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Mar 23rd & 25th at 7pm - TENET & the SebastiansJ.S. Bach’s St. John Passion The Sebastians and TENET team up to present J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an exceptional cast of musicians including 18 instrumentalists and 13 singers. Jeffrey Grossman leads fr...Mar 24th at 8pm - Apollo's FireSugarloaf Mountain - An Appalachian GatheringLong ago, the haunting ballads and driving fiddle tunes of Celtic lands came across the water, took root in the hills, mingled with Southern spirituals... and created the soulful music we call Appalachian....Mar 24th at 8pm - Dorian Baroque OrchestraL'Incomparable Monsieur de LullyMarc Destrubé leads the orchestra in a concert celebrating the music of Jean-Baptiste Lully. Inspired by the ornate grandeur and arrogance of the French court, Lully established a distinctly French style of music. A g...
GEMS Receives 3 NYSCA Grants for Sponsored ProjectsAmong GEMS' activities is providing fiscal sponsorship to twelve early music ensembles and organizations in New York. Our services to these groups include donation processing, financial transactions, and grant application and management. We are delig...Early Handel Operas are Current AgainRead distinguished New York Times critic James R. Oestreich's article about early opera (and the early music scene in NYC). We're delighted that Mr. Oestreich acknowledged our achievement of a primary mission of GEMS. He wrote: "New York a hotbed of ...New York City Early Music on the BBCThe BBC produced two program(me)s about New York City’s burgeoning early music community. GEMS Executive Director Gene Murrow was interviewed at the start to “set the scene,” followed by interviews with several early music directors in the City...