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ARTEK Past Events this Season

229 Dongsok Eric Gwen webFriday, December 30, 2016 at 8 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Like all offspring, Bach’s sons both absorbed and rebelled against their father’s music. Taking the keyboard concerto model pioneered by J.S. Bach in their youth, they commandeered the form to serve the exciting new galant and early classical styles of their own lifetimes. Repertoire includes C.P.E. Bach’s unusual concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano; keyboard concertos by W.F. Bach and J.C.F. Bach; and as a special audience treat, J.C.F. Bach’s rarely heard cantata Die Amerikanerin.

Featured artists: Eric Brenner, countertenor; Gwendolyn Toth & Dongsok Shin, harpsichord & fortepiano; Cynthia Freivogel, violin leader; The ARTEK Orchestra. Gwendolyn Toth, conductor

Keyboard Concertos by Bach’s Sons
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Friday, December 30, 2016 8pm
Regular seats $50 ($40), Rear seats $30 ($20)

180 SarahChalfysm web

Early romantic period songs and chamber music,including Spohr’s rarely heard song cycle for soprano, clarinet, and piano, and Schubert’s effervescent “Shepherd on the Rock.”
Artists: Sarah Chalfy, soprano; Nina Stern, clarinet; Gwendolyn Toth, fortepiano

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Regular seats $40 ($20), Rear seats $20 ($10)

PLEASE NOTE: The elevator at the Church is OUT OF ORDER. We regret that access is via steps only.

17th-century funeral music by Heinrich Schütz (Musikalische Exequien) & Johann Hermann Schein
Artists: Rebecca Mariman, soprano; Juli Borst, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Eric Edlund, bass-baritone
With instrumental ensemble: Michael Collver, cornetto; Steve Lundahl, sacbut; Liza Malamut, sacbut; Mack Ramsey, sacbut; Dan Green, sacbut; Motomi Igarashi, violone; Dongsok Shin, organ
With the Immanuel Choir, Gwendolyn Toth, director

Free Concert, no tickets required. Call (212) 289-8128 for more info.


Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at 4 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

All Festival events:

11 am Reformation Sunday Service
2:30 Lecture,"Music and Early Lutheranism"
3:15 Reception
4 pm Concert

The 16-foot contrabass sacbut pictured at right will be heard on this concert! Don't miss!

229 singers webMadrigals and Monody of Sigismondo D'India

Sigismondo D'India (1582-ca.1629) moved in the same circles as Wert, Marenzio, Caccini, and Monteverdi - and his extreme, brilliant madrigals and solos were some of the most adventurous and forward-looking music of the early 17th century.

Artists: Laura Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo (10/9 only); Motomi Igarashi, lirone; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director
Please note: The performance at Corpus Christ Church in New York is a RESERVED SEATING event.
Some seats have "blocked" or "partial" view, and are priced accordingly

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 pm
Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NY

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 8 pm
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street

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.