Concert Season 2016 - 2017

FALL 2017                 

       43rd SEASON



I.   BAROKORKEST:   18th-Century Holland & Flanders

      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Sunday, October 22nd at 5:00 pm
            as part of theNew York Early Music Celebration 2017

An afternoon of High Baroque in the Low Countries! EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK [EM/NY], with guest baroque flute soloist Barthold Kuijken, performs orchestra works by outstanding composers who flourished in the Dutch and Flemish capitals including De Fesch, Van Wassenaer, Groneman, De Croes, Hellendaal and Van Maldere (many esteemed by Haydn and Mozart).

    violins - Daniel Lee (CM), Nicholas DiEugenio (P), Karen Dekker
               Chloe Fedor, Toma Iliev, Peter Kupfer, & Jeremy Rhizor
    violas - Rachel Evans (P) & Kate Goddard
    violoncellos - Ezra Seltzer (P) & Ben Wolff
    violone - Jay Elfenbein
    harpsichord - Dongsok Shin
    transverse flutes - Immanuel Davis & David Ross
    bassoon - Ben Matus

II.   BURGUNDIAN CHRISTMAS:   Renaissance in the Low Countries

      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 pm
            with continuing performances at -

      Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.

    Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm  < Reserved Seating Sold Out! 
    [ Limited view seating available at the door Dec. 10, call for details ]

    Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 pm  < Reserved Seating Sold Out! 

    Monday, December 25th at 2:00 pm (Christmas Day)
    Monday, December 25th at 5:00 pm (Christmas Day)

Continuing the fall focus on Holland & Flanders, Burgundian Christmas presents sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments. EM/NY's concerts in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel, nestled within the world's largest gothic cathedral, always play to full houses, so order early! (75 min. with no intermission)

    alto - Eric Brenner, Daniel Bubeck, Jonathan May
    tenor - Nathaniel Adams, Tomas Cruz, Todd Frizell, Wilson Nichols
    bass-baritone - Jason Eck, Adrian Rosas
    bass - Joe Chappel
    lute - Arash Noori
    recorders - Tricia van Oers
    dulcian - Joe Jones

Early Music New York has recorded six separate Christmas albums on the Ex_cathedra label.

SPRING 2018       

    43rd SEASON



III.   HAYDN IN ESTERHÁZY:   Genial Kapellmeister

      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Maestro Renz
devotes an entire evening to a single composer: the beloved and endlessly inventive "Papa" Haydn. With his unique combination of genius and geniality, Haydn developed some of the freshest, most original classical symphonies of his time, from the stormy to the sublime, while in service at the remote Esterházy estate in Hungary.

(subject to change)
Symphony No. 34 in d minor (H.I:34), ca. 1766
Notturno No. 27 in G (H.II: 27), 1788-90, rev. 1792
L'isola disabitata: Overture (H.Ia:13), 1779
Symphony No. 63 in C, "Roxelane" (H.I:63, version 2), 1779


    violins - Daniel Lee (CM), Nicholas DiEugenio (P), Chloe Fedor,
               Kate Goddard, Toma Iliev, Jeremy Rhizor, Chiara Fasani Stauffer
    violas - Rachel Evans (P) & Jessica Troy
    violoncellos - Ezra Seltzer (P) & Hanna Collins
    violone - David Chapman
    oboes - David Dickey & Caroline Giassi
    flute - David Ross
    bassoon - Benjamin Matus
    horns - Alexandra Cook & Sara Cyrus

IV.   MONTEVERDI  ECHOES:   Venice to Vienna

      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The 'new' Italian style of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, blossoming at the turn of the 17th century, quickly made its way across the Alps, as Italians were engaged by Austrian and German courts. In addition to Monteverdi, composers will include Heinrich Ignaz von Biber, whose Battalia has been an audience favorite for almost 350 years, and Carlo Farina, whose Capriccio stravagante features a veritable carnival of the animals.

(subject to change)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1556 - 1612) Canzon per sonar duodecimi toni a 10
from Sacrae symphoniae (1597)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) Five Ritornelli and Moresca, from Orfeo (1607)
Carlo Farina (c.1600 - 1639) Capriccio stravagante (1627)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620 - 1680) Sonata a 6 from Sacro-Profanus (1662)
Heinrich Ignaz von Biber (1644 - 1704) Battalia (1673)
Antonio Bertali (1605 - 1669)Three Sonatas


    violins - Daniel Lee (CM), Nicholas DiEugenio (P) & Jeremy Rhizor
    violas - Rachel Evans (P), Chloe Fedor & Sarah Darling
    violoncellos - Ezra Seltzer (P) & Sarah Stone
    violone - David Chapman
    dulcian - Benjamin Matus
    theorbo - Arash Noori
    harpsichord/organ - Dongsok Shin

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This concert series is made possible in part with public funds from the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council,

the New York State Council on the Arts with
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature,

and the generosity of EMF's Friends of Early Music.


The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, (Chapel of Saint James)
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

Located in Morningside Heights, adjacent to the Columbia University campus, the Cathedral is easily reached by public transportation: Buses M4, M11, M104; Subway #1 to 110th Street & Broadway.
Parking is available in nearby garages on 110th, 112th and 114th Streets.

Performances take place in the Cathedral's intimate Saint James Chapel. Our ticket table will be just outside the entrance to the Chapel. Tickets are available for purchase or pickup (Will Call) one half hour before curtain.

The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible from the Cathedral's Upper Driveway, on Amsterdam Avenue between 111th and 112th streets. Please call the Visitor Center for additional information at (212) 316-7540.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
77 Central Park West at 68th Street, New York, NY 10023

EM/NY's new, “best kept secret,” Lincoln Square performance venue —

Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subways C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) and the #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along 68th and 66th Streets.

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