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  • New York Baroque Incorporated
    New York Baroque Incorporated
  • Parthenia and Guests
    Parthenia and Guests
  • Aaron Brown
    Aaron Brown
  • Elinor Frey
    Elinor Frey
  • Parthenia
  • Khorikos
  • Abendmusik
  • Sonnambula
  • Diderot String Quartet
    Diderot String Quartet
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... 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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  • Apr 2 at 7pm - Les Canards Chantants
    Sex, Drugs and MadrigalsA wild and theatrical ride through the extremes of style, drama, humor and emotion in the late Italian madrigal: Willaert, Marenzio, Gabrieli, Palestrina, Banchieri, Croce, d’India, Schütz, Gesualdo, Valentini, and of cours...
    Mar 30-April 1 at 8pm; April 2 at 4pm - ARTEK
    Lasciatemi MorireBEYOND MONTEVERDI Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pmFriday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pmSaturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 pmSunday, April 2, 2017 at 4 pmSt. Michael’s Church, The HallWest 99th Street  (between Amsterdam & Bro...
    Mar 31 at 7:30pm & Apr 1 at 8pm - House of Time
    Mozart in Vienna: Chamber gems by Mozart and Haydnwith guests, Aisslinn Nosky, violin and Max Mandel, violaIncluding Mozart's bubbly Eine Kleine Nachtmusik paired with his brooding Nachtmusik Quintet K.406 (arranged by Gonzalo X. Ruiz for oboe and st...

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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.