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



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  • Feb 26th at 4pm - Ars Longa
    Music Before 1800, in cooperation with GEMAS, a project of GEMS and Americas Society, presentsArs LongaGulumbá gulumbé: Resonancias de África en el Nuevo Mundo New York DebutTeresa Paz, soprano and directorHere’s your chance to experience someth...
    Mar 4th at 3pm - Amor Artis
    Amor ArtisFrench Masterworks A gorgeous Lenten meditation featuring Baroque and modern motets and litanies by Poulenc, Charpentier, Rameau, and Manchicourt. Conducted by Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau. Featuring Madeline Apple He...
    Mar 16th at 7:30pm - East of the River
    Five Boroughs Music Festival presents East of the RiverSultana: Music of the Sephardic DiasporaA transporting journey through bazaars, kitchens, dance circles, prayer houses, and public squares, braiding together the rich musical traditions of the Se...



  • 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.