Viola da Gamba Concert Calendar for Greater New York City
Fall 2014/ Spring 2015
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
House of Time: Apotheosis and Re-Creation
Hudson View Gardens at the Lounge
116 Pinehurst Avenue, Manhattan
Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street, Manhattan
Climb to the summit of the French Baroque with Couperin's Apotheose di Lulli and Leclair's Recreation de Musique. Tatiana Daubek and Cynthia Roberts, baroque violins; Gonzalo Ruiz, baroque oboe; Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Beiliang Zhu, viola da gamba; Avi Stein, harpsichord.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Robert Lehmann Court
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10028
Sonnambula will present a special concert on period violas da gamba from the Metropolitan Museum's collection featuring instruments by Humel, Jais, and Rose, and Jude Ziliak will play the 1669 Amati violin. James Kennerley will sing.
Free with museum admission
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:15 pm
Abendmusik: “Poland’s Golden Age” Works by Haussmann, Jarzebski, Valentini, Mielczewski Albert & Weichmann
GEMS Midtown Concert Series
Chapel at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, Manhattan
Judson Griffin, and Małgorzata Ziemnicka, baroque violins; Lawrence Lipnik, Patricia Ann Neely and Carlene Stober, viole de gambe and David Schuler, harpsichord and chamber organ.
Admission is free
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 pm
Abendmusik: Il vero modo di abbellire – “The True Way to Embellish
St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014
Dances and Diminutions from Italy. The program features solo diminutions for violin and viola bastarda by Richardo Rogniono, Diego Ortiz and Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde, as well as repertoire for the ensemble by Vincenzo Ruffo, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, Orazio Vecchi, and more. Hear the rarely performed, “A la dolc’ ombra,” (dalla Casa) and “Canzon sopra Susanna” (Ippolito?) instrumental works in which all 4 parts are embellished. Vocal canzone, as well as instrumental canzone and a dance suite from the violin tutor Il Scolaro published by Gasparo Zanetti in 1645, round out this lively program reflecting the musical activity of the Italians in the late 16th through 17th centuries. Abendmusik: Judson Griffin, and Małgorzata Ziemnicka, baroque violins; Lawrence Lipnik, Patricia Ann Neely and Carlene Stober, viole de gambe and David Schuler, harpsichord and chamber organ.
Admission is $20 general and $10 Students and Seniors.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:00 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.
Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 pm
Cantar alla Viola: Fly Swift My Thoughts
Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th street), Manhattan
Acclaimed Spanish duo (Nadine Balbeisi, soprano & Fernando Marín, viola da gamba) makes their USA debut featuring rarely performed music of Italian, Spanish and English Renaissance, including works by Juan del Encina (1468-1529), Luca Marenzio (1553-1599), Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607) and William Corkine (The Second Booke of Ayres, 1612).
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
Friday, April 17, 2015, at 6:00 pm
Arnie Tanimoto: Graduation Recital
Morse Recital Hall at the Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, NY