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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 pm
Les Talens Lyriques
Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York City
Boston Early Music Festival Series Light and Shadow: Music of François Couperin To celebrate Couperin’s 350th birthday, harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset leads the dynamic Les Talens Lyriques in a selection of the French composer’s Baroque works including selections from the third Concert royal composed for the court of Louis XIV, excerpts from the hauntingly expressive Leçons de ténèbres written for the Abbey of Longchamp, Suite No. 1 from the Pièces de violes, and selections for solo harpsichord.
Pre-concert talk: 7 pm with Christophe Rousset
Tickets: Concert: $45; $35 for members.

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00 pm
Ars Antiqua. Sebastian in Thüringer Wald: Young Bach at the Wellspring of Genius

Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue,
Chappaqua, NY
Mark Kramer, viola da gamba, joined by Heather Johnson, mezzosoprano; Jörg-Michael Schwartz & Karen Marie Marmer, baroque violin; Peter Kupfer,baroque viola; Hideki Yamaha, theorbo; Leon Schelhase, organ & harpsichord; The Emanuel Ringers, bells. A rare opportunity to hear Bach in an entirely adventurous and new context. Music of Bach¹s ancestors, Pachelbel, Riencken, Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian.
Concert will be followed by a buffet of Black Forest Cake & German Confections.
Tickets $35.00 www.ars-antiqua.org 

Sunday, November 4, 3:00 pm
Parthenia Viol Consort Opening Concert

Parthenia presents three concerts of music from the Renaissance era in Italy and England, featuring magnificent 8-part motets and polychoral works with New World Recorders, Michael East’s complete Third Book of Madrigals with Les Canards Chantants, and a performance of masterpieces by Jewish composers from England, by way of Italy, with ARTEK. Parthenia’s 2018-2019 Concert Season brings you the full variety, depth and reach of this outstanding repertoire.

Thursday, November 8, 1:15 pm
Rumore Terribile Rosalind
Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street Manhattan
Salomé Gasselin, viola da gamba Martin Bernstein, recorders. This concert tells a story about a young English flutist. In 1651, the king of England Charles II was exiled to France. Well aware that exile could still be fun if you’re rich enough, Charles made sure to take a few of his favorite musicians with him. Our flutist, one Rosalind du Bois, disguises herself as a boy to join her teacher and the rest of the troupe. And she keeps a journal -- with her thoughts about the journey, alongside some of the music she and the others played together. It’s perfect for us: music that’s cut up and reconfigured, adapted to the troupe’s small size. It’s also music by and for people between places, mixing French and English styles and traditions and languages. Join us in exploring it, and in finding the intimacy that comes from small ensembles, from traveling and living and eating and drinking together.
Admission free.

Thursday, November 15, 8:00 pm
Kammermusik for Abendmusik

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village.
New York City
New York's Period Instrument String Band. Works by German composers David Funck, Theodor Schwartzkopf, Johann Michael Nicolai, Cyriacus Wilche, Paul Hainlein, Johann Wilhelm Furchhiem, and Johann Rosenmüller performed by Judson Griffin and Malgorzata Ziemnicka, violin; Lawrence Lipnk, Patricia Ann Neely, and Carlene Stober, viola da gamba. Guest: Adam Young, viola da gamba.
Tickets are $20/$10

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
Sonnambula: Sound and the City. Street Cries from Renaissance London
The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of art
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York City
Hot codlings, hot! Ha' ye any old bellows or trays to mend? The chaos and cacophony of the busy city inspired some of the most innovative composers in Renaissance London. Hear Orlando Gibbons's famous Cries of London — from the night watchman announcing the 3 o'clock hour to the closing of the market at the end of the day — in the urban oasis of The Met Cloisters.

Monday, November 26, 7:30 pm
Francesca Caccini's Alcina
Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York City
he Grammy award-winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents a new, semi-staged production of Alcina by Medici court composer and performer Francesca Caccini. Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors Gilbert Blin, Stage Director Robert Mealy, Concertmaster Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director Anna Watkins, Costume Designer Shannon Mercer, Alcina Colin Balzer, Ruggiero Kelsey Lauritano, Melissa Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles The exhibitions Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters and Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30pm
Empire Viols: Channel Surfing. Music of France & England

Church of the Transfiguration
One E. 29th St.
New York City
Empire Viols (Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober, viols; Arthur Haas, harpsichord) focuses on the rich repertoire for two viols and harpsichord, while also expanding its programs with daring and adventurous transcriptions of music originally composed for other instruments. The November 30 concert at Little Church Around the Corner, Channel Surfing, will feature French and English music, with guest Lucine Musaelian.










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