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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.


  • GEMS/EMA Relief Fund: Supporting Early Musicians in Need
    Gotham Early Music Scene and Early Music America (EMA) are partnering to promote this fund. #WeAreEarlyMusic Together! The current global health crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances and productions have been canceled fo...
    COVID-19 Update
     3/22/20 In light of the recent recommendations from the CDC and New York State, all concerts through the end of May are canceled. While we are canceling the live Midtown Concerts events through the end of May; we may stream some of them on ou...
    Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...



  • Recorder and flute lessons with Deborah Booth
    Recorder, traverso, and modern flute lessons with Deborah Booth In the spirit of our times I am offering on-line lessons for recorder, traverso (baroque f...
    CD Listings
    Augusta McKay LodgeBeyond Bach and VivaldiRare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin Though Bach’s set of six Sonatas and Partitas represents the p...
    Conducting Lessons from Harold Rosenbaum
    Free Conducting Lessons from Harold Rosenbaum, conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers and The Canticum Novum Singers. He writes:Good day fellow musici...
    Early plucked instrument lessons with Brian Kay
    Early plucked instrument lessons with Brian Kay: Lute, Theorbo, Oud, Lyre, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque If you are looking to expand your knowl...

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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— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.