Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm (snow date, February 26th)
Cisraritanian Viols Consort: Verrie Sweet and Artificiall: Music of the Little Ice Age (1650–1850)
For Four Violas da Gamba
Farmstead Arts Center
Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead
50 King George Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Roland Hutchinson (treble and bass viols), Sheryl Reed (tenor and bass viols), Ilizabeth Cabrera (bass viol), Douglas Harden (alto and bass viols). The Cisraratanian Consort of Viols, New Jersey’s historical string ensemble, in a warm winter concert of sweet suites, serious psalmody, and fulsome fantasias from the Long Eighteenth Century—plus a shady modern surprise or two. Composers from Europe and America (in chronological order) include Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, David Funck, William Billings, Lowell Mason, and Brooke Green. The title of the program is taken from the description of the sound of a consort of viols from the earliest English translation of Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier (1561): “The musicke with a sette of violes doth no lesse delite a man: for it is verrie sweet and artificiall.
Reception follows. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students, seniors, and members of the Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Abendmusik: Honoring Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
With guest artists Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor and Dongsok Shin, keyboards.
Judson Griffin, baroque violin; Małgorzata Ziemnicka, baroque violin; Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba; Carlene Stober, viola da gamba; Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba. Featyred are works by Franz Tunder, Johann Rudolf Ahle, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Christoph Bach, and instrumental works by Matthias Weckman, David Pohle, Clemens Thieme, Johann Wilhelm Furcheim, and Andreas Oswald.
This concert is made possible by the fiscal sponsorship and administrative servicesof Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. and the "New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature."
Tickets available at the door: $20.00 general admission, $10.00 students/seniors.
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 pm
Ars Antiqua: Orpheus in Hamburg: Telemann's Private World
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York
Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba with Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Mezzo Soprano; Jorg-Michael Schwarz, Violin; Geoffrey Burgess, Oboe & Recorder; Nina Stern, Chalumeau & Recorder; Michael Sponseller, Harpsichord. From Telemann's most intimate, imaginative and effervescent period: Fantasia in G-Minor For Viola da Gamba Solo, Sonata for Chalumeau, Oboe, Violin & Continuo, Cantatas from the Harmonischer Gottesdienst, Duet for Two Recorders in B-flat, Concerto in A-minor for Recorder, Oboe, Violin & Continuo.
Tickets are available at the door. $35 $40 $50.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, with Parthenia Viol Consort and Baroque in the Fields
Music from the 17th-century Salzburg Court
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields 487 Hudson Street, Manhattan
An ensemble of period instruments, directed by David Shuler. Featuring the Requiem in F minor and the Mass in B-flat major by Heinrich Ignaz Biber, along with instrumental music, as part of the Concerts at Saint Luke in the Fields series.
Tickets $25 to $35; subscriptions to the 5-concert series are available. Phone (212) 414-7440