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“In recent years, Renaissance and Baroque performance in the city has gained
momentum, not least through the vigorous advocacy of a group called
Gotham Early Music Scene.
— Alex Ross, “The New Yorker"

As GEMS enters its second decade, we continue to serve audiences, artists, and organizations devoted to the early music we love.Pat Neely at CMAGEMS nominated Pat Neely of Abendmusik to represent early music artists at the 2018 National Convention of Chamber Music America

We are grateful for grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Howard Gilman Foundation, but most of our support comes from individuals like you! Please give today.


 Your gift supports the following projects, among others:

♦ Our semi-monthly newsletter "Notes on the Scene", which reaches over 8,300 subscribers providing news of early music performances and events that cannot be found anywhere else. Click here if you are not on our subscriber list.

♦ Our GEMS Live! booking agency, which secures paid engagements throughout North America for five of the top early music ensembles based in New York (Nell Snaidas' Bishop's Band, Nina Stern and Daphna Mor's East of the River, Tatiana Daubek's House of Time, Lisa Terry's Parthenia, Alex Blachly's Pomerium). We have booked 175 engagements in venues from Vancouver, B.C. to Miami, Florida and all points in between.

♦ Our Business Management programs, which provide IRS fiscal sponsorship and essential accounting services to fourteen ensembles, enabling them to concentrate on preparing and performing music at the highest level of excellence.x2018 10 11 Ryland Angel and Richard Erickson Midtown Concerts 6 Ryland Eric XLVeterans Ryland Angel and Rick Erickson in recital at GEMS' Midtown Concerts

♦ Our Concert Services, providing ticket sales and front-of-house services to enhance your experience at concerts.Lynn at FOH tableGEMS volunteers providing on-site box office services

Our collaboration with Americas Society producing the GEMAS series, now in its sixth season presenting the early music of the Americas.

♦ The 23rd season of Midtown Concerts offering 41 weekly free concerts. DONATE TO MIDTOWN

Underwriting blocks of free tickets enabling everyone to attend concerts, regardless of ability to pay.

Midtown sign on Park AvenueMidtown Concerts sign on Park Avenue, in the heart of the midtown financial district.


Or mail your gift to:

Gotham Early Music Scene
340 Riverside Drive, Ste. 1-A
New York, NY 10025

Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and provides critical support of our mission.

Giving just takes a minute, and goes a very long way.Explaining cymbalumSatono Nurizuki demonstrating the clavisimbalum after her concer

GEMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NYC Charities Bureau Reg. # 40-71-53.
Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law.


Donate online securely using your credit card or call us at 212-866-0468.


Send a check to:

Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.
340 Riverside Drive, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10025

Organizations we have served


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.

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