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New York Early Music Celebration October 1-10
by Shannon Jowett for Vocal Area Network
Posted August 16, 2004

New York Early Music CelebrationThe New York Early Music Celebration is a 10-day fall feast of music illuminating the 11th through 18th centuries, presented by New York area early music performers. Concerts, recitals, lectures, master classes, and special events occur day and night, indoors and out, in beautiful, historic, and unexpected venues all over New York City. This pioneering festival is a groundbreaking event in New York's music history as the first ever celebration of its kind.

Hundreds of performers represent the full spectrum of historical music as the New York Early Music Celebration showcases a rich variety of ensembles and individuals including vocal, instrumental, and mixed instruments, encompassing the medieval, Renaissance, baroque and classical eras. Related events include a young artists' competition for medieval and Renaissance ensembles, a reception/party/panel honoring the 50th anniversary of the pioneering New York Pro Musica Antiqua with members of the original ensemble, lecture presentations and lecture concerts on Bach's "Art of Fugue" and the "Art of Countertenor," as well as fun, unique and informal events for children and amateurs.

The 60+ events take place in some of New York’s greatest architectural masterpieces during the 10-day festival. In addition to venues familiar to the enthusiastic concert patron such as Merkin Hall and St. Ignatius Loyola, the festival showcases many lesser-known but beautiful and historically important spaces. Some of these exceptional venues include St. Mary's Church, noted as the oldest religious institution to continually serve on the same site in all of Upper Manhattan; The Church of the Transfiguration or the "Little Church Around the Corner" is a historic landmark that presents an extraordinary location for performances during the Celebration; and The Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, which gives audiences a rare glimpse into a renovated Quaker meeting house that dates back to 1870.

The New York Early Music Celebration is dedicated to promoting awareness of the eclectic variety and artistic excellence of New York-area early music ensembles and musicians. While providing a rich assortment of early music programming, the Celebration also draws attention to historically important, non-traditional metropolitan-area architectural landmarks in which they perform. The Celebration hopes to attract new audiences, increase support, and foster greater appreciation for early music artists.

The New York Early Music Celebration is made possible with support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and numerous individual donors. Tickets prices range from free to $45 and can be purchased in advance or at the door the day of the event. Beginning in September, an "ultra-flexible subscription" coupon booklet will be made available containing discounted coupons usable at most concerts. The general box office number is 212-280-0330. For more information regarding the New York Early Music Celebration and for a complete list of programming, please see below or visit www.nyemc.org.Days, times and programs are subject to change; please confirm all listings.

Relic
The Golden Age of Spain: Music for Voice and Harp from the holdings of the Hispanic Society of America
Friday, October 1 at 6:30 PM
As part of the Hispanic Society of America's Centennial celebration, this concert features soprano and Spanish double harp performing music of the 16th and 17th centuries, much of which have probably not been performed since the 17th century. (Hispanic Society of America, 613 West 155th Street at Broadway.) FREE

Empire Viols
Lawes in Order
Friday, October 1 at 8:00 PM
A multiplicity of music by noted English composer at the court of Charles I, William Lawes (1602-45). (Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th Street at Central Park West.) $10 donation for church pipe organ restoration.

Music at Brooklyn Friends
Art of the Chaconne
Friday, October 1 at 8:00 PM
This concert highlights the chaconne (a 17th century dance form of apparently indecent nature), tracing its origins from the streets of Spain to its apotheosis in the chaconne from J.S.Bach's Partita in d minor for unaccompanied violin. (Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street between Smith Street and Boerum Place/Brooklyn Bridge Blvd). FREE

Spiritus Collective
Vom Himmel Hoch - German and Austrian Sonatas and Concerti
Friday, October 1 at 8:00 PM
A concert of rarely heard mid 17th century German and Austrian concerti and sonatas for period brass instruments, strings and singers. Highlights include vocal concerti with instruments by Andreas Hammerschmidt and instrumental sonatas by Romanus Weichlein. For more information visit www.spirituscollective.org. (St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street at Amsterdam Avenue) $30/$20 students, seniors, and EMA members.

Lionheart
My Fayre Ladye
Friday, October 1 at 6:30 PM
Lionheart presents a cappella selections of songs and chants from Tudor England that reflect facets of female adoration. (Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street) $25/$15 for students, seniors, and EMA or CMA members.

New York City Opera
Rameau's Platee
Saturday, October 2 at 1:30 PM
Rameau has long been hailed as one of the fathers of French opera, and Platee is considered one of his finest works. The story revolves around a mock marriage between the god Jupiter and a less-than-appealing swamp nymph, the story is carried by a score that is "instrumentally pungent, rhythmically infectious, and melodically rich," according to New York Magazine. (New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. at 65th Street) Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster after August 9: 212-870-5608.

Sacrum Convivium
A Mass with Renaissance Polyphony by Lassus
Saturday, October 2 at 5:30 PM
This eight member a cappella vocal ensemble presents Lassus' Mass. (St. Boniface R.C. Church, Duffield Place at Willoughby Street, Brooklyn).

Early Music New York - Frederick Renz, Director
Musick for the Royal Fireworks & The Celebrated Water Musick by G.F. Handel
Saturday, October 2 at 8:00 PM
Under the baton of maestro Frederick Renz, 58 noted performers on original instruments present--for the first time in NYC--two favorite suites in Handel's original festive orchestrations, kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season. (St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 980 Park Avenue at 84th.) For ticket information call 212-280-0330 or visit www.earlymusicny.org.

New York Recorder Guild (NYRG)
Recorder Play-in
Sunday, October 3 at 10:00 AM)
The NYRG, a chapter of the American Recorder Society, sponsors a play-in for anyone interested in playing the recorder in an ad-hoc group setting under the direction of several of the professional recorder teachers who live and/or work in New York City, including, but not limited to: Martha Bixler, Deborah Booth, John DeLucia, Richie & Elaine Henzler, Valerie Horst, Susan Iadone, Daphna Mor, Gene Murrow, Morris Newman, Anita Randolfi, Mordecai Rubin, Kenneth Wollitz. (Columbia University Teachers' College, 525 West 120th Street) FREE

The Renaissance Street Singers
Free outdoor concert of polyphonic sacred music
Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 PM
An a cappella performance of polyphonic sacred music, primarily of the 16th and 15th centuries. Visit www.streetsingers.org for more information. (Sheridan Square, Seventh Avenue South at West 4th Street and Christopher Street) FREE

New York Consort of Viols & Parthenia
The Golden Age of English Consort Music
Sunday afternoon, October 3 at 2:30 PM
These two stellar consorts join forces with Viol player John Mark Rozendaal to perform works for two to eight players by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Jenkins, William Lawes and Henry Purcell. Visit www.nyconsortofviols.org for more information. (Milbank Chapel at Columbia Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) $20/$15 for students and seniors.

Recorder Orchestra of New York (RONY) conducted by Deborah Booth
RONY performs Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary Music
Sunday, October 3 at 2:30 PM
The 24 piece orchestra performs Renaissance music from Italy and England including Verdelot, Alberti, Grillo, and Byrd. Baroque selections by J. S. Bach, a Classical piece by F. J. Haydn, a Romantic selection by A. Liadov, will be followed by the debut performance of Pete Rose's MegaRONY, commissioned by the orchestra. (The Riverside Church, Room 9T, 490 Riverside Drive between 120th and 122nd Streets) For ticket information visit www.geocities.com/ronyorch.

Pomerium
Chapel Music from Renaissance Spain
Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 PM
The 16th century marriage of Philip the Fair and Juana of Castille initiated a lively cultural exchange between Burgundy and Spain as highlighted by the vocal the work of Ockeghem, Gombert, Francisco Guerrero, Andreas de Silva, Victoria and Morales all presented here. For more information visit mb1800.org. (Corpus Christi Church 529 West 121st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.) $40 & $25/$35 & $20, students, & seniors.

The Mozartean Players
Sunday, October 3 at 5:00 PM
This piano trio specializes in works of the classical and early-romantic eras including Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven featuring artists Stanley Ritchie (violin) Myron Lutzke, (cello) and Steven Lubin (fortepiano). (The Frick Collection, 1 East 70 Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.) For ticket information visit www.frick.org.

Infiorare
Sacred and Profane
Sunday, October 3 at 7:00 PM
Infiorare presents instrumental and vocal music from the 13th-17th centuries, which explores the seeming differences and not so apparent similarities between music of these two genres. (Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street.) $15/$12 seniors & students/$10 EMA.

Jeffrey Dooley, Countertenor
Art of the Countertenor
Sunday, October 3 at 8:00 PM
This concert is an informal program with a lively discussion of the countertenor voice and its history and repertory. Enlightening for the countertenor novice, enthusiast and professional. (Church of the Transfiguration, One East 29th Street at Fifth Avenue)

Patrick Allen
Solo Harpsichord Recital
Monday, October 4 at 2:00 PM
This program offered in the historic space of Grace Church includes compositions by Karl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, William Byrd, François Couperin, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Jakob Froberger, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. (Grace Church New York, 802 Broadway at10th Street) $15

The Continuo Players
Music in the Gardens of Europe
Monday, October 4 at 2:30 PM
This duo combines music and readings from the 17-18th centuries in a program where the elegantly structured dance suites of Couperin are juxtaposed to the rococo with its tuneful, flowing melodies. (Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street) FREE

The New York University Collegium Musicum
17th-century German and English music
Monday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
A program of music for voices, viols, harpsichord and organ, featuring NYU-affiliated performers and direction by Margaret Panofsky. (220 Silver Center, NYU, Waverly Place or Washington Place entrance). FREE

Mannes Baroque Artists
Over the Rhine: Masterpieces from France and Germany
Monday, October 4 at 8:00 PM
The historical performance faculty of Mannes College of Music presents early music masterpieces from France and Germany, featuring Nina Stern, Sandra Miller, Martha McGaughey, and Arthur Haas. Mannes College Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street (Amsterdam Avenue) FREE

Nieuw Amsterdam Consort
Sacred Music of the German Baroque
Monday, October 4 at 8:00 PM
This program features music from Germany after the Thirty Years' War, when Lutheran Germany began building the foundations of the High German Baroque with the sacred music of Dietrich Buxtehude and his contemporaries. (Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street.) $25/$20 students & seniors.

Repast
The Musical Offering (Complete) of J.S. Bach
Monday, October 4 at 8:00 PM
Bach presented The Musical Offering to King Frederick the Great after paying him a visit two years before his death. This collection of canons, ricer cars, and a monumental trio sonata--all based on a theme which the king presented to Bach for improvisation--is a masterpiece rarely heard in its entirety. (Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street) $20/$12 for seniors and students.

American Classical Orchestra
Mozart Symposium (10 AM) & Violin Master Class (1 PM)
Saturday, October 5, 10 AM - 3 PM
The American Classical Orchestra presents its first ever symposium on Mozart, in conjunction with its Opening Night “Mozart Masterworks” concert on Saturday, October 7, 2004. Distinguished Mozart scholars and musicologists join Maestro Thomas Crawford for a lively and informative symposium. (Christ Church, Park Avenue at 60th Street) $25 symposium & master class; symposium FREE for "Mozart Masterworks" ticket holders.

Grace Church in New York
Bach at Noon, The Organ Music of J.S. Bach
Tuesday, October 5 at 12:15 PM
This series of organ meditations devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach began as a set of devotions for those who gathered in Grace Church following the events of September 11, 2001. These thirty minute programs feature the complete Clavierübung Part III played over the course of the four meditations. The church will be open from noon until one o'clock. (Grace Church New York, 802 Broadway at 10th Street.) FREE

Amy Bartram / Ekko Jennings
Lunchtime concert of 17th Century English lute song
Tuesday, October 5 at 12:30 PM
Amy Bartram (soprano) and Ekko Jennings (lute) present rarely heard love songs from 17th century England, from sad laments to wry ballads by Ford, Greaves, Hart, Lanier, and others. (Church of the Transfiguration, One East 29th St.) $5 suggested donation.

Early Music America
Coaching session for medieval/Renaissance ensembles
Tuesday, October 5 at 1:00-6:00 PM
This national service organization for the early music field presents finalist ensembles from EMA medieval/Renaissance competition who receive coaching from distinguished early music artists. Visit www.earlymusic.org for more information. (Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 529 West 121st Street) FREE

Early Music at Saint Peter's Church
Arco e Pizzicato
Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 & 8:00 PM
Angela Yeung (baroque cello) and Franklin Lei (lute) perform in a program of "Arco e Pizzicato". (Saint Peter's Church, 54th and Lexington at Citigroup Center.) For tickets call 212-543-3101.

Bradley Brookshire
Fugue!
Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 PM
Fugue! is a companion piece to Bradley Brookshire’s well-known, multi-media performances of "The Art of the Fugue." A large computer-projection of the score in which the counterpoint has been highlighted in contrasting colors coordinates with Brookshire's playing at the harpsichord. For more information visit www.bachharpsichord.com. (Recital Hall, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue 35th Street) FREE

ARTEK
Music of J.S. Bach
Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 PM
Gwendolyn Toth and Robert Mealy play Bach's music for violin, harpsichord and lautenwerk, including the Italian Concerto, French Overture, and Sonata for violin and harpsichord. For more information visit www.artekearlymusic.org. (The House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.) $20

Don Hulbert/Traverse Music
Musica Transalpina: Bach & the Italian Influence
Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 PM
The program features flutist Don Hulbert and harpsichordist Kenneth Hamrick along with guest violinist Theresa Salomon in a performance of J.S. Bach's Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV 1044. (St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street at Eighth Avenue.) Suggested donation: $20/$15 for students & seniors.

New York Continuo Collective
TRIOMPHI: The Triumphs of Petrarch in 17th Century Song
Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 PM
Commemorating the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca (1304-74), the New York Continuo Collective presents a program based his poem-cycle, I Trionfi, featuring settings of the text by Orlando di Lasso and Claudio Monteverdi. Visit www.continuony.org for more information. (Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue) Tickets by donation.

ARTEK
458 Strings
Wednesday, October 6 at 1:15 PM
Concert of music for basso continuo instruments: intabulations, improvisations, arrangements of dance tunes, and closing with the Follia Variations of Marin Marais. (St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 West 31st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.) FREE

Machicoti
Rush hour concert of music from Medieval France
Wednesday, October 6 at 6:00 PM
A concert of music from Paris c. 1200, which would have been heard in the Cathedral of Notre Dame and its environs. The program includes highly-florid chant, astonishing conductus, and intricate motets for one to three voices. (St. Francis Xavier Church, 46 West 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.) $10 suggested donation.

Early Music America (EMA)
EMA Medieval/Renaissance Performance Competition
Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
Finalist ensembles from the EMA medieval/Renaissance competition present 30-minute programs, judged live with the winner announced at the end of the concert. (Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 529 West 121st Street) FREE

Polyhymnia
Flemish Masters
Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30 PM
This vocal ensemble presents early 16th century sacred polyphony by Crecquillon, Clemens non Papa, Gombert and others. For more information visit www.polyhymnia-nyc.org. (Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal, West 87th Street and West End Avenue) $20 suggested donation.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Missa Sancta et Immaculata Virginitas: A Renaissance Mass from Spain
Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00 PM
A Renaissance Mass from Spain, with music of Francisco Guerrero, master of music at the Cathedral of Seville, the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is joined by the recorders, shawms, sackbutts and cornetti of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. For more information visit www.saintignatiusloyola.org. (Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street) Advance: $40 & $30/$20 students and seniors; at the door: $45 & $35/$25.

Ensemble BREVE
Quartet - Renaissance and Baroque Music of Middle Europe
Thursday, October 7 at Noon)
Presented by the Columbia University Music Department, BREVE (Deborah Booth, Morris Newman, and Jay Elfenbein) presents trio works from the Flemish Renaissance by Josquin des Prez and Heinrich Isaac. The ensemble will be joined by harpsichordist Jan-Piet Knijff to perform solo and trio sonatas by J. S. Bach and an unusual trio sonata by Prowo. For more information visit www.breveboxood.org. (St. Paul's Chapel on Columbia University Campus, 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.) FREE

Matthew Wadsworth
Mellow Drama
Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 PM
A tour de force of the finest 17th century English and Italian music for solo lute and theorbo, one of the world's leading lutenists presents a rare invitation to hear the lyrical and expressive music of John Dowland and Robert Johnson, contrasted with dynamic and colorful works by Giovanni Kapsberger and Alessandro Piccinini. "Matthew Wadsworth speaks the baroque language like a native" (BBC Music Magazine). (The United Nations International School (UNIS), 24-50 FDR Drive just below Grand Street.) $15/$10 TBC members.

American Classical Orchestra
Mozart Masterworks
Thursday, October 7 at 8:00 PM
Conducted by Thomas Crawford, the ACO presents a major Mozart concert for the festival, featuring acclaimed violinist Stephanie Chase performing Violin Concerto No. 3, and a work that she recorded with the Hanover Band. Also featured will be the nation's finest boy choir, the Trinity Choir from New Haven, and a pre-concert lecture by Maestro Thomas Crawford at 7 PM. (Church of St Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue.) For tickets and information call 212-869-1989 or visit www.americanclassicalorchestra.org.

MetroBaroque
When Charles Met Louis
Friday, October 8 at 7:30 PM
Explore the fascinating connections between English and French baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music, described as Early Music for the 21st century. (Good Shephard-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street at Broadway.) $15/$10 seniors & students.

Galileo's Daughters
Faith and Fate: Nun composers of 17th-century Italy
Friday, October 8 at 8:00 PM
Sarah Pillow (soprano), Jennifer Peterson (harpsichord), and Mary Anne Ballard (viola da gamba) make vivid the spiritual and daily life of a 17th century woman through music and readings. For more information visit www.buckyballmusic.com. (St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street.) $20/$15 students & seniors.

The Tiffany Consort
Composers of St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Friday, October 8 at 8:00 PM
The Tiffany Consort vocal ensemble begins its third season, presenting the music of St. Mark's Basilica, Venice during the 16th - 17th centuries. The program consists of both sacred and secular works by many of the great musicians who were employed at this prestigious institution including Cavalli, Gabrieli, Lotti, Monteverdi, Willaert and others. For more information visit www.tiffanyconsort.com. (St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street at Amsterdam Avenue.) $30/$20 students, seniors, & EMA members.

Mathais Maute
Master class with Mathais Maute
Saturday, October 9 at Noon)
Sponsored by Amanda Pond, international recorder virtuoso Mathais Maute presents this master class. (All Angels' Church, 251 West 80th Street.) $30 to participate, $20 per person for groups up to six people, $5 to audit.

Brooklyn Baroque
The Art of the Obbligato
Saturday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
Brooklyn Baroque was formed in 2000 when the long-standing duo of Andrew Bolotowsky, baroque flute, and Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord, were joined by cellist David Bakamjian. This performance features Virtuoso Chamber Music from the 18th Century by Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Johann Ludwig Krebs, and thers. (Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace between 160th and 162nd Streets, one block east from St. Nicholas Avenue.) $15/$12 Mansion members.

Trefoil
Flower of Flowers
Saturday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
Featuring Drew Minter, Mark Rimple, and Marcia Young, this trio of modern minstrels specializing in music of the 14th century performs vocal and instrumental works by English, French, and Italian composers from the ars antiqua of the thirteenth century, the ars nova and ars subtilior of the fourteenth centuries, the French chansons of early fifteenth century Cyprus, and the early Burgundian style of Dufay and his contemporaries. (The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park.) For ticket information call 212-650-2290.

New Amsterdam Recorder Trio
Triste Espana
Saturday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
As part of the Recorder Celebration held in conjunction with events organized by the Manhattan Recorder Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Margo Gezairlian Grib joins the New Amsterdam Recorder Trio to offer a chance to experience the music of a country at the height of its power and influence, as well as creativity. (All Angels' Church, 251 West 80th Street at Broadway.) $15

NY Pro Musica
The Play of Daniel
Saturday, October 9 at 3:00 PM
The NY Pro Musica Committee presents a viewing of the original Pro Musica production of The Play of Daniel. (Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street at Madison). FREE

Recorder Celebration
Play-In for Recorder Players
Saturday, October 9 at 3:15 PM
Recorder players of all ages are invited to join in for a playing session to be led by members of the New Amsterdam Recorder Trio. Bring your instruments and a music stand! Music will be provided. (Angels' Church, 251 West 80th Street at Broadway). $5

Friends of NY Pro Musica Antiqua
50th Anniversary Reception
Saturday, October 9 at 4:00 PM
Alumni of this celebrated ensemble present a 50th anniversary reception. (The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street.) For ticket information contact 212-580-9787.

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
The German Cantata Tradition: Tunder, Buxtehude, Bach
Saturday, October 9 at 5:00 PM
The Bach Choir & Soloists and The Bach Players (Peter Kupfer, Concertmaster) present the work of Franz Tunder, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach. Preceded by a pre-concert talk with Prof. Kerala Snyder at 4:00 PM. (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West at 65th Street) $30/$20/$10

NY Pro Musica Reunion Reception
Boy Choir Alumni Re-union
Saturday, October 9 at 5:00 PM
A reception for members of this illustrious group. (The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street.) FREE with reservation and/or invitation.

Manhattan Recorder Orchestra
"Banchetto Musicale"
Saturday, October 9 at 5:00 PM
This concert of Renaissance, Baroque, 19th, 20th and 21st century music includes works by Schein, Handel, Satie, Leenhouts and the New York premiere of a new composition for recorder orchestra by Mathais Maute. (All Angels' Church, 251 West 80th Street at Broadway.) $15 suggested donation.

ARTEK
Monteverdi Extravaganza
Saturday, October 9 at 8:00 PM
A concert of 17th century Italian music, with duets and trios from Monteverdi's Madrigals, Books VII & VIII; Monteverdi's sacred masterpiece Beatus Vir; and as a special treat, Dorothy Olsson and Mark Mindek dance “Lazzi d'amore, or The Dalliances of Harlequino and Columbina,” set to Carlo Farina's Capriccio Stravagante. (Church of St. Francis of Assisi, 135 West 31st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.) For ticket information call 212-967-9157 or visit www.artekearlymusic.org.

Ivory Consort
Music in the Land of Three Faiths
Saturday, October 9 at 8:00 PM
Featuring music of medieval Spain, this program includes 10th - 13th century songs of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian origin in Judezmo (Ladino), Arabic, Latin, and Galician-Portuguese. Sponsored by the tri-faith coalition Historic Harlem Houses of Worship. (St. Mary's Church, 521 West 126th Street between Amsterdam and Old Broadway). For ticket information call 212-865-7459.

Jessica Gould, Pat O'Brien & Carlene Stober
Myth, Melancholy & Madness: English Song in the Tumultuous 17th Century
Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 PM
English music of the 17th century featuring soprano and lute at the historic Morris Jumel Mansion. Composers include John Dowland, John Danyel, Henry and Daniel Purcell, John Eccles, and John Blow. (Morris Jumel Mansion Museum, 65 Jumel Terrace between 161st and 162nd Streets off St. Nicholas Avenue.) For tickets call 212-923-8008 or visit www.polyhymnion.org/morrisjumel; reservations encouraged due to limited seating.

Rebel & Owen Burdick
Blow & Purcell
Sunday, October 10 at 3:00 PM
Featuring Opera and masque music broadcast on 96.3 FM WQXR. (Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall Street). For ticket information visit www.rebelbaroque.com.

Church of the Transfiguration, Choir of Men and Boys
Evensong
Sunday, October 10 at 3:30 PM
A traditional Anglican evensong service featuring the works of Orlando Gibbons including The Second Evening Service and Behold, Thou Hast Made My Days. For more information visit www.littlechurch.org. (Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street) $5 suggested donation.

Ensemble Les Gouts-Reunis
A Royal Celebration
Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 PM
The Early Music Foundation presents New York's Resident French Baroque Ensemble. (Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street at Eighth Avenue.) For tickets visit www.smarttix.com.

Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
"As It Pleases" - Masses of Dufay, Josquin, and LeJeune
Sunday, October 10 at 8:00 PM
Mass settings of French composers: Missa "Ave regina coelorum" by Guillaume Dufay, Missa "L'homme arme" by Josquin des Prez and Missa "Ad Placitum" by Claude LeJeune. Sung with a complete set of appropriate Propers and a Motet, as offered weekly at the church's Solemn High Mass. (Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (Episcopal), 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street.) For ticket information call 212-580-3326 or visit www.saintignatiusnyc.org.


Shannon Jowett works for The Zeisler Group, a public relations firm. The information in this article was originally published as a press release.


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