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  • Remembering James Bowman
    The great English countertenor James Bowman has died at the age of 81. Bowman was a pioneer in the field of Baroque music in England, singing with David Munrow’s Early Music Consort while at the same time thrilling audiences as Oberon in Britten...
    Remembering Fred Hammond
    From Bard College President Leon Botstein: It is with sadness that I inform the Bard community of the death of our colleague, Frederick Hammond, just a few days ago. He served as Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Culture and Music History at Bard b...
    Emi Ferguson Wins Avery Fisher Career Grant
    GEMS congratulates Emi Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. She was featured in the award ceremony on March 28, 2023 (watch it here) performing music by the 17th century Italian composer Isabella Leonarda (1620–1...
    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 Mar...


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Date Sun, 2 Apr 2023 4:00 pm
Thu, 27 Apr 2023 7:00 pm

Arcadian Academy

A concert re-creating the musical splendor of the Arcadian Academy of Rome, whose...

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House of Time
Thu, 27 Apr 2023 7:30 pm

Angels and Demons

Angelic inspiration and demonic possession take turns driving some of the most...

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Midtown Concerts

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  • 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.