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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 27 at 7:30pm - Trident Ensemble
    OUTLIERSSeason II Finale From the 1300s through the 1600s, composers like Francesco Landini, Gesualdo, and Monteverdi pushed the boundaries of musical expression, balancing risk with artistry. This creative spirit continues in Italy today through 20...
    June 1 at 8pm - New York Baroque Inc.
    Santa Rosalia Music written for the Santa Rosalia festivities in Palermo was often destroyed after the initial performance, underlining the ephemeral character of the event. Thanks to a repeat performance in Modena the year following its 1687 premie...
    June 2 at 7pm - ARTEK
    GEMS OF RENAISSANCE POLYPHONY Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7 pmImmanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St. at Lexington Ave. ARTEK presents a special final concert this season featuring masterpieces of two masters of the 16th and early 17th century: Pr...
    June 2 at 7pm - Opera Lafayette
    Les Indes Galantes - Part IV In 1725 a group of Native Americans performed for King Louis XV, and inspired Rameau's Les Indes Galantes, or The Amorous Indies. Opera Lafayette presents selections from the entire opera as well as the complete finale.F...

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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.