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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 7:00 pm


ARTEMISIA: Light and Shadow

ArtemisiaARTEK's theater show featuring actress/singer Sarah Chalfy as the Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, with music by Strozzi and Cavalli.

A life more dramatic than an Italian opera: Trained in art by her father, raped as a teenager, Artemisia survived a sensational trial to become an internationally renowned painter, and the secret lover of a Florentine nobleman. A 17th-century MeToo tale for today.

"On stage, Artemisia is also vengeful, but philosophical, and ultimately joyful. She sings of fate and destiny and, as she did so, I was moved, included, inspired, comforted." Phyllis Chesler, noted feminist writer.

2 performances around NYC this month:

The January 24 performance has been postponed to a new date TBA.

Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm
Smith Auditorium at Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, Bronx
(accessible by 242nd St. stop on the #1 , or by car with free parking available).
Admission: Free

Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm
17 Frost Gallery, 17 Frost Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(accessible by Bedford Ave. stop on the L)
Admission: $20 suggested donation at the door ($10 students/under 25)
Advance reservations requested at artekearlymusic@gmail.com

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.