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Artek 2019-2020 Season

ARTEK

Gwendolyn Toth, director

“Deeply considered, beautifully sung...consistently polished, finely balanced performances.”
- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Elias van Nijmegen Baroque Instruments CopyHUNTING WITH BACH
Hunt Cantata & Brandenburg Concerto no. 1

Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street (at Central Park West)

Manhattan

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach never fails to inspire and uplift us, whether intended for the church or the court. ARTEK presents a program of the celebratory secular cantata BWV 208 "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd," known as the Hunt Cantata, and the splendid Brandenburg Concerto no. 1, two works that display the baroque horn. The Hunt Cantata features soprano Laurie Heimes as Diana, goddess of the hunt; soprano Clara Rottsolk as Pales, goddess of the flocks; bass-baritone Peter Becker as Pan, god of rustic nature; and tenor Andrew Fuchs as the handsome young shepherd Endymion. ARTEK will also perform the birthday aria rediscovered in 2005, "Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn' ihn," BWV 1127, written for the birthday of Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar in 1713.

Tickets (reserved seating):
$50 ~ Preferred Seats
$35 ~ Center Mid 1
$30 ~ Center Mid 2 & Sides
$20 ~ Center Rear & Far Sides (including partial view)

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STYLUS FANTASTICUS IN LÜBECK
Buxtehude’s chamber music trios

Buxtehude trios

Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm: Dr. Sara Ruhle Kyle

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street (at Central Park West)

Manhattan

Stylus fantasticus, marked by its improvisatory freedom within the bounds of a rhetorical structure, found its highest expression in the works of Dietrich Buxtehude. The powerful burghers of the Free City of Lübeck enjoyed a lively intellectual and cultural life with frequent concerts; Buxtehude’s stylus fantasticus chamber music truly flourished in this free-spirited Hanseatic atmosphere of innovative musical expression. Four virtuoso performers – Cynthia Freivogel, violin, Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba, Daniel Swenberg, theorbo, and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord – bring you an evening of exceptional baroque chamber music.

Tickets (reserved seating):
$50 ~ Preferred Seats
$35 ~ Center Mid 1
$30 ~ Center Mid 2 & Sides
$20 ~ Center Rear & Far Sides (including partial view)

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Madrigal MadnessMADRIGAL MADNESS
Exploring the madrigal repertoire

Wednesdays in May at 7 pm (exact dates TBA)

17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street
Brooklyn


Madrigal Madness is an ongoing project bringing together ARTEK's seasoned professionals with young artists in the preparation of a madrigal program - often featuring rarely heard madrigal gems, and featuring audience talks with musicologist and Italian madrigal expert Barbara Hanning, and others. Watch for announcements in April about our 2020 young artists and programming!

Tickets:
$20 ~ General Admission

Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2020

This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.