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  • East of the River
    East of the River
  • House of Time
    House of Time
  • Quicksilver
  • Dodd Quartet
    Dodd Quartet
  • Abendmusik
  • Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
  • Artek
  • Empire Viols
    Empire Viols
  • Trident Ensemble
    Trident Ensemble
  • New York Baroque Dance Company
    New York Baroque Dance Company
  • Diderot String Quartet
    Diderot String Quartet
  • SIREN Baroque
    SIREN Baroque
  • Parthenia
  • Les Délices
    Les Délices
  • Repast Baroque Ensemble
    Repast Baroque Ensemble


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The slideshow above comprises just a small selection of the ensembles and artists we serve. Click the button at right to join our mailing list to receive our semi-monthly "Notes on the Scene" newsletter covering news and upcoming events.

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  • May 23 at 7:30pm - The Clarion Orchestra & The Clarion Choir
    Clarion at 60: Haydn's Harmoniemesse Steven Fox, conductor As the final concert of its 60th season, Clarion celebrates 60 years as one of America's original early music organizations and the legacy of its founder, Newell Jenkins. The period-instr...
    June 3 at 3pm - The Western Wind
    Music in the Time of Hamilton Music commemorating some of the battles and events of the Revolutionary War including The Liberty Tree sung to words by Thomas Paine, Bunker Hill by Andrew Law, Lamentation Over Boston (the Boston Massacre) by William...

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Upcoming Midtown Concerts

  • May 24, 2018 - Concentus
    Improvisatory Orators: Music from 16th-18th Century Spain and Italy  Much of the music from the 16th to 18th centuries was improvisatory in spir...
  • May 31, 2018 - Satono Norizuki & Patricia-Ann Neely
    Instrumental Music for Dance in the Medieval Time In this concert, Satono Norizuki and Patricia-Ann Neely explore dance music from Codex Faenza 117 a...
  • June 7, 2018 - Empire Viols
    Strictly Organic: transcriptions of organ trios by J.S. Bach and J.L. Krebs Empire Viols explores the organ trio repertoire in this unique program....

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  • Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...
    Congratulations to Shirley Hunt & Pomerium
      Congratulations to Shirley Hunt, Director of Booking and Artist Representation for GEMS Live!, and Alexander Blachly, Director of Pomerium, for fulfilling the first booking negotiated by Shirley in her tenure at GEMS: Sunday, October 29th's c...
    Tickets for sale!
    Tickets are now for sale on our website for the following concerts/series: ARTEK 2017-2018 Season Martin Bernstein Recital Parthenia 2017-2018 Season Pomerium - October 22 at 3pm Trinity Church Wall Street's Messiah, December 15-17, 2017...
    Paul Ross retires from Operations Manager position after 10 years
      After 10 years of dedicated service at near pro bono compensation rates(!) Paul Ross is retiring from his position as Operations Manager at GEMS. He has been invaluable to GEMS and the entire early music community, providing affordable and ca...
    GEMS Receives Grant from Howard Gilman Foundation
    We are pleased and honored to report that we have been awarded a grant by the Howard Gilman Foundation in support of the 20th anniversary of Midtown Concerts. This series of 41 weekly concerts, which is free and open to the general public, features b...

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.