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Concordian Dawn
Date Mon, 2 Oct 2023 7:30 pm

Album Pre-release: Medieval Song from Aristotle to Opera

In anticipation of our soon-to-be...

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House of Time
Sat, 7 Oct 2023 7:30 pm

Classical Zeitgeist: Mozart and Haydn go traveling

The two greatest composers of the late...

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Byrd Celebration: Pomerium
Sat, 21 Oct 2023 8:00 pm

Songs, Hymns, and Psalms by William Byrd

Alexander Blachly ~ director

Byrd’s choral music...

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Midtown Concerts

Thursdays at 1:15pm; September–June

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  • September 28 ~ American Classical Orchestra
    La musica notturna di Madrid. Watch online here or on YouTube View the program Adam Cockerham ~ Romantic guitarJessica Park & Edson...
  • October 5 ~ Vox Fidelis
    Byrd 400 ~ Mass for Five Voices. Watch online here or on YouTube Marisa Curcio, Carey Hackett ~ sopranos Joseph Hill, Gloria Kierniesky ...
  • October 12 ~ Brooklyn Baroque
    Telemann in Paris. Watch online here or on YouTube Melanie Williams ~ flute Theresa Salomon ~ violin David Bakamjian ~ cello Rebecca Pec...
  • October 19 ~ The Walton Waites
    L’Arte di Suonare. Watch online here or on YouTube Clèa Galhano ~ recorder Joseph Jones ~ dulcian Donald Livingston ~ harpsichord Ea...

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  • Masks no longer required (but still recommended)
    COVID-19 PROTOCOLS Wearing a KN95 or N95 mask is currently strongly recommended (but not required) at GEMS events. Vaccinations are encouraged, but proof thereof is not required for entry into our events. All artists, audience members, and staff...
    Notes on the Scene ~ Latest Edition
    Notes on the Scene is published 2–3 times per month, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays. We include concert listings, news, video links, artist showcases and more from New York City's early music scene. Enjoy our latest newsetter, published on Sep...
    Artist Spotlight ~ Concordian Dawn
    May 2023 An interview with director Christopher Preston Thompson Christopher, thank you so much for joining us! We are thrilled that Concordian Dawn is part of the GEMS family and want you to know how much we treasure your ensemble. Can you tell u...
    Artist Spotlight ~ Twelfth Night
    April 2023 Twelfth Night is an exciting ensemble with a bright future. GEMS sat down with co-directors David Belkovski and Rachell Ellen Wong to hear more about the group. David and Rachell, you are both graduates of The Juilliard School’s Histor...


  • Zoe Vandermeer
    Voice and harp lessons with Zoe Vandermeer Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and triple harpist and teaches singing, historical and lever ha...
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers Hidden River Press announces the publication of The Secret Music at Tordesillas, a novel in which Early Music plays a starr...

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.