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William Lawes
Complete Setts for Six Viols and Organ

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm

with guests Joanna Blendulf and Alice Robbins, viol, and David Shuler, organ

Pre-concert lecture by Erik Ryding at 3 pm
 Post-concert reception hosted by the Board of Directors of Parthenia

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

William Lawes, courtier and composer for Charles I of England, was killed in the Civil War at age 43. Lawes himself was a dynamic viol player, and his works for six viols and organ offer up stunning harmonies and emotional journeys to the listener and performer alike.

Tickets are $40 and $25
Under 18 free at the door

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