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Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert
Date Fri, 1 Dec 2023 7:00 pm

The Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary...

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Byrd Celebration: Abendmusik
Fri, 1 Dec 2023 7:30 pm

A Father of Musick

In honor of William Byrd, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his...

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Alana Youssefian
Sat, 2 Dec 2023 7:30 pm

Corelli Violin Sonatas

with Jeffrey Grossman ~ harpsichord
& Sarah Stone ~ violoncello

Corelli's Opus 5...

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  • 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...
    Masks no longer required (but still recommended)
    COVID-19 PROTOCOLS Wearing a KN95 or N95 mask is currently strongly recommended (but not required) at GEMS events. Vaccinations are encouraged, but proof thereof is not required for entry into our events. All artists, audience members, and staff...
    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 Nov...
    Artist Spotlight ~ Concordian Dawn
    May 2023 An interview with director Christopher Preston Thompson Christopher, thank you so much for joining us! We are thrilled that Concordian Dawn is part of the GEMS family and want you to know how much we treasure your ensemble. Can you tell u...


  • Zoe Vandermeer
    Voice and harp lessons with Zoe Vandermeer Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and triple harpist and teaches singing, historical and lever ha...
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers Hidden River Press announces the publication of The Secret Music at Tordesillas, a novel in which Early Music plays a starr...

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