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  • New York Baroque Incorporated
    New York Baroque Incorporated
  • Parthenia and Guests
    Parthenia and Guests
  • Aaron Brown
    Aaron Brown
  • ARTEK
    ARTEK
  • Elinor Frey
    Elinor Frey
  • TENET
    TENET
  • Parthenia
    Parthenia
  • Khorikos
    Khorikos
  • Abendmusik
    Abendmusik
  • Sonnambula
    Sonnambula
  • Diderot String Quartet
    Diderot String Quartet
  • Acronym
    Acronym

WELCOME


... to your gateway to New York's vibrant early music scene!

The slideshow above comprises just a small selection of the ensembles and artists we serve. Click the button at right to join our mailing list to receive our semi-monthly "Notes on the Scene" newsletter covering news and upcoming events.

 

FEATURED EVENTS

of Unusual Interest or Exceptional Quality

  • Mar 23rd & 25th at 7pm - TENET & the Sebastians
    J.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 Fire
    Sugarloaf 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 Orchestra
    L'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...

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NEWS

  • GEMS Receives 3 NYSCA Grants for Sponsored Projects
    Among 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 Again
    Read 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 BBC
    The 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...

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.