32 Seasons of Early Music in the Finger Lakes and Central New York

  • Next Event: NYS Baroque Rising Artists: Berwick Fiddle Consort

    “Ayont Yon Glen”

    The Berwick Fiddle Consort (BFC) is a folk-baroque ensemble made up of musicians who share a passion for both historical performance and fiddle traditions. Violinists Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sarah Douglass, and guest lutenist Sebastian Quintero are excited to be part of NYS Baroque Rising Artist’s upcoming season! Our program will present traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music alongside Scots-inspired works in the classical style. Francesco Geminiani was an Italian musician who built successful careers in London and Edinburgh and who was interested enough in the Scottish folk tradition to write collections of pieces based on Scots songs. His “Airs made into Sonatas for Two Violins and a Bass” add baroque Italian chords and accompaniment lines to Scottish melodies, creating a new hybrid style. Some of our sets will feature this hybrid compositional style, while others will present folk tunes in a more traditional performance idiom.  

    Friday, March 5 at 7:30pm EST, and Sunday, March 7 at 4:00pm EST. Free and online! Click below to be notified of the link on the day of the event.

  • Next event: At the Court of the Sun King
    At the Court of the Sun King

    Meet Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, musical prodigy at court, renowned composer, and musical innovator. Join us for a multi-media presentation by Deborah Fox, Artistic Director of NYS Baroque, about the unusual talent and fame of Jacquet de la Guerre, who lived from 1665 to 1729. We’ll take a look at images of Versailles and life in late 17th century France, hear music from our concerts, and learn about this remarkable woman. 

    Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm ET, and Sunday, December 13 at 4:00pm ET. Free and online! Click below to be notified of the link on the day of the event.

  • Beiliang Zhu Plays Bach

    baroque cello and baroque 5-string cello

    November 20 at 7:30pm and November 22 at 4:00pm EST

    Upstate New York-based, award-winning cellist Beiliang Zhu plays an unusual all-Bach program which includes the d minor violin partita played on 5-string cello and the G Major cello suite.

    This event will be presented online, with chat with the artist.

    The time zone for this concert is Eastern Standard Time. This concert is a collaboration with Pegasus Early Music.

NYS Baroque Spring 2021 Season

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NYS Baroque Rising Artists: Berwick Fiddle Consort: Ayont Yon Glen
Berwick Fiddle Consort, strings & lute
March 5 at 7:30pm and March 7 at 4:00pm EST

Brahms from Oz

Brahms from Oz
Daniel Yeadon, cello & Neal Peres Da Costa, keyboard
March 19 at 7:30pm and March 21 at 4:00pm EDT

From a Hall of Mirrors
Geoffrey Burgess, oboe & Leon Schelhase, harpsichord
April 16 at 7:30pm and April 18 at 4:00pm EDT

Exile and Connection
Liza Malamut, Rebecca Cypess, & Incantare, musicians and musicologists
April 29 at 7:30pm and May 2 at 4:00pm EDT

NYS Baroque Rising Artists: The New Consort: O Stars, Conspiring Against Me
The New Consort, singers
May 27 at 7:30pm and May 30 at 4:00pm EDT