Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2016-Winter 2017
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.
Friday, October 21, 8 PM
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023
Music from Shakespeare’s Time Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Collectio Musicorum is presenting a concert featuring music from his plays and from his time. Included will be works by Thomas Morley, Robert Johnson, and Nicholas Lanier. Admission is free.
Thursday, October 27, 1:15 PM
Motomi Igarashi and Arnie Tanimoto: The Nymphs of the Rhine
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.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM
Music From 3 Cities
227 Park Avenue S.
New York City
Jay Bernfeld and Roland Martin Alonso play music of Sainte-Colombe, Boimortier, and Marais.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
A Recital with Sarah Cunningham and Richard Egarr
The House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
New York, NY, 10128
New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI) will present two luminaries of period instrument performance, harpsichordist Richard Egarr and viola da gambist Sarah Cunningham, in a recital on November 3, 2016 at The House of the Redeemer on New York City’s Upper East Side. With NYBI Artistic Director and gamba player Wen Yang, the musicians will offer a recital of exemplary French and German baroque works, with an added modern American twist.
Tickets: $60.00. http://www.nybaroque.org/shop/tickets-a-recital-with-sarah-cunningham-and-richard-egarr
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:00 PM
Ars Antiqua Divisions: The Art of Variation & Imagination
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York
Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba with Cheryl Ann Fulton, Harp, Krista Feeney, Violin & Charles Weaver, Theorbo. William Lawes, Harp Consorts and music of Schmelzer and Marais. With unbridled imagination, a handful of remarkable composers in the British Isles and on the Continent pushed the very limits of art, creativity and virtuosity. They were revolutionaries who quietly cultivated profound and unique points of view that stood far apart from the mainstream. It is said that such visionaries were ahead of their time, and this certainly rings true in Williams Lawes' ingenious broken consort for harp, theorbo, violin and viol. Beautiful, brainy and sometimes shocking, this rare assemblage of instruments becomes increasingly virtuosic through an intricate labyrinth of variations !
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 Music Department at Queensborough Community College.