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  • House of Time
    House of Time
  • SIREN Baroque
    SIREN Baroque
  • Empire Viols
    Empire Viols
  • Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
  • East of the River
    East of the River
  • Les Délices
    Les Délices
  • Diderot String Quartet
    Diderot String Quartet
  • New York Baroque Dance Company
    New York Baroque Dance Company
  • Abendmusik
  • Dodd Quartet
    Dodd Quartet
  • Quicksilver
  • Trident Ensemble
    Trident Ensemble
  • Artek
  • Parthenia


... 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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  • October 20 at 6pm - ARTEK
    SWEELINCK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES Friday, October 20 at 6 pmHoly Trinity ChurchCentral Park West and 65th StreetUpper West Side, NYC ARTEK director Gwendolyn Toth presents a concert of music from her latest CD, The Arp Schnitger Organ in Eenum. A tin...
    October 21 at 7:30pm - Martin Bernstein, recorder
    with Elliot Figg, harpsichord and Alana Youssefian, violin VOX: Instrumental Song in 17th Century France and Italy October 21, 2017 7:30pm I often encounter baroque composers, theorists, and musicians writing about poetry. The instrumentalis...
    October 22 at 3pm - Pomerium
    Alexander Blachly, director Flemish Musical Mastery in the Age of Hieronymus Bosch Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3 pmChurch of St. Ignatius of Antioch552 West End AvenueEntrance on West 87th StreetManhattan Tickets:$25 general admission$10 seniors,...
    October 25 at 7:30pm - Nicholas McGegan conducting at Tully Hall: World Tour
    Long hailed as “one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent) and “an expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker), Nicholas McGegan returns to Tully Hall to lead Juilliard415. Music by Telemann, Campra, Ramea...
    December 20 at 7pm - New York Baroque Incorporated – Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Grammy-winning early music specialist and string player Robert Mealy leads Wen Yang’s young and vibrant historical performance ensemble New York Baroque Incorporated for a dance program featuring suites by Rameau, Lully, Purcell, and Handel. Two ...

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  • Tickets for sale!
    Tickets are now for sale on our website for the following concerts/series: ARTEK 2017-2018 Season Martin Bernstein Recital Parthenia 2017-2018 Season Pomerium - October 22 at 3pm Trinity Church Wall Street's Messiah, December 15-17, 2017...
    Paul Ross retires from Operations Manager position after 10 years
      After 10 years of dedicated service at near pro bono compensation rates(!) Paul Ross is retiring from his position as Operations Manager at GEMS. He has been invaluable to GEMS and the entire early music community, providing affordable and ca...
    GEMS Receives Grant from Howard Gilman Foundation
    We are pleased and honored to report that we have been awarded a grant by the Howard Gilman Foundation in support of the 20th anniversary of Midtown Concerts. This series of 41 weekly concerts, which is free and open to the general public, features b...

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.