Nordic Chamber Music Series ~ October 2019

To augment Early Music New York's four-concert season, EMF's Founding Director, Frederick Renz has curated three extraordinary performances by gifted artists from abroad and the U.S. These intimate chamber music presentations will take place in October as part of the New York Early Music Celebration 2019: Ex borealis.

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(EM/NY season subscribers are entitled to reduced admission to these chamber music events.)

I.  COPENHAGEN CAMERATA Chamber Choir from Denmark
      "The Ancestry of Nordic Songs"

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WhereFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th Street (ample seating available)

 

When: Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 PM

 

Copenhagen CAMERATA Chamber Choir from Denmark, in their American debut tour, perform early Scandinavian hymns and folk songs.

CAMERATA Chamber Choir is a diverse ensemble that operates to professional standards. Inside Scandinavia it has a reputation for singing with blend, responsiveness, nuance and passion. Outside Scandinavia it is known for delivering distinctive performances, for introducing audiences to valuable new repertoire and for winning competitions.

Sofia Söderberg, Camerata’s conductor and artistic director since 2018 personifies the choir’s longstanding geographical and ideological connection to the Swedish choral tradition. Söderberg is an experienced and multi award-winning choral specialist known for her technical rigour, physical precision and striking interpretative voice.

II. LYDIA & ANDREA - Scandinavian Fiddle Duo
      featuring 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice

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Where: Church of Sweden in New York, 5 East 48th Street near 5th Avenue (seating limited to 75 attendees)

When: Saturday, October 19th at 6:00 PM

Andrea Larson and lydia ievins have been playing Swedish-style fiddle together for the past decade, and have recently returned from an intense 2012–13 academic year studying in the center of the nyckelharpa universe, at the Eric Sahlström Institute. They perform an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of Norwegian and Danish and beyond, and their original compositions.

 

The nyckelharpa is the national instrument of Sweden, first depicted in a carving over a church doorway dated to about 1300. It has 16 strings: 3 melody strings and 1 drone string that are played with a bow, and 12 sympathetic (resonance) strings, altogether encompassing a 3-octave range.

III. BOLETTE ROED - Danish Recorder Virtuoso

J.S. Bach partitas and suites for solo recorder

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WhereFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th Street (ample seating available)

When: Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 PM

Danish recorder virtuoso Bolette Roed performs transcriptions of J.S. Bach violin sonatas, partitas, and suites for solo recorder by the Frans Brüggen, pioneer of the early music movement.

Bolette is an all-embracing musician, working not only with the classical repertoire for recorder, but also with improvisation, folk and world music. Her repertoire ranges from medieval through renaissance and baroque to contemporary music and she has world premiered a large number of works.

 

Bolette was appointed Artist-in-Residence of the Danish National Radio and in 2011 was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Music Prize. She is the co-founder of Denmark’s largest baroque music festival, Midsommerbarok, at Frederiksberg, Copenhagen and head of the Early Music Department at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she also teaches recorder since 2009.

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from one half hour before concert date

 

$80 — Chamber Concert Triptych
$70 — Current EM/NY subscribers only by phone reservation
$30 —  Single concert
$15 — Student admission
for more information and reservations call 212-280-0330

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from one half hour before concert date

$80 — Chamber Concert Triptych
$70 — Current EM/NY subscribers only by phone reservation
$30 —  Single concert
$15 — Student admission
for more information and reservations call 212-280-0330

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from one half hour before concert date

 

$80 — Chamber Concert Triptych
$70 — Current EM/NY subscribers only by phone reservation
$30 —  Single concert
$15 — Student admission
for more information and reservations call 212-280-0330

The Venues:

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 West at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subways 
C or B 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. 

For information regarding disability access

call (212) 280-0330.

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Svenska kyrkan - Church of Sweden in New York

5 East 48th Street near 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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Near 5th Avenue on East 48th Street, the Church of Sweden in New York can be reached via the M1, M2, M3 or M4 bus lines along 5th and Madison Avenues and the M50 cross town bus along 49th and 50th Streets; subways B, D, or F to 47-50th Streets Rockefeller Center, and the E or M trains to 5th Avenue and 53rd Street. Parking garages are available throughout the area.

For information regarding disability access

call (212) 280-0330.

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