Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Winter 2014- Spring 2015
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.
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Teares of the Muses: Musik zur Fastenzeit, German 17th-Century Music for Lent
St. Michael’s Church
St. Michael’s Hall: 2nd Floor Parish House
225 West 99th Street (corner of Amsterdam Ave.), NYC
The Teares of the Muses viol consort with singers Kathleen Cantrell and Hallie Stotler, and organist John Cantrell, performs meditative music for Lent and Holy Week interspersed with pieces for viols and organ. The concert explores repertory by the composers who flourished a century before Bach: Buxtehude, Schein, Scheidt, Hammerschmidt, Geist, and others. Capricornus’s O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid, a reflection on the Passion Story, opens the concert. Our program also celebrates an ensemble sound much favored in 17th-century Germany: the distinctively hued scoring of one or two voices in combination with viols. Admission: $20/$15 students and seniors.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Janet Hassett, longtime member of VdGS/GNY.
Saturday, February 28, 8:00 pm
Ars Antiqua: House of Cards. Paris in the Age of Revolution
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
François-André Philidor, "Quatuors II & VI" from L’art de la modulation, Pancrace Royer, "Le Vertigo Louis Gabriel Guillemain," "Amusement for Violin Solo in A Major" Georg Philipp Telemann, "Quatuor in G Major" & "Salon Music for Harp Solo." Elizabeth Wallfisch, baroque violin; Mark Kramer, viola da gamba; Rachel Evans, baroque violin; Anne Briggs, baroque flute; Geoffrey Burgess, baroque oboe; Cheryl Ann Fulton, baroque triple harp; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord.
Tickets are $35.00 and will be available at the door the evening of the concert.
Ticket desk opens at 7:30 p.m
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.
Sunday April 19, 1:30 pm
Empire Viols: A Little Lunchtime Music
Mannes The New School for Music
Goldmark Hall, third floor
150 W. 85th St. NY NY 10024
Empire Viols (Martha McGaughey and Carlene Stober) will be joined by guests Lucine Musaelian, Patricia Halverson, and Linda Quan (treble, tenor and bass viols) for an hour of consort music from late 16th and early 17th-century England. Two-, three-, four-, and five-part music by Gibbons, Byrd, Lupo and others.
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
Saturday, MAY 30, 2015
Sonnambula: William Lawes, The Six-Part Consorts
With special guests Josh Lee, viola da gamba Avi Stein, organ