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Gamba Rivalry.

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Caroline_Nicholas_credit_Kevin_PayneCaroline Nicolas ~ viola da gamba
Kevin Payne ~ lute
Elliot Figg ~ harpsichord

The splendor of the French Baroque viola da gamba is celebrated in this virtuosic program. Included are works of the great rivals Antoine Forqueray (who played like the “devil”), Marin Marais (who played like an “angel”), and Le Sieur de Machy. Join gambist Caroline Nicolas, lutenist Kevin Payne, and harpsichordist Elliot Figg as they take you on a thrilling musical journey.

With an eclectic repertory that spans from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, acclaimed cellist/gambist Caroline Nicolas enjoys an active and multifaceted career as one of the outstanding performers in her field. Noted for her “eloquent artistry and rich, vibrant sound” (Gainesville Times), she has been praised for her unique ability to combine emotionally rich interpretations with an historically inquisitive spirit. She regularly appears with leading ensembles as soloist, chamber musician, and music director.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

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.