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Inaugural Concert

The Divine Feminine: Centering Women of Color in Early Music
November 12, 13, 14 in person in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx


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Read our full mission and vision statement and the personal story of co-director Joe Chappel

WHO WE ARE: Co-Directors, Joe Damon Chappel & Michele Kennedy

Joe Chappel headshotJOE DAMON CHAPPEL

Michele Kennedy headshotMICHELE KENNEDY

Conversations: conversations with the co-directors

Read the latest from Michele Kennedy here.

Get to Know our Artists in These Intro Videos

Open Gates Project Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community 

The Open Gates Project is made possible with a generous grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation; funding from The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Open Gates Project is a project of Gotham Early Music Scene, and works towards engaging more artists of color on stages and growing the diversity of our audiences.