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Artek 2018-2019 Season


Gwendolyn Toth, director

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

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)

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).


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

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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

Package Tickets no longer available


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)

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.

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

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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.

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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