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February 27 at 6 pm

Ars Longa presents Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World

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On their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents "Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World," a program centered around villancicos of celebrated eighteenth century Cuban maestro de capilla Esteban Salas alongside baroque works from Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru.

Dubbed "one of the most significant concerts of the season" by The New Yorker, Ars Longa's packed-house New York debut was presented at Corpus Christi Church as part of Music Before 1800 in collaboration with Americas Society and GEMS. Ars Longa was founded in Havana in 1994 by Teresa Paz and Aland López, and since 1995, the organization has been part of the Historian’s Office of Havana City. Latin American and Cuban music of the colonial era is a core part of group’s repertory. Over the past twenty years, Ars Longa has performed regularly at the most prestigious music venues of the island and has given concerts and participated in international festivals in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Ecuador.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.

This concert is a co-production with Music at St. Paul's, the sacred music program of the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm
St Paul's Chapel at Columbia University
1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY

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October 17 at 7 pm

L'Harmonie des saisons presents Pardessus de viole

Harmonie des SaisonsIn their New York City debut, Canadian ensemble L'Harmonie des saisons presents a program of rarely heard eighteenth-century French music for the pardessus de viole, the crowning glory of the viola da gamba family. The duo, comprising Mélisande Corriveau and harpsichordist Eric Milnes, has been praised for the virtuosity and imagination, and the set draws from Corriveau's extensive research into the instrument's repertoire. The duo's 2016 release Pardessus de viole (ATMA Classique) was awarded the 2017 OPUS prize for Album of the Year (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music) from the Conseil Québecois de la Musique.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

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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.