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Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Winter 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
Donnacha Dennehy's Tessellatum
Peter Jay Sharpe Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
The final concert of Nadia Sirota's FUSE Project residency showcases the world premiere of "Tessellatum" for viola, viol consort, and electronics by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy (co-commissioned by Symphony Space). The program also features pieces by members of the Bedroom Community. Sirota is joined on stage by Liam Byrne, Nico Muhly, and friends.
Tickets: $47/$35; Members $38/$28; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $25 Premium tickets available at $65. https://tickets.symphonyspace.org/public/hall.asp?event=9625

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Parthenia: Through the Labrynth

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, Queens 
Parthenia celebrates five centuries of consorts for four viols, presented by Musica Reginae Productions. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone are $20 and $15 Under 12 admitted free. Call 718-894-2178. Online Tickets: $22 and $17.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Ensemble Lucidarium: Songs from Shylock's Venice
The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto songs from Shylock's Venice. With Ensemble Lucidarium. Experience the sounds and sights of Shylock's world as one of Italy's premiere Early Music ensembles brings to life 16th-century Venice through this lively multimedia concert. Tickets $25, $20 Members and Students. For tickets call 646.437.4202.

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 pm
A Salon Concert with Sonnambula

A Private Tribeca Residence
Sonnambula invites you to an intimate SALON CONCERT. Wine, cheese, music, and conversation with the musicians and special guest Teju Cole, award-winning author and photography editor of The New York Times Magazine. All proceeds benefit the production of our first CD The Complete Works of Leonora Duarte (1610-1678). Address and directions will be provided upon receipt of ticket purchase.
For ticket inquiries, please email sonnambulaviols@gmail.com

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 pm 
Ars Antiqua: Journey from Leipzig - The Story of a 1713 Viola da gamba
The Historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York
Mark Kramer, viola da gamba. An evening of music and anecdotes in which a rare, three-hundred-year-old viola da gamba is showcased through an extraordinary repertory of solo literature from the 17th and 18th centuries. Made by Johann Gottfried Schmid in Leipzig, the instrument’s fascinating history is chronicled as it journeyed through time and around the world. With an important connection to the legendary Hoffmann dynasty of instrument makers, Johann Sebastian Bach and a 19th-century German ‘cellist, a wonderful story unfolds about music, instruments, and their place in a changing world. Having survived centuries of use and escaping two world wars, it is a miraculous story full of amazing coincidences and unexpected circumstances. In a very personal and intimate program, this extraordinary 1713 treasure is brought to life through a captivating narrative with beautiful music spanning three centuries. Music of Ortiz, Hume, Sainte-Colombe, Bach, Schenck & Abel.
www.ars-antiqua.org. Tickets: $35.00

Thursday, March 3, 8:00 pm
Le Strange Viols: L'Épitome Musicale
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st St.
New York City, NY 10065
L'Épitome Musicale. Though often imagined as a primarily English ensemble, the viol consort had a rich history in France as another vehicle for that nation's characteristically colorful and expressive musical imagination. Our program will feature intricate fantasies, dances and song settings of the Renaissance; the grandeur of high Baroque theater in music of Jean-Baptiste Lully; and galant delights by François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Loren Ludwig & John Mark Rozendaal, treble viols Kivie Cahn-Lipman & James Waldo, tenor viols Zoe Weiss & Douglas Kelley, bass viols.
For tickets visit www.showclix.com/event/EpitomeMusicale



















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