EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK

FREDERICK RENZ, DIRECTOR
2016-2017

Concert Season 2016 - 2017

FALL 2016                 

       42nd SEASON


 

      


I.   GENIUS OF ENGLAND: Henry Purcell & Contemporaries


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

    Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 pm

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK [EM/NY] Chamber Orchestra performs 17th-century works of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, John Blow and Matthew Locke, from England's Restoration period under Charles II. An acoustically superb Beaux-Arts style auditorium, this historic venue is conveniently located in the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Guest performers include Rachel Begley and Tricia van Oers, recorders with Elaine Lachica, soprano soloist.

II.   RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS: Annual Season Tradition


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

    Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 pm
            with continuing performances at -

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

    Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 pm
    Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 pm
    Sunday, December 25th at 2:00 pm
    Sunday, December 25th at 7:30 pm

To celebrate the holidays, Frederick Renz has selected carols, noels and motets emanating from European sacred and secular rituals. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel nestled within the world's largest Gothic cathedral! These are traditionally sold-out performances! Order early!



SPRING 2017       

    42nd SEASON


 

     


III.   MOZART MONIKER: Wolfgang's Counterparts


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

    Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Welcoming spring, Frederick Renz conducts the EM/NY Chamber Orchestra choosing classical works by Mozart's namesakes of other European nations: Samuel Wesley - “the English Mozart,” Joseph Martin Kraus - “the Swedish Mozart,” Josef Mysliveček - “the Bohemian Mozart,” as well as Chevalier de St. Georges - “the Black Mozart.”

IV.   BACH BROTHERHOOD: Johann Sebastian's Peers


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

    Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

EM/NY's Baroque Chamber Orchestra performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach's celebrated counterparts: Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Friedrich Fasch and Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer in ouvertures and concerti grossi for this high baroque, Tafelmusik feast.


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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 VENUES:

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.

[Call for information regarding disability access 212-280-0330]


First Church of Christ, Scientist
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 B & C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) and the #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along West 68th and 66th Streets.

[Call for information regarding disability access 212-280-0330]


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