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ARTEK Past Events This 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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