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  • 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 Jun...
    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...
    Remembering Joan Faber
    We are saddened to report that Joan Faber, a great friend of GEMS and supporter of the larger early music community, died last week. Joan was a familiar presence at many early music concerts in the area, and with her husband Peter were major financia...
    House of Time at Early Music Now
    Read a preview of House of Time's appearance at Early Music Now in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 29 at 5 pm: Early Music Now Goes To The Devil...


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The Queens Consort
Date Sat, 10 Jun 2023 7:00 pm

The Queens ConsortAll in a Garden Green: Celebrating Early Music from the British Isles

Works by Purcell and Locke...

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Cherry Orchard Festival presents POLINA OSETINSKAYA, PIANO
Sat, 10 Jun 2023 8:00 pm

Polina Osetinskay horizBaroque Masterpieces from Epic Films

Pianist Polina Osetinskaya makes a triumphant solo...

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East of the River
Tue, 13 Jun 2023 7:30 pm

East of the RiverMusic of the Sephardic Diaspora

Explore memories of a lost Sephardic world, featuring...

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Midtown Concerts

Thursdays at 1:15pm; September–June

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  • CANCELED June 8 ~ Pascal Valois
    Due to the unsafe air quality, we have canceled this performance. We will have Pascal back on our series as soon as we are able. Guitaromanie. Wat...
  • June 15 ~ Heidi Powell
    Solo Violin Masterpieces of Bach & Biber. Watch online here or on YouTube Heidi Powell ~ violin We think of J.S. Bach as a g...
  • June 22 ~ Musicivic Baroque
    A Baroque Bouquet. Watch online here or on YouTube Natalie Kress ~ violin Elena Smith ~ celloRobert Warner ~ harpsichord Join us...
  • June 29 ~ Marc Bellassai
    Fond Farewells. Watch online here or on YouTube Marc Bellassai ~ harpsichord Who hasn't had to say a farewell or two in these la...

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  • 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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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.