I. BAROKORKEST: 18th-Century Holland & Flanders
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).
II. BURGUNDIAN CHRISTMAS: Renaissance in the Low Countries
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)
Early Music New York has recorded six separate Christmas albums on the Ex_cathedra label.
III. HAYDN IN ESTERHÁZY: Genial Kapellmeister
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.
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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
IV. MONTEVERDI ECHOES: Venice to Vienna
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.
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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
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.