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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
May 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2014, 9:00 pm
Sonnambula Viol Consort: John Dowland’s complete Lachrimae
With new Lachrimae settings by Doug Balliett, Brad Balliett, and Elliot Cole
121 Ludlow Street, #2, NYC
Jude Ziliak, violin; Elizabeth Weinfeld, tenor viol; Shirley Hunt, Arnie Tanimoto, Wen Yang; bass viol
Kevin Payne, lute; James Kennerly, tenor.
$15 at the door (includes glass of wine)

Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 7:00 pm
New York Consort of Viols: Farewell Celebration Concert

The Church of the Transfiguration (The Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street (east of Fifth Avenue), NYC
The Sweet Power of Musicke - Music from Shakespeare’s Time
Guest Artists: Amy Bartram, soprano; John Genke, actor
Admission $25; seniors and students $15. For further information: 212 580 9787  

Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 4:00 pm
REBEL with Les Voix Humaines and Matthias Maute: Human Voices
Bedford Presbyterian Church
Village Green (Rt.22/Rt.172), Bedford, NY
Works by Telemann, J.S. Bach, Buffardin, Couperin and Ste. Colombe, featuring the U.S. premiere of the "New Brandenburg Concerto #12" by J.S. Bach- Haynes/ Napper.
Tickets: $10-$35 Followed by a post-concert Mother's Day reception

Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 8:00 pm
The New York Continuo Collective: Cavalli Opera Scenes: La Calisto and Il Giasone, by Francesco Cavalli
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Staged by Paul Shipper and Grant Herreid, Assistant Director Charles Weaver, additional Coaching by Pat O’Brien, Judith Malafronte, and Nell Snaidas. The New York Continuo Collective will perform staged scenes from La Calisto and Il Giasone, two operas by Francesco Cavalli, the most influential composer of opera in the public theaters of mid-17th Century Venice. The performances feature 12 singers, 15 continuo players – lutes, theorbos, baroque guitars and viola da gambas, and a small string band under the direction of Leah Nelson.
Admission is Free For Information: ContinuoNY@aol.com 718-636-5706 

Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 8:00 pm
Parthenia: Musical Games. Three Centuries of Music for Strings
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
With Shira Kammen and Robert Mealy, violins and vielles 
Tickets: $40/25/10; Under 18 free; 212.866.0468

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Teares of the Muses: Revecy Venir du Printans; 17th-Century French Music Secular and Sacred

Besides the viol consort (and organ), there are two marvelous singers, Kathleen Cantrell and Campbell Rightmyer. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:15 pm
Corda Nuova

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, Manhattan
Pour la Gloire du Roi, violin, viola da gamba, theorbo 

Friday, May 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
Empire Viols: Island Music. English Tunes of Summer
Second Presbyterian Church
96 St. and Central Park West, on the Island of Manhattan
Martha McGauhey, Carlene Stober, viols; Arthur Haas, harpsichord; Leah Gale Nelson, violin.
Kick off your summer with selections fro viol superstarChristopher simpson's "Months" and "Seasons" amd rare works for violin, lyra viol, and continuo.
$10 suggested donation.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:00 pm
The NY Consort of Viols

West Side Community Garden
142 W 89th St, New York, NY
A program of Medieval music for vielles, Turkish fiddles and voice. Performers: Judith Davidoff, Lesley Retzer, and guest soprano Amy Bartram.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Baroque and Before
St Illuminators Cathedral
221 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
Lucine Musaelian, playing the bass viola da gamba, and Joyce Chen, playing the harpsichord, perform pieces that were composed throughout Europe hundreds of years ago. This beautiful program highlights the gems of the Baroque and Renaissance eras, and includes the composers Marin Marais, Georg-Philipp Telemann, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Diego Ortiz.
Admission free.
Contact Information: Lucine Musaelian Cell phone: (201) 334-8184 Email: lucinemusaelian@yahoo.com Additional Information:
There will be a reception below the cathedral to follow the concert. Delicious Armenian food will be served!

October 12, 2014, 3:00 pm
Parthenia Viol Consort Presents For Ye Violls
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, Manhattan
With Joanna Blendulf, the repertoire will be William Lawes' complete Consort Setts for five viols. The concert explores Lawes' unconventional and emotionally powerful harmonies in these five setts, or suites, for five viols and chamber organ written during the turbulent decades leading to Englands' civil war.


















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