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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7 pm

Sonya Headlam and Rebecca Cypess

Transatlantic Musical Heritage from Sancho to Johnson

The musicians explore the music and times of black classical composers Ignatius Sancho, Francis Johnson, and Joseph Bologne.Rebecca Cypess Sonya Headlam

This program explores the music of Afro-Caribbean British composer Ignatius Sancho and his contemporaries, highlighting the theme of international circulations, featuring music by contemporary black composers Joseph Bologne and Francis Johnson, alongside poetry by Olaudah Equiano and Phyllis Wheatley.

Admission: Free

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This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7 pm ET

Vincent Lauzer

Bach and Telemann

The Canadian recorder virtuoso leads a group of Baroque specialists in trios sonatas by the German composers.lauzer web

Canadian recorder virtuoso Vincent Lauzer is one of the finest recorder players on the international early music scene. After a lovely video concert in 2021, he will be live on our New York stage, presenting a program of works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach alongside music by Georg Philipp Telemann.


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Vincent Lauzer ~ recorder
Risa Browder ~ violin and viola
Wade Davis ~ violoncello and viola da gamba
John Walthausen ~ harpsichord

This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas, co-curated by Nell Snaidas and Sebastian Zubieta.


GEMAS is a collaboration of Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) and Americas Society (AS). The concert series' mission is to present the finest early music repertoire and artists of the Americas.