horn gems main logo


 ... to your gateway to New York's vibrant early music scene!

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.


of Unusual Interest or Exceptional Quality

  • Mar 28 and 29 at 7 pm - TENET Vocal Artists & the Sebastians
    Bach: St. Matthew PassionFollowing their critically-lauded 2015 production of Bach’s St. John Passion (“riveting… compelling” –The New York Times), the Sebastians and TENET Vocal Artists are teaming up again to present Bach’s even more ...
    Apr 13 at 8pm - Parthenia
    Les Canards Chantants COME LIFE, COME DEATH, I CARE NOT A musical tour of Jacobean London Madrigalists LES CANARDS CHANTANTS join Parthenia, and guest Motomi Igarashi, for a presentation of Michael East’s Third Book of Madrigals of 1610. Anthems...

Browse the full events calendar


Midtown Concerts Upcoming Events

  • March 28, 2019 - Concordian Dawn
    The Story of an Orange-hued Tyrant. Chaillou de Pesstain’s magnificent, radical fourteenth-century reinvention of the old French Roman de Fauvel&nb...
  • April 4, 2019 - Daniel S. Lee
    Bach's Violoncello [da spalla]. Daniel's newest project is to perform on the violoncello da spalla, which is a type of cello that existed during the ...

Browse the Midtown Concerts schedule



  • 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, ...

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.