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"Association to Promote Early Music (Better Late Than Never)"
by Allan Kozinn, The New York Times, May 31, 2007

The founding and mission of GEMS. Read the article here.

"A Sense of Community in Gotham"
by Heidi Waleson, Early Music America, Fall, 2007
Feature article and photo about GEMS's mission and strategy. iconPDF

"Musicians, Workers, and the Union"
Letter to the Editor from John Mark Rozendaal iconPDF
Local 802 Allegro, August, 2007
Not exactly a feature, but a thoughtful letter from a working musician to the American Federation of Musicians local referencing GEMS's attempt to loosen restrictive union work rules for the benefit of the musicians.

GEMS Executive Director Gene Murrow conceived and organized the first New York Early Music Celebration in 2004 while General Manager of the Early Music Foundation, and wrote the successful applications for funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. The 10-day Celebration featuring over 60 performances garnered several positive reviews in The New York Times, and the following feature articles:
"A City Not Sleeping"  
by Heidi Waleson, Early Music America Magazine, Fall, 2004
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"Concerted effort" iconPDF
by Anastasia Tsioulcas, Time Out New York, Sept. 30, 2004

"At Last, New York Gets to Brag"
by Allan Kozinn, The New York Times, December 26, 2004
Read the article here.

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