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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2016-Winter 2017

Thursday, September 29, 1:15
Arnie Tanimoto & Elliot Figg: The Father and the Son

Midtown Concerts
Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street, Manhattan
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba, and Elliot Figg, harpsichord. Although the popularity of the viol waned in the 18th century, Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, Carl Philipp, each left behind three sonatas for viol and keyboard. These pieces are not only gems of the German viol repertiore, but also representations of the musical geniuses of these famed members of the Bach dynasty.
Admission free. 

Friday, September 30, 8:00 PM
Empire Viols
Fall Cornucopia: Music for voice, viols and harpsichord

Second Presbyterian Church
96th St & Central Park West, NYC
Empire Viols (2 viols and harpsichord) presents a fall cornucopia of 17th-century music for voice and viols, featuring Ruth Cunningham, soprano, lately of Anonymous 4, and Patricia Halverson, viol, of Chatham Baroque. Composers include John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Marin Marais, Johann Theile, Matthew Locke and others. $10 suggested donation to benefit the organ restoration fund.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm
Parthenia: King James and His Bible: A Musical Portrait

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
Royal and Devotional Music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts with guest Dashon Burton, bass-baritone. Tickets are $40 and $25. Order by phone (212) 866 - 0468 or At the door (if available).

Saturday, October 15, 7:00 PM
Sonnambula: Renaissance Ghosts: A Hallowe'en Masquerade

Baruch Performing Arts Center
East 25th Street, NYC (between Lexington & 3rd) ​
Spritely songs and scary dances from Tudor England. Tickets: $35 ($15 students) 

Thursday, October 20, 8:00 PM
Abendmusik Opening concert: Italians in Vienna

New York’s early music string band, presents repertoire composed for consorts during the late 16th and 17th centuries. Join members, Judson Griffin, Małgorzata Ziemnicka, violins; and Lawrence Lipnik, Patricia Ann Neely and Carlene Stober, violas da gamba for “Italians in Vienna,” “Coprario’s Music” and more. Guest artists include Lewis Baratz, harpsichord and Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba. Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 8pm St. Luke in the Fields 487 Hudson Street in Greenwich Village (at the intersection of Hudson Street and Grove Street) Tickets available at the door: $20.00 general admission, $10.00 students/seniors.

October 27, 1:15 pm
Motomi Igarashi and Arnie Tanimoto: The Nymphs of the Rhine
Midtown Concerts
Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street, Manhattan
The Nymphs of the Rhine, duets for violas da gamba, is a one of Johannes Schenck's signature compositions. These duets were published at the beginning of the 18th century in Amsterdam, at a time when national styles from France, Italy, and England began to meld together in the Low Countries. The sounds of the two violas da gamba will transport the New Amsterdam audience back to Old Amsterdam with mesmerizing tranquility. 
Free admission

Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 PM
Sonnambula: Flemish Holiday with Friends & Family: The Salon of Leonora Duarte 

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC (at East 82nd St.)
Tickets $65 (children $1).

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Parthenia: William Byrd. A Life in Music

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
Works by the Elizabethan master for viols and voices. Tickets are $40 and $25. Order by phone (212) 866 - 0468 or At the door (if available).

Wednesday, March 8, 12:15 pm
Sonnambula:Musique à Trois

Queensborough Community College ​
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 
Presented by the Musoc Department at Queensborough Community College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                      

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