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Abendmusik, New York’s Early Music String Band

2018-2019 Season

Abendmusik

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Kammermusik for Abendmusik

Works by German composers David Funck, Theodor Schwartzkopf, Johann Michael Nicolai, Cyriacus Wilche, Paul Hainlein, Johann Wilhelm Furchhiem, and Johann Rosenmüller.

with guest Adam Young, viola da gamba

Thursday, November 15 at 8pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
(just south of Christopher Street)
Manhattan

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Veni, vidi, vici Venetia!

An exploration of the Italian composers who were well-known for cultivating the canzona form including, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Merulo, Giovanni Priuli, Francesco Usper, Biagio Marini, G. B. Riccio, Giovanni Picchi, Dario Castello, Massimiliano Neri, and Francesco Cavalli.

with guest Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba

Thursday, January 17 at 8pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
(just south of Christopher Street)
Manhattan

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Lawes and Jenkyns Guard Thy Rest* Part II

The Age of the Industrial Revolution, is defined as a time in which society looked toward the future and rejected the past. At the same time, the Arts & Crafts movement was started by a group of decorative artists, led by William Morris, who rejected the artistic endeavors of the age and looked toward the past for creative inspiration. The leaders of this movement encouraged Arnold Dolmetsch to pursue his interest in reviving instruments and repertoire from the 17th century. Dolmetsch's connection to the British Library lent him access to extant manuscripts including those attributed to Henry VIII as well the compositions of John Jenkins and William Lawes, among others. We continue our exploration of Lawes and Jenkins, the two great masters of English consort repertoire; and Arnold Dolmetsch who moved Ezra Pound to exclaim, "Lawes and Jenkyns guard thy rest, Dolmetsch ever be thy guest."*

*Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI

Friday, May 31 at 8pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
(just south of Christopher Street)
Manhattan

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$20 general; $10 students & seniors

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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— the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.