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Artek 2016-2017 Season

Lasciatemi Morire

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4 pm
St. Michael’s Church, The Hall
West 99th Street  (between Amsterdam & Broadway)

Join us at the Café d’Artek, an intimate candlelit cabaret space for music, wine, and poetry

The court poet Ottavio Rinuccini wrote the libretto and poem “Lasciatemi morire” for Monteverdi’s lost opera L’Arianna. Other madrigalists were inspired both by Rinuccini’s poetry and Monteverdi’s famous setting to compose their own music to the poem. Claudio Pari (1574-after 1619) wrote a brilliant, intensely expressive 12-madrigal cycle; and the Sicilian composer Antonio il Verso set the “Lasciatemi morire” section.

The program includes, in addition to Monteverdi’s Lamento D’Arianna and Lamento d’Armida, madrigals by Prè Maria Riccio (fl. c.1544), Stefano Rossetti (d. c.1581), Pietro Vinci (c.1525-after 1584), Claudio Pari (1574-after 1619), and Antonio Il Verso (1565-1621).

Artists: Sarah Chalfy, soprano (Arianna); Laura Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director

Cafe D’ARTEK: Beyond Monteverdi
St. Michael’s Church, The Hall
General admission (café seating) $50 ($30)

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Music for Holy Week for sopranos and basso continuo from the French baroque tradition, as part of the Midtown Concerts series. Repertoire includes the Miserere of Michel-Richard Delalande, and the Stabat Mater of Charpentier.

Featuring Rebecca Mariman, soprano, and Juli Borst, mezzo-soprano with Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and Gwendolyn Toth, organ

Free Concert, no tickets required
Presentation of Midtown Concerts

Call GEMS at (212) 866-0468 for more info

Stylus Fantasticus

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St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street
Pre-Concert Lecture at 7 pm: Sara Ruhle Kyle

Cynthia Freivogel returns for another stunning vocal and instrumental chamber music program: the “fantastic” music of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). Repertoire includes Laetatus sum, Nisi Dominus, Sonata a 6 “Die pauern Kirchfartt genandt,” Serenada à 5 “Der Nachtwächter,” and more.

Featured artists: Cynthia Freivogel, solo violin; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Gwendolyn Toth, organ & director; The ARTEK String Ensemble

The Genius of Biber
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
Friday, May 5, 8pm
Regular seats $50 ($40), Rear seats $30 ($20)

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Ann L. Wilson Memorial Concert

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Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

The ARTEK Singers perform masterpieces from the 16th century under the direction of Gwendolyn Toth.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Organ Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Gems of Renaissance Polyphony
Immanuel Lutheran Church - general admission
Friday, June 2, 7pm
all seats $25

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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.