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  • May 15 & May 22 at 7pm - ARTEK
    ARTEK's Madrigal Madness is back this month! Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm: Luzzaschi MadrigalsWednesday, May 22 at 7 pm: Rossi Madrigals17 Frost Gallery17 Frost Street, Williamsburg, BrooklynMadrigal Madness is an ongoing project bringing together AR...
    Sat, May 25 at 7:30pm - Arnie Tanimoto and Friends
    A Ticker Tape RecitalCelebrating his first-prize win at the 7th International Bach-Abel Viola da Gamba Competition, Arnie Tanimoto presents works by two of the most beloved viola da gamba virtuosi of the turn of the 18th century. Marin Marais and J...
    May 31 at 8pm - Abendmusik
    Lawes and Jenkyns Guard Thy Rest* Part II Guest Sarah CunninghamThe Age of the Industrial Revolution is defined as a time in which society looked toward the future and rejected the past. At the same time, the Arts & Crafts movement was started b...

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Midtown Concerts Upcoming Events

  • May 23, 2019 - Mango Baroque
    "And God Said..." Called "the marvel of our century," Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre was highly regarded in her day for the genius of her composition...
  • May 30, 2019 - Twa Corbies
    Out of the Mist. Out of the Mist explores the very early music of the British Isles, through the development of Middle English polyphony. The program...
  • June 6, 2019 - Empire Viols
    Le Retour: music for two viols from the Golden Age of French music. Join Empire Viols à deux performing some of the glorious viol music from the Fr...

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  • Parthenia Featured in Chamber Music America Magazine
      Parthenia was featured in the Spring 2019 volume of the Chamber Music America Magazine. Read the article here! ...
    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.