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

  • 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

  • Brahms from Oz
    Brahms from Oz

    Luscious Romantic works for cello and piano; Daniel Yeadon, cello and Neal Peres Da Costa, piano. The Sydney-based duo will draw on their extensive research to explore the intriguing performance practices of the nineteenth century – expressive portamenti, heavenly rubati and rippling arpeggiandi. Immerse yourself in the uniquely combined sounds of a beautiful antique cello by William Forster 11 and a replica of a 19thcentury Streicher piano.

  • 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!

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