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


Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
Arnie Tanimoto in Concert
Christ & Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023
Celebrating his first-prize win at the 7th International Bach-Abel Viola da Gamba Competition, Arnie Tanimoto presents works by two of the most beloved viola da gamba virtuosi of the turn of the 18th century. Marin Marais and Johann Schenck published highly influential collections of viol music imparted with their unique voices on the instrument, as well as a sensitivity to stylistic influences from Italy, England, and France. With Lucine Musaelian, viola da gamba; Parker Ramsay, baroque harp; and John Walthausen, harpsichord.gamba; Parker Ramsay, baroque harp; and John Walthausen, harpsichord.
Tickets: $20 at the door

Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm
Abendmusik: Lawes and Jenkyns Guard Thy Rest* Part II

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
We continue our exploration of Lawes and Jenkins, the two great masters of English consort repertoire; and Arnold Dolmetsch who moved Ezra Pound to exclaim, "Lawes and Jenkyns guard thy rest, Dolmetsch ever be thy guest."
Tickets: $20 general; $10 students & seniors.

Saturday, June 1, at 3:00 PM
Sonnambula: Michael Praetorius's Dances from Terpsichore

The Cloisters Museum
99 Margaret Corbin Drive New York, NY 10040
With our friends, PIFFARO: The Renaissance Band. Rarely heard live, Praetorius's dances from Terpsichore, named for the Greek muse of the dance, display uncommon composition. This landmark program brings together the nation's leading interpreters of Renaissance repertoire for an afternoon of unforgettable phantasmagoric splendor.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm
Telemann in Paris: Selections from the "Paris Quartets" of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), Manhattan
A sensation in Paris in the 1730’s, the popular German composer and keyboardist performed his quartets with illustrious local musicians, captivating their 18th-century patrons with familiar dances, sweet airs, & virtuosic flare. The program will include Quartets 2, 5, 9, and solo Fantasies for each instrument. Immanuel Davis, traverso; Leah Nelson, violin; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.
Tickets: Free









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