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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2022/ Winter 2023

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm
ARTEK: Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 9
GEMS Midtown Concert Series
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
52 West End Ave (entrance on West 87th Street), Manhattan
The collection includes one of Monteverdi’s masterpieces, the great duet Zefiro torna, and the ethereal trio Come dolce hoggi from a lost opera. ARTEK’s current singers include Clara Rottsolk, Sarah Chalfy, Kim Leeds, Andrew Fuchs, Jacob Perry, Jr. and Peter Becker. Don’t miss ARTEK’s concerts of Book 9 madrigals!
Friday, October 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm
ARTEK: Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 9
St. Clement's Church,
2013 Appletree Street, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 5:00 pm
ARTEK: Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 9
All Saints Episcopal Church 286-88 7th Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets: $15–$50

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:30 pm
Threads of Power: Lace and Music

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Performer and musicologist Elizabeth Weinfield (Juilliard/Sonnambula) and celebrated opera director Elena Araoz (Princeton University) collaborate on an evening of music and performance that takes place throughout the Threads of Power exhibition. From lace "tells" (working songs) to artful Renaissance fantasias, hear music that explores the mathematic and aesthetic dimensions of lace through the lenses of history, gender, and labor. Jude Ziliak, violin; Elizabeth Weinfield, viols/direction; Amy Domingues, viols; Caroline Nicolas, viols; Kevin Payne, theorbo; Nola Richardson, soprano.

Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 7:30 pm
House of Time: The Royal Strings  
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
128 Pinehurst Avenue, Manhattan
With a haunting tone and a range large enough to play bass lines as well as chords and treble melodies, it is a wonder the viola da gamba ever went away. At the turn of the 18th century the instrument was the favorite of French royalty, and its repertoire was perhaps the most sophisticated music of the age. Two gambas take center stage, and the splendor of the court shines through in this program of French delights featuring Matt Zucker and Adam Young on works by Marais as well as Couperin's L'Imperiale and his unpublished, and rarely performed La Sultane.
Tickets: $15–$35

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:30 pm
Abendmusik: In nomine
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
West 65th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan
In nomine by Taverner, Tye, Bull, Parsons, Ferrabosco, Gibbons, Weelkes, Jenkins, Lawes, Purcell, and more...
Tickets:$25 ~ General, $10 ~ Students & Seniors

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Parthenia: Anima Sola

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
529 West 121st Street, Manhattan
Soprano Laura Heimes joins Parthenia for ANIMA SOLA — passionate music for voice and viols, with guest John Mark Rozendaal, viol.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7:00 pm
Sonnambula: Highest and Curious Musicke: Songs of Tudor Times

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Ave
​New York, NY 10024
"Your Viols were invented for these kind of Musickes, which may bee compared with the highest and curious musicke in the world." So wrote English composer Tobias Hume in his preface to the "Poeticall Musicke," a collection of 16th-century works for mixed consort, to extoll the virtues of instrumental composition in lieu of the voice, still a relatively new phenomenon in Elizabethan England. This program features some of the more experimental and complicated works of the period written with instruments in mind, alongside some of our favorites from the repertory.
​A program in honor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition, The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England.

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:15 pm
Empire Viols: Rhine Journey: German Music for Viols and Harpsichord
Midtown Concerts
St. Malachy's Church
239 West 49th Street, Manhattan
Empire Viols explores the Rhine through haunting, tuneful music of German composers of the Baroque. The tour includes two Rhine pieces: renowned gambist Johannes Schenck's Le Nymphe di Rheno and Johann Jakob Froberger's travelogue, Le Passage du Rhin, as well as a passacaglia by Johann Friedrich Meister. Transcriptions of Johann Sebastian and son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach complete the trip.
Admission free.

Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 1:15 pm
Midtown Concerts
Theotokos: Handel's Cantatas from the Harmonischer Gottesdienst
St. Malachy's Church
239 West 49th Street, Manhattan
John Taylor Ward ~ baritone, Elisse Albian ~ soprano, Manami Mizumoto ~ violin, Gaia Saetermoe-Howard ~ oboe, Doug Balliett ~ viola da gamba and direction, Elliot Figg ~ harpsichord and direction. When Bach composed his cantata cycle for St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, he was not the first choice for the job. That distinction belongs to Telemann, who also composed a complete cantata cycle for the liturgical year. Telemann's cycle, though composed for smaller forces, is equally evocative and dramatic in its word-painting and charged emotion. We present three of Telemann's most exciting, bizarre, and touching cantatas from this cycle.
Admission free 



















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