EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK

FREDERICK RENZ, DIRECTOR
2016-2017

Concert Season 2016 - 2017

FALL 2016                 

       42nd SEASON


 

      


I.   GENIUS OF ENGLAND: Henry Purcell & Contemporaries


      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 pm

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK [EM/NY] Chamber Orchestra performs 17th-century works of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, John Blow and Matthew Locke, from England's Restoration period under Charles II. Included on the program are suites from The Fairy Queen (semi-opera by Purcell), Venus and Adonis (a masque by Blow) and The Tempest (incidental music by Locke). Joining the ensemble of strings and recorders will be soprano, Elaine Lachica, to add dramatic flair to the program. An acoustically superb Beaux-Arts style auditorium, this historic venue is conveniently located in the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

    violin - Daniel Lee (CM), Dongmyung Ahn, Nicholas DiEugenio,
    Chloe Fedor & Jeremy Rhizor; viola - Rachel Evans, Kate Goddard;
    cello - Ezra Seltzer; violone - David Chapman;
    lute & guitar - Arash Noori, Jason Priset;
    recorders - Tricia van Oers, Esther Nuijten
    soprano soloist - Elaine Lachica

II.   RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS: Annual Season Tradition


      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 pm
            with continuing performances at -

      Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.

    Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 pm    < Sold Out! 
    Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 pm    < Sold Out! 
    Sunday, December 25th at 2:00 pm (Christmas Day)    < Sold Out! 
    Sunday, December 25th at 7:30 pm (Christmas Day)    < Sold Out! 

To celebrate the holidays, director Frederick Renz has selected carols, noels and motets evoking European sacred and secular rituals. Hear and see this seasonal repertoire performed by ten male voices, along with lute and guitar duos in Lincoln Square's acoustically superb First Church of Christ, Scientist, and the intimate St. James Chapel nestled within the world's largest Gothic style cathedral. These are traditionally sold-out performances. Order early! (75 min. with no intermission)

    Nathaniel Adams - tenor, Eric Brenner - alto, Jason Eck - bass baritone
    Patrick Fennig - alto, Todd Frizzell - tenor, Michael Maliekel - bass baritone
    Jonathan May - alto, Daniel Moody - alto, Adrian Rosas - bass baritone
    Wilson Nichols - tenor, Arash Noori & Jason Priset - lute & guitar

Early Music New York has recorded six separate Christmas albums on the Ex_cathedra label, including A Renaissance Christmas.



SPRING 2017       

    42nd SEASON


 

     


III.   MOZART MONIKER: Wolfgang's Namesakes


      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Welcoming spring, Frederick Renz conducts the EM/NY orchestra with classical symphonic works by young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and his namesakes of other European nations: Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) - "the English Mozart," Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792) - "the Swedish Mozart," Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) - "Le Mozart Noir" and Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) - "the Italian Mozart."

    violins - Daniel Lee (CM), Dongmyung Ahn, Nicholas DiEugenio,
               Chloe Fedor, Peter Kupfer, Edson Scheid & Vita Wallace
    violas - Rachel Evans, Kate Goddard; cellos - Ezra Seltzer, Benjamin Wolff
    violone - David Chapman; bassoon - Benjamin Matus
    oboes - Julie Brye, Caroline Giassi; horns - Alex Cook, Sara Cyrus

IV.   BACH BROTHERHOOD: Sebastian's Peers


      First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.

    Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

J S Bach G F Handel G P Telemann J F Fasch J C Graupner

Music by Bach, Händel, Telemann, Fasch, and Graupner

A baroque 'Band of Brothers' will be celebrated at the closing concert of Early Music New York's 42nd season. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., Frederick Renz will conduct EM/NY's baroque chamber orchestra in "Bach Brotherhood," a program of music saluting Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and four of his compatriot compeers: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) and Christoph Graupner (1683-1760). The acoustically outstanding Beaux-Arts-style auditorium of First Church of Christ, Scientist, located in the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood, will resound with high baroque splendor in a sequence of ouvertures, concerti grossi, and sinfonias.

    violins - Daniel Lee (CM), Dongmyung Ahn, Nicholas DiEugenio,
               Chloe Fedor, Peter Kupfer, Jeremy Rhizor & Edson Scheid
    violas - Rachel Evans & Kate Goddard
    violoncellos - Ezra Seltzer & Sarah Stone
    violone - David Chapman
    continuo - Stephen Rapp
    transverse flutes - Immanuel Davis & David Ross
    bassoon - Anna Marsh


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This concert series is made possible in part with public funds from the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council,


the New York State Council on the Arts with
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature,

and the generosity of EMF's Friends of Early Music.



THE VENUES:

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, (Chapel of Saint James)
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

Located in Morningside Heights, adjacent to the Columbia University campus, the Cathedral is easily reached by public transportation: Buses M4, M11, M104; Subway #1 to 110th Street & Broadway.
Parking is available in nearby garages on 110th, 112th and 114th Streets.

Performances take place in the Cathedral's intimate Saint James Chapel. Our ticket table will be just outside the entrance to the Chapel. Tickets are available for purchase or pickup (Will Call) one half hour before curtain.

[Call for information regarding disability access 212-280-0330]


First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street, New York, NY 10023

EM/NY's new, “best kept secret,” Lincoln Square performance venue —

Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subways B & C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) and the #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along West 68th and 66th Streets.

[Call for information regarding disability access 212-280-0330]


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