2014 - 2015 Season Events

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Welcome to ARTEK's 30th season of New York City concerts!
Glorious music from the early baroque to the classical period with outstanding international artists. Subscriptions to either the Main Events Series or the Art of the Early Keyboard Series are also available, with a discount on ticket prices.

All seating is reserved. Preferred seats are the best seats available, in limited quantity. Regular seats are center section and balcony seats. Rear seats are the most distant seats as well as partial view side seats.
All tickets available online through Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS):
Call (212) 866-0468 or online at GEMS Box office
Group discount tickets for all concerts are available. For group sales, please call the office at 212-967-9157, or email artekgwent@aol.com.

Spring Concert
Bridge of Sighs: Baroque Love Songs

THREE PERFORMANCES, ALL AT 8 PM

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015

St. Michael's Church, The Hall
Amsterdam Avenue at 100th Street, New York City

A Venetian legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs.

Music from the Madrigals, Book 7
(Venice, 1619)
by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed in an intimate cabaret-like setting in St. Michael's acoustically exceptional Hall, with complimentary wine for our audience members. Seating is limited to 75 tickets per evening, so purchase your tickets early!

Artists:
Laura Heimes & Clara Rottsolk, sopranos
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Ryland Angel, countertenor
Philip Anderson &: Andrew Fuchs, tenors
Peter Becker, bass-baritone
Motomi Igarashi, lirone
Christa Patton, harp
Daniel Swenberg & Grant Herreid,theorbo and lute
Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director


Because of limited seating each evening in St. Michael's intimate Hall, all seats are one price.
Tickets: All seats $50 ($25 seniors). Students, $15 at the door only.
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PAST EVENTS THIS SEASON

THE ART OF THE EARLY KEYBOARD SERIES

The Art of the Early Keyboard Series is dedicated
to the memory of ARTEK founding director Elizabeth H. Guiher

Harpsichords of Germany
A special two day event celebrating harpsichords of the German baroque tradition

Friday, March 13, 2015
Music of Bach
Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York City

7 PM: Lecture
Bradley Brookshire, The German Harpsichord

8 PM: Concert
Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord, plays her new 1739 Gräbner instrument by John Phillips. Program: Overture in the French style and the Italian Concerto.

Tickets: $25 all seats ($15 seniors)
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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Free Workshops
Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York City

1 PM: Early Keyboard Technique on the Harpsichord and Clavichord with Gwendolyn Toth
The concepts of early technique for interested performers, particularly pianists and organists interested in learning more about historical keyboard technique and early fingering. Both a harpsichord and a clavichord (in the 18th century, thought to be the best instrument to learn keyboard touch) will be used to demonstrate. Open to both amateurs and professionals. Those who wish to participate by playing should be sure to email in advance. Interested listeners are equally welcome.

3 PM: Quilling and Maintaining Harpsichords with Dongsok Shin
Mr. Shin, technician for the Metropolitan Museum and the Metropolitan Opera, will explain quilling as well as other harpsichord maintenance issues. Open to all who wish to know more about how a harpsichord works.

Both workshops free, but advance registration requested. Email to: artekgwent@aol.com

Saturday, March 14
Keyboard extravaganza!

Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York City

8 PM: Concert

Bradley Brookshire, Stephen Rapp, Dongsok Shin, and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichords and ARTEK string ensemble perform a program of multi-harpsichord works by Schuster, Muethel, Mattheson, W.F. Bach, Graun, and culminating in Bach’s A minor Concerto for four harpsichords.
With the ARTEK string ensemble: Vita Wallace, Theresa Salomon, Andrea Andros, John Moran, and Motomi Igarashi.

Tickets: $25 all seats ($15 seniors)

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Purchase tickets for both evenings (Art of the Early Keyboard series, March 13 and March 14):

All seats $40 ($20 seniors)
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MAIN EVENTS SERIES

Fall Concert
De Profundis: In the Shadow of Death
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8 pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
552 West End Avenue at 87th Street, New York City

“Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.” - Sir Thomas Browne

Funeral cantatas and motets by German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684), including De Profundis, Dies Irae, Ad Dominum cum Tribularer, In te Domine, Welt Ade, and more.

Tickets: $50 preferred, $40 regular ($30 seniors), $30 rear ($15 seniors). Students, $15 at the door only.
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Holiday Concert
Music for a Prince: The Esterhazy Orchestra

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8 PM,
Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York City

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) served Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy for nearly 30 years, leaving an amazing legacy of symphonies, concertos and operas. “I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.” - Haydn

Symphony #6 in G major, “Le Matin”
Concerto in F for violin and keyboard
Aria & Overture from Armida, “Se pietade”
Symphony #49 in F minor, "La Passione"


Tickets: $50 preferred, $40 regular ($30 seniors), $30 rear ($15 seniors). Students, $15 at the door only.
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