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  • Thur, Apr 25 at 8pm - ARTEK
    SPRING: ART OF THE EARLY KEYBOARD Fit for a King: The Musical Offering of J. S. Bach Thursday, April 25 at 8 pmHoly Trinity ChurchCentral Park West and West 65th StreetUpper West Side, NYC In 1747, J. S. Bach met with Frederick the Great of Prussi...
    Sun, May 5 at 8pm - Pomerium
    Lecture/Recital with Alexander Blachly and Pomerium The Origins of Polyphony: Music and Numbers in the Late Middle Ages Sunday, May 5 at 8 pmChurch of the Transfiguration (“Little Church Around the Corner”)1 East 29th Street (between Madison an...

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Midtown Concerts Upcoming Events

  • April 25, 2019 - Marginalia
    Lancelot: Sword and Sorrow. This program explores the life of Sir Lancelot du Lac, alternating music with readings from medieval Arthurian sources. T...
  • May 2, 2019 - Arnie Tanimoto and Gwendolyn Toth
    The Viola Bastarda.   Calling for incredible range and agility it is no wonder that the viola da gamba was dubbed ‘the queen’ of the bastar...
  • May 9, 2019 - Trobár
    Godi, Firençe! - Four Seasons in Trecento Florence. During the fourteenth century, Florence’s republican society fostered accomplishments in poetr...

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  • Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...

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 Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.