Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Winter 2014- Spring 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
Repast for "A Musical Offering"
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (Entrance on 25th street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 10010 Featuring J.S. Bach's complete masterpiece plus two pieces by his son, C.P.E. Bach. Emi Ferguson, baroque flute, Amelia Roosevelt and Beth Wenstrom, baroque violins & viola, John Mark Rozendaal, baroque cello and viola da gamba, Gabe Shuford, harpsichord.
T ickets: $25 General; $12 Students/Seniors, available through Theatermania at (212) 352-3101
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm
ABend Music: Music from the Kroměřiž Archive
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street (just south of Christopher Street), NYC
Some of the most popular, original and striking of all 5-part music is that of Heinrich Schmelzer, Biber, and Biber's colleague Pavel Vejvanovský. The greatest source of their works in manuscript is the remarkable collection at the seemingly obscure court of Kroměřiž in Moravia, like Salzburg the seat of a prince-archbishop. Vejvanovský, in his capacity as librarian and copyist, is largely to thank for assembling this vast corpus of music. His connections with the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna ensured both the performance of Czech music in the capital and the preservation of the works of Viennese composers — chiefly Schmelzer — that would otherwise likely be lost. Hear the rarely performed Sonatina for viola da gamba and continuo attributed to August Kertzinger/Heinrich Biber as well as Schmelzer’s spirited “Fechtschule,” among others.
Featuring: Judson Griffin, baroque violin, Małgorzata Ziemnicka, baroque violin, Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba, Carlene Stober, viola da gamba, Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba, violone, David Shuler, organ, harpsichord.
Tickets available at the door: $20.00 general admission $10.00 students/seniors. Manhattan
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sonnambula: Zarzeula. Theatrical Music of 17th-century Spain
The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street, NYC
With Camille Zamora, soprano; Esteban La Rotta, vihuela.
Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
Mannes College The New School for Music
150 W. 85 St., NYC
Viola da gamba recital of Jeanne Dorche, with Joyce Chen, harpisichord, Lauren Osaka, flute. Music of Bach, Marais, Telemann, Simpson, Hume.
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 5:00 pm
Music of Marin Marais. Lisa Terry in Recital
Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp
Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC
Lisa Terry, viola da gamba, Richard Stone, theorbo. Featuring Marais' Pièces de viole, Book 2 (1717)
Suggested donation at the door $25
Join us for a reception afterwards of wine and amuse-bouches.
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
Parthenia Viol Consort: Harp and Viols
Picture Ray Studio
245 West 18th Street, NYC
Early works, plus a world premiere by Eleonor Sandresky with Christa Patton, harp. Composer/performance artist Eleonor Sandresky brings Parthenia into new territory with her commissioned premiere using choreographed movement for the consort, presented alongside dance suites and fantasias from the Renaissance.
Tickets: $25/10; Under 18 free Call 212-866-0468.
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sonnambula: O Rosa Bella. Music in the Age of Donatello
The Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway, at West 61st Street, NYC
With James Kennerley, tenor. Featured concert honoring the Museum’s exhibition Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterworks from Florence Cathedral. Gallery talk will follow with curator and Director of Education Nathaniel Prottas. www.mobia.org.
Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:00 pm
Arnie Tanimoto: Graduation Recital
Morse Recital Hall at the Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, NY