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Artek 2018-2019 Season

ARTEK

Gwendolyn Toth, director

“Deeply considered, beautifully sung...consistently polished, finely balanced performances.”
- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
ARTEK CafeFALL: MAIN CONCERT

Cafe d'ARTEK: Marini & Rossi

Sunday, September 30 at 7 pm
Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm
Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm
St. Michael's Church, The Hall
225 West 99th Street (on Amsterdam Avenue)
Upper West Side, NYC

Saturday October 6 at 7 pm
17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

Madrigals, solos, duets, and trios from two early 17th-century Italian masters, Michelangelo Rossi and Biagio Marini. Rossi's madrigals surpass even those of Gesualdo in their chromatic, sumptuous complexity, and Marini's miniatures are the composer's answer to Monteverdi's Book 7. Presented with a hint of 1950s Italy! Candlelit cabaret tables and complimentary Italian aperitifs featuring Martini & Rossi rosso.

With Laurie Heimes, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Jacob Perry, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Christa Patton, harp; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord/director.

Tickets at St. Michael's:
Table seating: $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seating (very limited): $20/$10 (Seniors/under 25)

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Tickets at 17 Frost Gallery:
General: $30/$20 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seating: $10 all seats

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ARTEK Nov 15FALL: ART OF THE EARLY KEYBOARD

Accenti, Fioretti, Passaggi - The Renaissance Virtuoso

Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Church
Central Park West and 65th Street
Upper West Side, NYC

ARTEK presents the first of two Art of the Early Keyboard concerts in 2018-2019 with this program featuring Director Gwendolyn Toth on Holy Trinity's fabulous historical copy organ. ARTEK has invited three young performers: Christina Kay, soprano; Nathaniel Cox, cornetto; and Liza Malamut, sacbut, to join director Toth in music from the 16th and 17th centuries displaying the art of Renaissance ornamentation. Music by Josquin, Isaac, da Rore, and others. Performed from the organ loft at Holy Trinity.

Tickets:
VIP Balcony seating (with up close view of the artists):
   $40/$30 (Seniors/under 25)
Floor seating: $20 regular, $10 (Seniors/under 25)

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WINTER: MAIN CONCERT

Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigals of Book 7

Presented in two separate programs over two evenings

ARTEK January

Thursday, January 10 at 8 pm - Part 1
Friday, January 11 at 8 pm - Part 2

Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street
(Just off Broadway)
NYC

ARTEK brings the New York audience yet another magnificent tour de force: Claudio Monteverdi's landmark 1619 publication, Book 7 Madrigals, complete. Monteverdi's publication marks his first book to contain a new style of madrigals, ranging from madrigals with concerted instruments, to intimate solos, duets and trios, to the large scale dramatic work, Tirsi e Clori. Join us for both evenings to hear the full range of Monteverdi's genius! ARTEK has been recording this repertoire since spring 2017 and will finish the recording just prior to these concerts.

The ensemble features our singers Laurie Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor/tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone and ARTEK's string ensemble led by world-renowned Italian violinist Enrico Gatti with Vita Wallace, violin; Theresa Salomon, viola; John Moran, bass violin; Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Motomi Igarashi, violone, and ARTEK's renowned continuo team, Daniel Swenberg, theorbo and guitar; Grant Herreid, lute and theorbo; Adam Cockerham, theorbo; Christa Patton, harp; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and director.

The two concerts are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this repertoire live with ARTEK's accomplished Monteverdi specialists. Tickets: reserved seating from $15-$75 with discounts for seniors and under 25; packages of tickets for both nights will be further discounted to $20-$100 (see below for ticket details). Only packages for both concerts will be available for sale now, to ensure the best seats for subscribers to both performances. (Single tickets will be available starting in late November 2018).

Tickets
Both Concerts (buy together and save!)
Prices below are for 2 tickets
VIP (Preferred Center): $100
Regular tickets (Center): $80/$60 (Seniors/under 25)
Full view side, Premium balcony: $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Regular balcony: $40/$30 (Seniors/under 25)
Partial view side/balcony: $25
Blocked view side/balcony: $20

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Single Concerts (available on November 15)
VIP (Preferred Center): $75
Regular tickets (Center): $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Full view side, Premium balcony: $30/$25 (Seniors/under 25)
Regular balcony: $25/$20 (Seniors/under 25)
Partial view side, balcony: $15
Blocked view side/balcony: $10

Single tickets will go on sale on November 15

SPRING: MAIN CONCERT

AL NAHAROT BAVEL (BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON)
Jewish Musicians at the courts of England and Italy

ARTEK PartheniaARTEK & Parthenia

Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
NYC

Esteemed NYC ensembles ARTEK and Parthenia collaborate on a glorious concert of music by Jewish composers of the Renaissance and early baroque. Madrigals, motets, fantasies, and dances by Salamone Rossi, Lupo, and several members of the Bassano family.

Singers Laurie Heimes, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Jonas Budris, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Charles Weaver, lute; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord will be joined by Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry of the viol consort Parthenia.

Seating is limited so be sure to secure a ticket in advance.

Tickets:
General: $25
CJH and Yeshiva Univ. ID: $15

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ARTEK CynthiaSPRING: ART OF THE EARLY KEYBOARD

Fit for a King: The Musical Offering of J. S. Bach

Thursday, April 25 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Church
Central Park West and West 65th Street
Upper West Side, NYC

In 1747, J. S. Bach met with Frederick the Great of Prussia and was put to a challenge by the king: improvise a 3-voice fugue on the Thema Regium, or "theme of the King". Bach complied with great success, whereupon the King commanded a 6-voice fugue! Bach returned home and completed not only the 6-voice fugue but also a collection of canons and a Sonata on the Royal Subject, and published the collection as the Musical Offering. Come experience the musical glory of the Prussian court as Cynthia Freivogel, violin; Immanuel Davis, flute; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and organ perform the entire collection.

Tickets
Preferred seats $50/$40 (Seniors/under 25)
Regular seats $30/S25 (Seniors/under 25)
Rear seats $20/$15 (Seniors/under 25)
Side and Partial view seats $10

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