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


 ... to your gateway to New York's vibrant early music scene!

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 6 at 4pm - Parthenia
    PURCELL'S ROOTS: Jacobean fantasies for six viols Parthenia and guests Annalisa Pappano, treble viol, and Motomi Igarashi, bass viol, present masterpieces from the sublimely creative Private Music of James I and Charles I, works which point the wa...
    May 17 at 8pm - Abendmusik
    Lawes and Jenkyns guard thy rest, Dolmetsch ever be thy guest The 5 & 6 part works of John Jenkins & William Lawes Judson Griffin, violinMałgorzata Ziemnicka, violinLawrence Lipnik, viola da gambaCarlene Stober, viola da gambaPatricia Ann ...

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Upcoming Midtown Concerts

  • April 26, 2018 - Queens Consort
    The Arne Project The Queens Consort are embarking upon a lecture/concert series program entitled "The Arne Project" in which they are collaborating w...
  • May 3, 2018 - The Franklin Quartet
    Northern Lights Explore Scandinavia in this program of rarely heard treasures for string quartet from the land of the midnight sun. Curated by the ...
  • May 10, 2018 - Ensemble Leonarda
    "He's Just Not That Into You!" "There’s a fine line between love and hate, particularly in love stories where things don't go the way you wanted ...

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  • 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.