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

  • 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.

  • Thorn of the Honey Locust: Geoffrey Burgess, author and oboist

    In a LIVE online presentation, NYS Baroque oboist, musicologist, and now author Geoffrey Burgess discusses his new novel, Thorn of the Honey Locust, and reads us selections from this work in progress. The novel is based on the life of Bach’s favorite oboe player, Johann Caspar Gleditsch, a prominent Leipzig musician for whom Bach wrote his most difficult and beautiful passages for oboe. We’ll hear about life in 18th century Germany, the beginnings of the coffee craze, what it was like to meet the great Bach, and even learn about horticulture to understand the title of the book! Musical examples and images will complement this engaging conversation with NYSB Director Deborah Fox.

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

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

NYS Baroque Fall 2020 Season

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Paul O'Dette

Dowland’s Grand Tour
Paul O’Dette, lute
Sept 25 at 7:30pm and Sept 27 at 4:00pm EDT

Thorn of Honey Locust

Thorn of the Honey Locust: A Conversation and Reading 
Geoffrey Burgess, oboist, musicologist, novelist
Oct 16 at 7:30pm and Oct 18 at 4:00pm EDT

Beiliang Zhu

Beiliang Zhu Plays Bach
Beiliang Zhu, baroque cello
Nov 20 at 7:30pm and Nov 22 at 4:00pm EST

At the Court of the Sun King

At the Court of the Sun King
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, composer and musician
Dec 11 at 7:30pm and Dec 13 at 4:00pm EST