horn gems main logo                      Donate button

Before Mickey: Early Music and Early Cartoons.

Hesperus webTina Chancey ~ early bowed strings, mbira, recorders, slide whistle, kazoo, percussion
Niccolo Seligmann ~ viola da gamba, darabouka, spring drum
Spiff Wiegand ~ guitar, banjo, dobro, trap set

Hesperus performs its own early music soundtracks for innovative cartoons from the era just before Disney created Mickey Mouse.

Since 1979, audiences from Borneo to Bolivia have called Hesperus brilliant, eclectic, inspiring and just plain wonderful. Why? Because Hesperus makes connections between the rich musical past and curious 21st-century audiences through its collaborations with film, theater and world music.

Artist Website

1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

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.