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FEATURED EVENTS

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Parthenia Viols
Date Sat, 24 Feb 2024 4:00 pm
Jonathan Richards and Ryland Angel

TOMB SONNETS

Parthenia Viols, Ryland Angel
with Jonathan Richards ~ actor

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Ruckus featuring Emi Ferguson & Rachell Ellen Wong
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 2:00 pm

Ruckus Emi Rachel PC Fay Fox webStrawberry Fields

People's Symphony Concerts presents Ruckus with Emi Ferguson, flute, and...

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ARTEK
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 3:00 pm

ARTEK Chansons 800x600 webMoney, Misery, Music: French Chansons

Money — and the lack of it! — is a theme that echoes down...

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Midtown Concerts

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NEWS

  • Artist Spotlight ~ Ruckus
    February 2024 An interview with John Thiessen and Clay Zeller-Townson (Jump to the videos) JT: We are joined today by Clay Zeller-Townson, virtuoso bassoonist, and the director of Ruckus, one of GEMS fiscal sponsored ensembles. Welcome. CLAY...
    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 Feb...
    Collectio Musicorum featured in The New York Times
    Collectio Musicorum was featured in an article in The New York Times on Friday, Oct 27, regarding their recent program about music from Shakespeare's First Folio. Much of this program was performed on our Midtown Concerts series here. Congratulation...
    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...

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.