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CELEBRATE!GEMS 10th without tag

We’re pleased and proud to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary supporting and promoting early music in New York. It’s been a remarkable decade!

Founded in 2007, GEMS is deemed "essential" by The New York Times senior critic Anthony Tommasini. Alex Ross of The New Yorker wrote: "In recent years, Renaissance and Baroque performance in the city has gained momentum, not least through the vigorous advocacy of a group called Gotham Early Music.”

Since our founding GEMS has produced over 350 NYC early music concerts, provided services to over 250 NYC cultural organizations and artists, booked 179 paid nationwide engagements at prestigious venues for NYC musical ensembles, provided free tickets to 8,300 concert-goers, exhibited at 19 national conferences on behalf of NYC ensembles, and made numerous appearances on radio and in print. We have provided engagements for over 200 professional musicians, and served tens of thousands of audience members.

We invite you to celebrate with us by attending one of our special anniversary events listed below. 

Our fall anniversary events are in collaboration with the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York Baroque Incorporated.

GEMS's wide variety of activity is made possible with support from The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation; the Howard Gilman Foundation; the efforts of our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers; and by ten years of generous donations from individuals.

CM EO Banner 300x250In connection with the introduction of products based on their original 18th-century botanical formulations, the American personal care products company Caswell-Massey, founded in 1752, is partnering with GEMS to help us promote our 10th Anniversary. We share a common endeavor of bringing the best of 18th-century artistic expressions to modern audiences!  We welcome their corporate sponsorship!



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.