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  • New York Baroque Incorporated
    New York Baroque Incorporated
  • Aaron Brown
    Aaron Brown
  • Parthenia
  • Khorikos
  • Sonnambula
  • Diderot String Quartet
    Diderot String Quartet
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... to your gateway to New York's vibrant early music scene!

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  • May 5 at 7pm & 9pm - TENET
    The Next Generation: Guillaume de Machaut and the 14th century TENET presents the final concert in their Cycle of Invention series, which spotlights Machaut's contribution to composition during the late middle ages. Join Jolle Greenleaf, Scott Metca...
    May 5 at 8pm - ARTEK
    Stylus FantasticusTHE GENIUS OF BIBER Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8 pmSt. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue at 87th StreetPre-Concert Lecture at 7 pm: Sara Ruhle Kyle Cynthia Freivogel returns for another stunning vocal and instrumental cha...
    May 7 at 4pm - Parthenia
    William LawesComplete Setts for Six Viols and Organ Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm with guests Joanna Blendulf and Alice Robbins, viol, and David Shuler, organPre-concert lecture by Erik Ryding at 3 pmPost-concert reception hosted by the Board of ...

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  • GEMS Receives 3 NYSCA Grants for Sponsored Projects
    Among GEMS' activities is providing fiscal sponsorship to twelve early music ensembles and organizations in New York. Our services to these groups include donation processing, financial transactions, and grant application and management. We are delig...
    Early Handel Operas are Current Again
    Read distinguished New York Times critic James R. Oestreich's article about early opera (and the early music scene in NYC). We're delighted that Mr. Oestreich acknowledged our achievement of a primary mission of GEMS. He wrote: "New York a hotbed of ...
    New York City Early Music on the BBC
    The BBC produced two program(me)s about New York City’s burgeoning early music community. GEMS Executive Director Gene Murrow was interviewed at the start to “set the scene,” followed by interviews with several early music directors in the City...

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.