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

  • NYS Baroque Young Artists: The New Consort

    The New Consort, Brian Mummert, director

    Why is it that women in art are so often the ones punished for love? O Stars, Conspiring Against Me is a meditation on women in myth, and how those stories continue to shape the portrayal of women in art to this day. The program is built around the North American digital premiere of The Turn, a piece by UK-based composer Ben Rowarth designed to be interspersed with, and thus recontextualize, Claudio Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, and is framed by works by some of Monteverdi’s female contemporaries asking, well, the same kinds of questions we are.

    THURSDAY, May 27 at 7:30pm & Sunday, May 30 at 4:00pm EDT

    Francesca Caccini, “Che t’ho fatt’io”
    Barbara Strozzi, “L’usignolo”
    Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento d’Arianna
    Ben Rowarth, The Turn

    The New Consort is:
    Madeline Apple Healey
    Julie Bosworth
    Elisa Sutherland
    Nathan Hodgson
    Brian Mummert
    Jonathan Woody
    with guest Dani Zanuttini-Frank, theorbo

  • Exile and Connection

    Stories of Jewish Musicians and their Contemporaries in Early Modern Europe
    Liza Malamut and Rebecca Cypess, musicologists & musicians
    Incantare, violins, sackbut, & organ

    THURSDAY, April 29 at 7:30pm ET and Sunday, May 2 at 4:00pm ET

    Following the expulsion of the Jewish population from the Iberian peninsula in the fifteenth century, Jewish musicians resettled in various regions throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our story takes as its starting point the rich musical cultures fostered by Jews in early modern Italy and their points of contact with non-Jewish traditions. From there, we touch on the influences of Italian, German, and English music and Jewish culture, highlighting Jewish musicians, the non-Jewish composers they influenced, and composers who inspired innovations in Jewish composition. 

  • From A Hall Of Mirrors
    Music from Versailles, featuring Geoffrey Burgess, oboe & Leon Schelhase, harpsichord. Composers at the French court provided music not only for grand ceremony and opera but also private entertainment. Our program features music of a diversity of styles, with duets for oboe and harpsichord as well as harpsichord solos: from the character sketches of François Couperin’s pièces de clavecin, Boismortier’s playful gallantries, the compelling allure of Forqueray’s musical gestures, to the bravura of Jean-Féry Rebel’s virtuosic writing.

    This event will be presented online, with an interview and live chat, and is co-presented with Pegasus Early Music.
    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT and Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:00 EDT

NYS Baroque Spring 2021 Season

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NYS Baroque Young 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
Thursday, April 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 2 at 4:00pm EDT

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