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

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
Manhattan
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)
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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

Thursday, June 6, at 1:15 PM
Empire Viols Le Retour: Music for two viols from the Golden Age of French music.

Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street
Manhattan Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober, violas da gamba. Join Empire Viols à deux performing some of the glorious viol music from the French baroque, taking as inspiration the words of Couperin: “Although a harpsichord or a theorbo can be added to this piece, it will sound best on two viols, with nothing else added.”
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Thursday, June 13, at 1:15 PM
Satono Norizuki & Patricia-Ann Neely: Composition and Improvisation in the Medieval Time
Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street
Satono Norizuki, clavisimbalum Patricia Ann Neely, vielle. Today, only a part of the instrumental music repertoire in the medieval period is still extant, because musicians in those days often didn’t write down their compositions. They usually performed pieces in the improvisatory style. This program includes dance music and keyboard transcriptions of secular works with varying degrees of decoration and elaboration.
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Thursday, June 20, at 1:15 pm
Concentus German Extravaganza: Alex Yu, recorder; Ka-Wai Yu, viols; Masayuki Maki, harpsichord
Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street
After The Thirty Years' War, German cities started a competition of importing culture from Italy and France. The greatest composers of the high baroque period in Germany were all admirers of French and Italian music. They composed the chamber sonatas in the Italian style with their sophisticated creativity.
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                      

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