Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2016-Winter 2017
Friday, December 2, 5:00 pm
The Teares of the Muses: Wachet Auf! 17th-Century German Christmas Music for Voices and Viols
Bobst Library Gallery
70 Washington Square South, NYC
The Teares of the Muses viol consort and guest soloists Kathleen Cantrell and Hallie Stotler perform 17th-century German music for Advent and Christmas by Tunder, Praetorius, Schein, Scheidt, Farina, Schütz, and Vierdanck. The soaring voices proclaim the famous traditional texts of hope and renewal, making sumptuous harmony with the four viols and organ. But all was not well in 17th-century Germany. In the midst of the Thirty Years War that lasted from 1618 to 1648, these composers continued to create gorgeous music while suffering from many hardships brought on by the famously brutal conflict.
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.