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Upcoming Midtown Concerts

  • June 21, 2018 - The Violators
    “The Air Viol” The world concert premiere of the English concertina (a.k.a. the “air viol”) substituting as a treble viol in repertoire of th...
  • June 28, 2018 - Vox Aquarum
    From Depths to Heights: Music of Galilei and Monteverdi Vincenzo Galilei, father of the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei, was a noted lutenist and c...

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NEWS

  • Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...
    Congratulations to Shirley Hunt & Pomerium
      Congratulations to Shirley Hunt, Director of Booking and Artist Representation for GEMS Live!, and Alexander Blachly, Director of Pomerium, for fulfilling the first booking negotiated by Shirley in her tenure at GEMS: Sunday, October 29th's c...
    Tickets for sale!
    Tickets are now for sale on our website for the following concerts/series: ARTEK 2017-2018 Season Martin Bernstein Recital Parthenia 2017-2018 Season Pomerium - October 22 at 3pm Trinity Church Wall Street's Messiah, December 15-17, 2017...
    Paul Ross retires from Operations Manager position after 10 years
      After 10 years of dedicated service at near pro bono compensation rates(!) Paul Ross is retiring from his position as Operations Manager at GEMS. He has been invaluable to GEMS and the entire early music community, providing affordable and ca...
    GEMS Receives Grant from Howard Gilman Foundation
    We are pleased and honored to report that we have been awarded a grant by the Howard Gilman Foundation in support of the 20th anniversary of Midtown Concerts. This series of 41 weekly concerts, which is free and open to the general public, features b...

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 Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.