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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Spring 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 pm
Empire Viols: Frühlingsfest
The Church of the Transfiguration
'The Little Church Around the Corner'
One East 29th Street (between 5th and Madison),
Celebrate Spring with a Baroque Bouquet of Empire Viols Favorites. Delight in the trios of Johann Ludwig Krebs — gifted student of Johann Sebastian Bach — as well as music by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, his brilliant eldest son. The ensemble's floral collection includes a treasured duet from Johann Schenck's 'Le nymphe di Rheno' and colorful harpsichord solos by Johann Jakob Froberger and Georg Böhm. Tickets: $15.00

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00 PM
Parthenia & Les Canards Chantants
Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street
Come Life, Come Death, I Care Not. A musical tour of Jacobean London, Madrigalists Les Canards Chantants join Parthenia, and guest Motomi Igarashi, for a presentation of Michael East’s Third Book of Madrigals of 1610. Anthems, madrigals, Neapolitans and pastorals for voices and viols, and a cycle of eight remarkable viol fantasias. Tickets: $10-$25.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
Leçons de ténèbres á 1 et 2 voix, by François Couperin

Grace Church
10th St and Broadway
Amy Bartram, soprano; Ruth Cunningham, soprano; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba; Patrick Allen, organ.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00 pm
Artek: Fit for a King: The Musical Offering of J. S. Bach

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West and 65th Street,
In 1747, J. S. Bach met with Frederick the Great of Prussia and was put to a challenge by the king: improvise a 3-voice fugue on the Thema Regium, or "theme of the King". Bach complied with great success, whereupon the King commanded a 6-voice fugue! Bach returned home and completed not only the 6-voice fugue but also a collection of canons and a Sonata on the Royal Subject, and published the collection as the Musical Offering. Come experience the musical glory of the Prussian court as Cynthia Freivogel, violin; Immanuel Davis, flute; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and organ perform the entire collection.
Tickets: Reserved seating $50/$30/$20 regular, $40/$25/$15 over 65/under 25 Side and partial view seats $10.

May 2, 2019, 1:15-2:00
Arnie Tanimoto and Gwendolyn Toth: The Viola Bastarda. 

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's
Church 50th St. and Park Avenue
Calling for incredible range and agility it is no wonder that the viola da gamba was dubbed ‘the queen’ of the bastarda style. This program will explore the viola bastarda repertoire from its origins in the mid 16th century up until its final compositions in the early 17th century. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist” Arnie Tanimoto performs in venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan. A recipient of a Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Fellowship he has performed and recorded with the likes of Barthold Kuijken, and the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble.









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