Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2014- Spring 2015
Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
Empire Viols: Viaggio in Italia
Second Presbyterian Church
96 and Central Park West, Manhattan
Join Empire Viols as we head south to sunny Italy and also travel in time from the 18th to the 14th centuries and back to discover music rarely heard on viols. As in any good road trip, there will be surprises along the way.Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba; Carlene Stober, viola da gamba; Arthur Haas, harpsichord.
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:00 pm
Musica Viva of New York Queen Elizabeth's Court: Music of Tallis and Byrd
All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Avenue at East 80th Street, Manhattan
Misa Iwama, Interim Artistic Director with viol consort Parthenia, and a cast of actors reading the Queen's own speeches and works of other brilliant writers of the Tudor era.
Tickets: $30. Reception to follow concert.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
Musica Nuova and The Weckmann Project
Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
125-131 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY
Musica Nuova and The Weckmann Project present The Christmas Oratorio by Heinrich Schütz The first staged New York performance of this Baroque masterwork in over a decade. Jeffrey Grossman leads an ensemble including the viol consort Parthenia. Under the stage direction of Walker Lewis, Musica Nuova will dramatize the Christmas story with staging and movement that brings out the coziness, intimacy, theater, and unexpected humor of the timeless tale.
Tickets: $10–$25 Tickets: $10 (Free for children under 10)
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 6:30 pm
Sonnambula: Renaissance Nowells from France and England
Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch
West End Avenue at West 87th Street, NYC
With James Kennerley, tenor.
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sonnambula: Zarzeula. Theatrical Music of 17th-century Spain
The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street, NYC
With Camille Zamora, soprano; Esteban La Rotta, vihuela.
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.
Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:00 pm
Arnie Tanimoto: Graduation Recital
Morse Recital Hall at the Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, NY