Thu, 23 May 2024 7:30 pm


Abendmusik composite 10x7Dutch Inspiration in the Golden Age

"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." — Constantijn Huygens, Dutch composer. Huygens' response describes the period in history when Dutch painting and literature flourished, but musical innovation was almost non existent. There is no single explanation for this dearth during the Golden Age, although Calvinist indoctrination can be considered a major cause. However, although the country may have produced fewer renowned composers than its neighboring countries, music still played a vibrant part in Dutch culture. Works by Nicolaus à Kempis, Cornelis Thymanszoon Padbrué, Phillippe van Wichel, Carolus Hacquart, Peter Philips, and Johann Schop.

Vita Wallace ~ violin
Claire Smith Bermingham ~ violin
Lawrence Lipnik ~ tenor viol
Dan McCarthy ~ tenor viol
Patricia Ann Neely ~ bass viol
Richard Kolb ~ theorbo

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

$25 General Admission
$10 Students and Seniors

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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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.