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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Winter 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
An Evening at the Concert Spirituel
Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
120 West 69th Street, Manhattan
Chloe Fedor, violin, with Parker Ramsay harpsichord & Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba.
In Paris, 1725, the Concert Spirituel emerged as one of the earliest public concert series and a cultural mecca. Chloe Fedor, Parker Ramsay and Arnie Tanimoto perform a sampling of favored composers of the series, featuring the “local” French masters as well as the foreign talent that created such a fervor on the prominent Parisian stage.
Tickets (at the door): $20 / $10 Students/SeniorsThursday,

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 1:15-2:00
Galileo's Daughters Music in the Age of Galileo - Le Nuove Musiche

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue, Manhattan
Sarah Pillow, voice; Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba; Ronn McFarlane, lute; Galileo and his composer father, Vincenzo, lived in a time when the "mathematical arts" flourished and gave birth to a new form of song based on the interpretation of ancient Greek theory and declamation. Giulio Caccini's 'Le Nuove Musiche' and virtuosic lute music is at the heart of this program. Galileo's Daughters combines music, spoken word and the visual arts to create thought-provoking and intriguing programs. Sarah Pillow, voice and Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba, along with special guests, present performances that clarify the vibrant relationship between science, the arts, human thought and faith.
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 3:00 pm
Viola da Gamba Dojo: Senfl Pleasures

Saint John’s-in-the-Village
218 West 11th Street, Manhattan
With Jonah Piali, tenor. Witty and poignant folk songs from Renaissance Germany in contrapuntal arrangements of contrapuntal ingenuity and emotional intensity. The Medieval Strings ensemble opens with works of Oswald von Wolkenstein and Guillaume de Machaut, performed on vielles, rebecs, and harp.
Free admission, contributions accepted.  

Friday, Feb 7, 2020, 7:30 pm
Parthenia: Theatrical Music for Dramatic Times

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, Manhattan
Songs and instrumental pieces from the Elizabethan period to the Restoration Parthenia Viol Consort, Daniel Moody, countertenor with Motomi Igarashi, viol The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields 487 Hudson Street Manhattan
Tickets: $40/$25 

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:30 pm
Ars Antiqua. Chinoiserie: Baroque Music from the Forbidden City & Versailles.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua,
Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba with Krista Bennion Feeney, Baroque Violin, Cheryl Ann Fulton, Baroque Triple Harp, Tomoko Sugawara, Kugo, Bethanne Walker, Baroque Flute, Dongsok Shin, Harpsichord. A rare opportunity to hear Baroque music presented in an entirely adventurous and beautiful context; European music of the 18th century intermingled with compositions brought back by musicians and missionaries who visited China's Forbidden City. The decorative style called chinoiserie was all the rage in Paris as it captured the imagination of painters, furniture makers, architects and composers. In this exotic program, Ars Antiqua brings together the haunting ancient Chinese melodies of Beijing and Rococo masterpieces heard at Versailles. Concert will be followed by a Rococo chinoiserie dessert buffet reception.
Tickets $35.00 www.ars-antiqua.org 










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