“In recent years, Renaissance and Baroque performance in the city has gained momentum, not least through the vigorous advocacy of a group called Gotham Early Music Scene.”
— Alex Ross, “The New Yorker,” April 15, 2013
THANK YOU for being part of the NYC early music scene-- for coming to concerts, for supporting local artists, and for being a part of the Gotham Early Music Scene community. Exciting changes are coming to GEMS, and I’d like to ask you to join our efforts.
We are developing new programming, including a membership plan for next season, that will make it even easier to connect you to great music, bring you closer to the groups you love, and spread the word even further about New York's thriving early music scene. We have ambitious plans, and we will need to engage some outside expertise to ensure their success. But we can't get started without your help.
We are raising funds to ensure a strong future for GEMS and the entire New York early music community. A small group of GEMS supporters have already committed to match, dollar for dollar, what we raise – up to $10,000! Every dollar you contribute means TWO dollars for GEMS.
Please follow their lead and lend your support to the future of GEMS, and to the music we all care about.
Donate to the GEMS Spring Appeal
The GEMS General fund supports the following projects, among others:
We in the middle of the sixteenth season (our second) of Midtown Concerts (photo of My Lord Chamberlain's Consort to the right). Please help us provide stipends for the performers of these 30+ annual concerts and keep the series free of charge.
To continue to serve the community effectively, GEMS needs to make some critical infrastructure improvements, including a faster computer. This season, we installed new, powerful ticketing software to serve you better. Your help will further professionalize early music concert-going in New York, continuing to build our audience.
My Lord Chamberlain's Consort at Saint Peter's Church
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Or mail your gift to: Gotham Early Music Scene 340 Riverside Drive, Ste. 1-A New York, NY 10025
Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and provides critical support of our mission. Giving just takes a minute, and goes a very long way.
We maintain mailing lists, email lists, a website, and copy writing services that are critical to publicizing the City's wealth of early music activity.These services have been engaged by over 140 organizations, including the City's small medieval and Renaissance ensembles, baroque and classical orchestras, and major presenters such as The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall.
We provide "front of house" services including ticket sales, credit card processing, and ushering to the many musical groups who present their own concerts and series.
Sinfonia New York
We underwrite large blocks of free tickets enabling everyone to attend concerts.
GEMS Live! booth at APAP Conference
GEMS Live!, our artist booking agency, secures coveted performing engagements for New York groups in the United States and abroad. We have booked over 125 engagements in venues from Vancouver, B.C. to Miami, Florida and all points in between!
GEMS education program, S'Cool Sounds, is an innovative, highly effective program directed by renowned clarinetist and recorder player Nina Stern. S'Cool Sounds brings Nina and her colleagues into New York City school classrooms from K to 5 to teach an entire class how to play recorder or drums over a 15 to 30 week period. Funds are needed for instruments, travel expenses, and of course teacher salaries. Help us build tomorrow's audiences!
Nina Stern Conducting a S'Cool Sounds Ensemble
Click below to donate directly to S'Cool Sounds
AN HISTORIC PERFORMANCE
A recording to be cherished by all early music lovers is still available at GEMS. The Green Mountain Project (GMP), under the direction of Scott Metcalfe and Jolle Greenleaf, mounted one of the six productions in New York in 2010 of the magnificant Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi. Their performance at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin thrilled the huge overflow crowd and received a rave review from James Oestreich in The New York Times: "The performance was quite simply terrific." Consequently, a beautiful two-disc limited edition CD album was created from the professional recording made at the concert by 6-time Grammy Award winning engineer Marc J. Aubort of Elite Recordings LLC. The Project has offered GEMS 50 copies of the CD set, each packaged with the elegant large-format program book distributed at the concert, for use as a gift for our supporters.
Program Book Cover
You may have a copy
of the recording and book for a donation of $50, to be
divided equally between GEMS and the GMP. Your generosity will both
GEMS with its work and help fund the Green Mountain Project's plans for future
while adding an extraordinary recording to your library.
button below to order. You may use any of the displayed
credit cards; you do NOT need a PayPal account. Thank you!
GEMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NYC Charities Bureau Reg. # 40-71-53.
Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law.
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Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. 340 Riverside Drive, Suite 1A New York, NY 10025