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Midtown Concerts

Thursdays at 1:15pm; September–June

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  • Richard Taruskin Remembered
    GEMS mourns the passing of Richard Taruskin, one of the world's foremost musicologists, and a founding member of the New York-based Aulos ensemble. Richard was a scholar of extraordinary conviction who never suffered fools gladly, and his voice will ...
    Allen Whear In Memoriam (1957–2022)
    Baltimore's Pro Musica Rara will hold a memorial concert for Allen Whear on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm. Details & tickets here Allen Whear, (1957–2022) baroque cellist and viola da gamba specialist passed away February 10, 2022. Th...
    GEMS/EMA Relief Fund Reopens
    Supporting Early Musicians in Need Gotham Early Music Scene and Early Music America (EMA) are partnering to promote this fund. #WeAreEarlyMusic Together! The current global health crisis continues to have a severe impact on arts and culture. The ...
    Judith Davidoff In Memoriam (1927–2021)
    GEMS joins the broader early music community in mourning the loss of Judith Davidoff, the "Grande Dame of the viol". After starting her career in Boston in the 1950s, she joined Noah Greenberg's New York Pro Musica in the early ‘60s. She later foun...
    GEMS Face Masks
    Face masks will be on sale at GEMS in-person events. We are not currently selling them online. ...
  • 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, ...


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