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GEMAS presents Ensemble La Chimera & Nell Snaidas
Date Tue, 5 Mar 2024 7:00 pm

Ensemble La Chimera webMare Nostrum

One of Europe's leading early music ensembles, Ensemble La Chimera, led by...

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Polyhymnia
Sat, 9 Mar 2024 7:30 pm

Prague Crop webThree Cities: Music by Lassus, Vaet, de Monte, and Handl

Munich, Vienna, and Prague, centers of...

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GEMS Presents Makaris
Sat, 16 Mar 2024 7:30 pm
Makaris Avaloch webOut of the Western Isles
the Celtic Influence on Baroque Parlor Music
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A celebration of the

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Midtown Concerts

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NEWS

  • Artist Spotlight ~ Upon Reflection
    February 29, 2024 Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images An interview between John Thiessen and Wendy Steiner JOHN: Today we are joined by Wendy Steiner, creator and director of Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images. It features soprano Shereza...
    Artist Spotlight ~ Ruckus
    February 2024 An interview with John Thiessen and Clay Zeller-Townson (Jump to the videos) JT: We are joined today by Clay Zeller-Townson, virtuoso bassoonist, and the director of Ruckus, one of GEMS fiscal sponsored ensembles. Welcome. CLAY...
    Notes on the Scene ~ Latest Edition
    Notes on the Scene is published 2–3 times per month, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays. We include concert listings, news, video links, artist showcases and more from New York City's early music scene. Enjoy our latest newsetter, published on Feb...
    Collectio Musicorum featured in The New York Times
    Collectio Musicorum was featured in an article in The New York Times on Friday, Oct 27, regarding their recent program about music from Shakespeare's First Folio. Much of this program was performed on our Midtown Concerts series here. Congratulation...

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