and scores (numbering over 400) run the gamut from medieval through Renaissance and baroque to contemporary music, many quite rare and fine, many of which Mordecai Rubin acquired in Europe.
This sale, sponsored by the Wednesday Night Club, is a benefit for Professor Rubin, who is being cared for in a nursing home in Portland, Oregon.  Viewing and sales on Wed.–Friday are by appointment only: call 212-666-2464 or e-mail Lucy Cross here.  Viewing and sales on Saturday the 15th will commence at 10 am and will wind up after 5 pm with a gala event yet to be determined.
Of Special Interest

ARTEK's Art of the Early Keyboard series continues with a concert of all music by J.S. Bach on Thursday, February 20.  The program includes the Concerto for 2 harpsichords in C minor; Concerto for violin in A minor; Cantata 209, Non sa che sia dolore; and Cantata 211, Coffee Cantata.
REBEL celebrates the release of their latest CD with a show at the new venue SubCulture in NoHo (this will be the venue's first concert presented by a period instrument ensemble).  The concert, on Monday, February 24, presents double violin sonata's by Telemann, Leclair, Vivaldi, Corelli, Goldberg and Boyce.


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 Event Listings
Renee Anne LoupretteAmuse Singers & Les Demoiselles de Notre Dame
A Feast for Our Lady

Marian chant, motets and masses in honor of Mary
with string quartet, flute, organ and percussion
Renée Anne Louprette, Music Director

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15 suggested donation
Église de Notre Dame, West 114th Street & Morningside Drive, Manhattan
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $20
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

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Peter Walker and James KennerleySonnambula
Le Jardin des Délices:
Courtly song in the time of Josquin

Peter Walker, bass-baritone & James Kennerley, tenor

Wednesday, February 12 at 8 pm     Tickets: Free
Sponsored by Early Music Columbia
St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan

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ARTEK_2011(72dpi x 5in)ARTEK
Music of Bach

A concert of concertos and cantatas, including the famous "Coffee Cantata."

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8 pm    
Tickets: $15-$25

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

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St. Luke choir-garden_2012(4.5in)Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
Prince of Music: Choral Works by G.P. da Palestrina

David Shuler, director
Include Palestrina's Missa Confitebor tibi Domine for double choir, along with motets, hymns and canticles

Thursday, February 20 at 8 pm     Tickets: $25-$35
Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm by Dr. Antoni Pizà

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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REBEL_2014(72dpi 4in)REBEL
17th- & 18th-Century Music from Central Europe

CD Release Concert, with works by Leclair, Corelli, Boyce, Goldberg, Telemann, & Vivaldi
Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, violins
John Moran, violoncello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Monday, February 24 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $25
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, Manhattan

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Musica FictaThe Americas Society & GEMS present
GEMAS – Early Music of the Americas

Spring 2014 Season

Musica Ficta (pictured)
Columbus: Gateway to the New World
Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm
Hispanic Society, Audubon Terrace, at Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets
, Manhattan

Eduardo Egüez, lute & Furio Zanasi, baritone
Saturday, March 8 at 7 pm
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at East 68th Street), Manhattan

Symphonie des DragonsAu Goût du Soldat
Wednesday, March 19 at 7 pm
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at East 68th Street), Manhattan

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Empire Viols(4in)Empire Viols
Strictly Continental: Italian, German and French music for viols and harpsichord

Music by Benedetto Marcello, Arcangelo Corelli, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, and J.S. Bach

Friday, February 28 at 8 pm    
Tickets: $10 suggested donation

Second Presbyterian Church, West 96th Street & Central Park West, Manhattan

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Polyhymnia_2012(cropped 4in)Polyhymnia
Hymns & Responds for the Sarum Rite

Music of John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, and John Sheppard

Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm by Mr. Emerson Morgan

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

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Parthenia_2011_54(cropped 4.5in)Parthenia
Tickets on sale for spring season!

PURCELL: The complete fantasias for viol consort
Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm

MUSICAL GAMES: Three centuries of music for strings
Saturday, May 17 at 8pm

Both concerts at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan

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 Canticum Novum_2012-05-19_003_choir and orchestra_cropped(4.5in)Canticum Novum
Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Soloists: Andrew Fuchs (Evangelist), Craig Phillips (Jesus), Laura Heimes, Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Sean Fallen, and Christopher Herbert

Saturday, April 12 at 7 pm    
Tickets: $40-$60

The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, 184 76th Street (at Lexington Ave), 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

AbendmusikFebruary 13: Abendmusik
An Afternoon in the German Baroque Style
Judson Griffin, violin
Margaret Ziemnicka, violin
Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba
Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba
Carlene Stober, viola da gamba
Rick Erickson, chamber organ, harpsichord

Instrumental works of German composers who thrived despite unrest during the 30 Years' War by traveling to European cultural centers.

SIREN baroque(4in)February 21: SIREN Baroque
Courts to Convents: Women All-Stars of the Baroque II
Brittany Palmer, soprano
Brett Umlauf, soprano
Antonia Nelson, Baroque violin
Liv Heym, Baroque violin
Anneke Schaul­Yoder, Baroque cello
Kelly Savage, harpsichord

SIREN Baroque highlights both known and little-known women composers from the French court of Versailles to the convents of Italy. This program is the second part of SIREN Baroque’s Women Composers series and offers a diverse and wide range of styles, which illustrates how women contributed to the formation of the baroque era.

Looking ahead:
February 27: Karen Marie Marmer & Dongsok Shin
Forgotten Fame: Music of Mozart and His Contemporaries
     violin & fortepiano
March 6: Grand Harmony, Reicha's Wind Quintet in E Flat
     Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon

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

Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm - Grand Harmonie, Church of the Transfiguration, NYC
Saturday, February 8 (Reservation deadline) - Baroque... and Beyond Workshop series with Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, The Waldorf School of Garden City, Garden City, NY
Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm - Quicksilver, Corpus Christi Church, NYC
Monday, February 10 at 8 pm - ACRONYM, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC

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