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  • Mon, June 17 at 7pm - Rocío de Frutos & Manuel Vilas
    GEMAS ~ Early Music of the Americas(a collaboration of GEMS and Americas Society)presents From Latin to Quechua: Songs with Harp Soprano Rocío de Frutos is joined by harpist Manuel Vilas through a musical journey of ancient Peru. They explor...

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Midtown Concerts Upcoming Events

  • June 20, 2019 - Concentus
    German Extravaganza. After The Thirty Years' War, German cities started a competition of importing culture from Italy and France. The greatest compos...
  • June 27, 2019 - Voyage Sonique
    Biber meets Bach. Biber meets Bach -- an intriguing concept, considering that Bach may have known and even owned some of Biber’s works. This progra...

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  • Parthenia Featured in Chamber Music America Magazine
      Parthenia was featured in the Spring 2019 volume of the Chamber Music America Magazine. Read the article here! ...
    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.