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  • Baroque violinist Karen Marie Marmer has died
    Obituary for Karen Marie Marmer The US violinist Karen Marie Marmer has died at the age of 63 from cancer. With her husband, fellow violinist Jörg-Michael Schwarz, she led the New York-based REBEL Baroque Ensemble, acting as its manager and publici...
    Judson Griffin, 1951-2020
    Obituary for Judson Griffin Judson Griffin, baroque violin and viola, appeared regularly in New York as concertmaster of Concert Royal, Amor Artis, and the American Classical Orchestra, has passed away at the age of sixty-eight after a brief illness...
    Gotham Early Music Scene bears witness to the civil unrest sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and thousands of Black Americans. We understand and share the anger towards a society where Black lives are devalued and t...
    Ed Brewer, 1937-2020
    Obituary for Ed Brewer Illustrious harpsichordist Edward Brewer died in his home in the presence of family in Leonia, NJ on April 3, 2020 at age 82. A longtime Leonia resident, he was a native of Erie, PA. His obvious talent for music was revealed a...
    GEMS/EMA Relief Fund: Supporting Early Musicians in Need
    Gotham Early Music Scene and Early Music America (EMA) are partnering to promote this fund. #WeAreEarlyMusic Together! The current global health crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances and productions have been canceled fo...
  • COVID-19 Update
    (8/28/20) Midtown Concerts is pleased to present a full schedule of concerts for the 2020-2021 season. The opening concerts, of course, will be live-streamed until it is safe for audiences to gather once again. As safety allows, we will reintroduce ...
    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, ...



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