Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:15 pm
Hesperus: Devices and Divisions
St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue, NYC
A program of intriguing Ayres, Suites, Divisions and Dances by Locke, Jenkins, Dowland and Young (including the 21st century premiere of Jenkins' trios for three trebles). Tina Chancey, 5 and 6-string pardessus de viole, treble John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba Loren Ludwing, viola da gamba Annalisa Pappano, viola da gamba, Webb Wiggins, harpsichord
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
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8:00 pm
In the Salon of Mlle. Lévi: Viols at the Revolution
The Brotherhood Synagogue
28 Gramercy Park S, NYC
Who was the mysterious Mlle. Levi, whose pardessus playing took Paris by storm in 1745? She burst upon the Concerts Spirituels, a complete unknown, performed there an unprecedented five times in three years, only to disappear then reemerge in the Mercure Galant in 1783, advertising for pupils. Her salon sparked interest in the most fashionable music of her time, aiding the careers of her peers while she vanished into the shadows. This concert features music by Mlle. Levi's friends and contemporaries, composers such as Leclair, Marais, Forqueray, Rebel and Couperin, performed by members of the award-winning ensemble Hesperus.
Tickets: $25:00, seniors and students; $35.00 General admission; $100.00 Front Row Series Supporter.