Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) and the Americas Society present
Early Music of the Americas
The series was founded in 2012 as part of GEMS' milestone Fifth Anniversary celebrations, and is co-directed by the celebrated soprano Nell Snaidas and Americas Society Music Director Sebastian Zubieta.
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo explores the similarities between the instruments and the practices of each of these traditions, presenting all aspects of performance including music, song, and dance that bring alive the festive spirits of both the Hispanic fandango of the 17th century and contemporary traditional fandango. The founding members of Tembembe—Enrique Barona, Eloy Cruz, and Leopoldo Novoa—are all graduates of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and currently teach there, as well as at the Centro Ollin Yoliztli (Mexico City). They most recently performed alongside Jordi Savall at the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival.
Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm Americas Society 680 Park Avenue Manhattan
Tickets: Free ~ Americas Society and YPA Members $20 ~ Non-members
This concert is part of the New York Early Music Celebration 2015: El Nuevo Mundo, a Service Project of the Early Music Foundation.
As part of the 2015 New York Early Music Celebration, Tembembe will present a lecture/demonstration, sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music, at The Brook Center at CUNY Grad Center (New York). Wednesday, October 14, 10am-1pm Room C197, CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue (34th Street)
Top to bottom: The Bishop's Band, Meridionalis (Images: Roey Yohai, Julia Sverchuk)
Twelfth Night Festival presents Meridionalis and The Bishop's Band Con la armonía del cielo: Christmas in 17th Century Guatemala
Developed in collaboration with Guatemalan musicologist and colonial music expert Omar Morales Abril, this program features Christmas music from the archive of the Diocese of Guatemala, founded in 1534. Includes works by composers from Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain.
The Bishop's Band's reprise of the Codex project at Trinity Wall Street's Twelfth Night Festival last year was such a hit that GEMAS co-curators Sebastián Zubieta and Nell Snaidas decided to join forces on this program that celebrates early music and dance from Latin America, featuring Americas Society's in-house vocal ensemble Meridionalis and the vocal/instrumental collective The Bishop's Band.
Sunday, December 29 at 1 pm Trinity Church Broadway at Wall Street Manhattan
Suzie LeBlan soprano & Alexander Weimann, harpsichord As you like it, Mr. Shakespeare
Canadian Early music stars Suzie LeBlan and Alexander Weimann perform "As you like it, Mr. Shakespeare" on voice and harpsichord. Friday, April 22 at 7 pm Americas Society 680 Park Avenue (at East 68th Street) Manhattan
Tickets: Free ~ Americas Society Members $20 ~ Non-members
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