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ARTEK 2021–2022 Season

Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 pmSweelinck

Music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
In honor of the 400th anniversary of Sweelinck’s death

Madrigals (sung in French), keyboard solos and lute solos

Laura Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone

Daniel Swenberg, lute & theorbo; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord, organ & director

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
W 65th St and Central Park W, Manhattan

Tickets: $10 (virtual), $15, $25, $50

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Feb LassusVideo premiere: Sunday, February 27 at 4 pm

Register for the Video premiere by emailing artekearlymusic@gmail.com
Suggested donation: $20

Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlando di Lasso

Lasso’s last masterpiece (1594), three weeks before his death: a madrigal cycle with poetry commenting on the tears of Saint Peter after his infamous denial, with singers, viols, and winds as heard in the Munich Kapelle.

Christina Kay, soprano; Eric Brenner, countertenor; David Dickey, countertenor; Nickolas Karageorgiou, tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Michael Steinberger, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone.

Viols: Rosamund Morley, Lawrence Lipnik, Sarah Mead, Daniel McCarthy, Jessica Powell Eig, Lisa Terry, Motomi Igarashi

Winds: Christa Patton, Mack Ramsey, Joan Kimball, Robert Wiemken, Bodie Pfost, Liza Malamut, Daniel Green

Gwendolyn Toth, director & organ

Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 6 at 4 pm

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
West End Ave and W 87th St, Manhattan

Tickets: $15, $25, $50


BuxtehudeThursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm

Video Premiere: Sunday, March 27 at 4 pm

Music of Dietrich Buxtehude
Cantatas and chamber music of the famed North German composer

Featuring instrumental trios with Cynthia Freivogel, Arnie Tanimoto, Adam Cockerham and Gwendolyn Toth, and vocal cantatas with Eric Brenner, countertenor.

Pre-Concert Lecture with Sara Ruhle Kyle at 6:30 pm

Tickets: $15, $25, $50
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
W 64th St and Central Park W, Manhattan

Register for the Video premiere by emailing artekearlymusic@gmail.com
Suggested donation: $20

Madrigal Madness 2022

Madrigals of Marenzio

Madrigal Madness 2022ARTEK and the 2022 Madrigal Madness Fellows will present a one-hour live concert of eight madrigals by Luca Marenzio (1553/4–1599) from Book 9 (1599).

Luca Marenzio's madrigals are considered by many to be the epitome of the a cappella madrigal genre. His Book 9 is famous for its radical use of chromaticism for dramatic effect, all within the framework of the Renaissance madrigal style. The madrigals are set to poetry by Dante, Petrarch, and Guarini — some of the finest Italian poets. The performance by ARTEK and the Fellows will also demonstrate the use of improvised ensemble ornamentation in madrigals that was expected in Marenzio's time — a lost art being rediscovered today.

Laura Heimes ~ soprano, Anna Wilson ~ soprano, Mara Yaffee ~ soprano, Sishel Claverie ~ mezzo-soprano, Robin Bier ~ mezzo-soprano, Bill Heigen~ tenor, Austin Cody ~ tenor, Jack Innes ~ baritone, Peter Becker ~ bass.

Saturday, June 18 at 5 pm

ADMISSION: Free, but donations welcome (suggested donation, $15). No tickets or reservations necessary. Doors open at 4:30 pm. The concert will last approximately one hour.

A recording of the concert will appear on the ARTEK YouTube channel at a later date.

Monteverdi Book 6Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 7 at 4 pm

Madrigals from Book 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Featuring the Sestina, written by Monteverdi in response to the deaths due to sickness and plague of his wife and principal singer, along with other madrigals on themes of parting and separation.

Laura Heimes, soprano; Sarah Chalfy, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Clifton Massey, countertenor; Jacob Perry Jr, tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Ryland Angel, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Grant Herreid, lute; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Adam Cockerham, theorbo; Christa Patton, harp; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
West End Ave and W 87th St, Manhattan

Tickets: $10 (virtual), $15, $25, $50

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Purchase virtual tickets for Nov 6

Purchase virtual tickets for Nov 7

This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.