Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:00 pm
The Teares of the Muses: From Crystal Heavens Above, To Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth
New York University Bobst Library Gallery
70 Washington Square South, NYC
Margaret Panofsky, director, and Kathleen Cantrell, soprano. Consort songs and fantasies by Taverner, Byrd, Morley, Dowland, and Purcell.
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:00 pm
Parthenia: William Lawes Complete Setts for Six Viols and Organ
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
With guests Joanna Blendulf and Alice Robbins, viol, and David Shuler, organ. William Lawes, courtier and composer for Charles I of England, was killed in the Civil War at age 43. Lawes himself was a dynamic viol player, and his works for six viols and organ offer up stunning harmonies and emotional journeys to the listener and performer alike.
Tickets: $40 and 25; Under 18 free at the door. Call 212-866-0468