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ARTEK 2018-2019 Season


Cafe d'ARTEK: Marini & Rossi


Sunday, September 30 at 7 pm
Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm
Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm
St. Michael's Church, The Hall
225 West 99th Street (on Amsterdam Avenue)
Upper West Side, NYC

Saturday October 6 at 7 pm
17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

Madrigals, solos, duets, and trios from two early 17th-century Italian masters, Michelangelo Rossi and Biagio Marini. Rossi's madrigals surpass even those of Gesualdo in their chromatic, sumptuous complexity, and Marini's miniatures are the composer's answer to Monteverdi's Book 7. Presented with a hint of 1950s Italy! Candlelit cabaret tables and complimentary Italian aperitifs featuring Martini & Rossi rosso.

With Laurie Heimes, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Jacob Perry, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord/director.

Tickets at St. Michael's:
Table seating: $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seating (very limited): $20/$10 (Seniors/under 25)

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Tickets at 17 Frost Gallery:
General: $30/$20 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seating: $10 all seats

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Accenti, Fioretti, Passaggi - The Renaissance Virtuoso

Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Church
Central Park West and 65th Street
Upper West Side, NYC

ARTEK presents the first of two Art of the Early Keyboard concerts in 2018-2019 with this program featuring Director Gwendolyn Toth on Holy Trinity's fabulous historical copy organ. ARTEK has invited three young performers: Christina Kay, soprano; Nathaniel Cox, cornetto; and Liza Malamut, sacbut, to join director Toth in music from the 16th and 17th centuries displaying the art of Renaissance ornamentation. Music by Josquin, Isaac, da Rore, and others. Performed from the organ loft at Holy Trinity.

VIP Balcony seating (with up close view of the artists):
   $40/$30 (Seniors/under 25)
Floor seating: $20 regular, $10 (Seniors/under 25)

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Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigals of Book 7

Presented in two separate programs over two evenings

ARTEK January

Thursday, January 10 at 8 pm - Part 1
Friday, January 11 at 8 pm - Part 2

Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street
(Just off Broadway)

ARTEK brings the New York audience yet another magnificent tour de force: Claudio Monteverdi's landmark 1619 publication, Book 7 Madrigals, complete. Monteverdi's publication marks his first book to contain a new style of madrigals, ranging from madrigals with concerted instruments, to intimate solos, duets and trios, to the large scale dramatic work, Tirsi e Clori. Join us for both evenings to hear the full range of Monteverdi's genius! ARTEK has been recording this repertoire since spring 2017 and will finish the recording just prior to these concerts.

The ensemble features our singers Laurie Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor/tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone and ARTEK's string ensemble led by world-renowned Italian violinist Enrico Gatti with Vita Wallace, violin; Theresa Salomon, viola; John Moran, bass violin; Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Motomi Igarashi, violone, and ARTEK's renowned continuo team, Daniel Swenberg, theorbo and guitar; Grant Herreid, lute and theorbo; Adam Cockerham, theorbo; Christa Patton, harp; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and director.

The two concerts are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this repertoire live with ARTEK's accomplished Monteverdi specialists. Tickets: reserved seating from $15-$75 with discounts for seniors and under 25; packages of tickets (available before Nov 15th only) for both nights will be further discounted to $20-$100.


15% Discount extended through January 6th!

Single Concerts (available on November 15)
VIP (Preferred Center): $75
Regular tickets (Center): $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Full view side, Premium balcony: $30/$25 (Seniors/under 25)
Regular balcony: $25/$20 (Seniors/under 25)
Partial view side, balcony: $15
Blocked view side/balcony: $10

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Jewish Musicians at the courts of England and Italy

ARTEK PartheniaARTEK & Parthenia

Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm

Pre-concert talk begins at 3:15pm in the Forchheimer Auditorium, presented by historian Jody Hirsh.

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Esteemed NYC ensembles ARTEK and Parthenia collaborate on a glorious concert of music by Jewish composers of the Renaissance and early baroque. Madrigals, motets, fantasies, and dances by Salamone Rossi, Lupo, and several members of the Bassano family.

Singers Laurie Heimes, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Jonas Budris, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Charles Weaver, lute; Motomi Igarashi, viol; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord will be joined by Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry of the viol consort Parthenia.

Seating is limited so be sure to secure a ticket in advance.

$25: general admission
$15: CJH & YUM members
Free admission with Yeshiva Univ. ID

This concert is SOLD OUT.

Click here to be added to the waiting list for this concert. We will only contact you if tickets become available.

Some tickets may be released at the door. Please arrive before 3pm.

There will be a simulcast in the Center’s Great Hall so people can watch for free: come to get at the door rush tickets, watch on simulcast if not possible for free.

Please arrive early to pass through security

Doors open at 3 pm (Daylight Savings starts)

Al Naharot Bavel” is a co-presentation of Yeshiva University Museum and Stern College for Women.

Parthenia is the Early Music Ensemble in Residence at Stern College for Women.

ARTEK's Madrigal Madness is back this month!

Madrigal madness

Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm: Luzzaschi Madrigals
Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm: Rossi Madrigals
17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street, Williamsburg, 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.

For 2019, Program 1 will be the virtuosic madrigals for 2 & 3 voices by Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c.1545-1607) who wrote music for the famed Three Ladies of Ferrara. Clara Rottsolk, ARTEK soprano and vocal coach will join with participants Anastasia Black, Brooke Bryant, Emily Hughes, Abra Mueller, Addy Sterrett and ARTEK director Gwendolyn Toth to bring you a slice of Ferrara's fascinating court life.

Program 2 will be the virtually unknown Canzone de' Baci madrigal cycle of Salamone Rossi (c.1570-1630). Rossi was a colleague of Monteverdi at the Mantuan court, and like his colleague, Rossi's madrigals were masterpieces of expressive text-painting. The cycle consists of eight 5-part madrigals set to poems by Giambattista Marino on courtly love and kisses. Barbara Hanning, musicologist, will be on hand to give us her insight into the historical and poetic context of each madrigal. ARTEK singers and coaches Barbara Hollinshead, Andrew Fuchs, and Peter Becker will join with participants Tracy Cowart, Garrett Eucker, Barbara Hill, Bradley King, Jonathan May, Brian Mummert, and Brianna Robinson.

17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Email for transportation directions

Tickets: $20
At the door (payment by cash, Paypal, Venmo, or check)

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Fit for a King: The Musical Offering of J. S. Bach

Thursday, April 25 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Church
Central Park West and West 65th Street
Upper West Side, NYC

In 1747, J. S. Bach met with Frederick the Great of Prussia and was put to a challenge by the king: improvise a 3-voice fugue on the Thema Regium, or "theme of the King". Bach complied with great success, whereupon the King commanded a 6-voice fugue! Bach returned home and completed not only the 6-voice fugue but also a collection of canons and a Sonata on the Royal Subject, and published the collection as the Musical Offering. Come experience the musical glory of the Prussian court as Cynthia Freivogel, violin; Teresa Salomon, violin & viola; Immanuel Davis, flute; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord perform the entire collection: ricercares in 3 and 6 parts, trio sonata in four movements, and ten inventive, puzzling, and astounding canons, in a splendid celebration of Bach’s contrapuntal genius.

Preferred seats $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Regular seats $30/S25 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seats $20/$15 (Seniors/under 25)
Side and Partial view seats $10

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This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.