Starting tomorrow is the Early Music Festival NYC, with multiple free concerts a day in venues across the city between Friday the 13th and Thursday the 19th.
The schedule and programs are listed on their site for your planning pleasure (though really, how wrong could you go?), and the Festival gets off to a big start tomorrow with cellist Paul Dwyer performing all six of J.S. Bach‘s Cello Suites in five venues across all five of New York’s boroughs!
There are also quite a few vocal concerts in the line up, including…
- Three concerts of Vespers by Monteverdi, Bach, and others, two ticketed and one free
- A concert of Tudor and Stuart music with viol quartet Parthenia and countertenor Ryland Angel
- A concert of Trecento music with mezzo and countertenor Judith Malafronte and Drew Minter
- The Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina performed by New York Polyphony
- A concert of vocal music written for Lent by Antioch Chamber Ensemble
- And, not strictly vocal but still very relevant for this blog, an opening night concert of harpsichord transcriptions from the operas and ballets of Rameau in honor of his 250th anniversary!
No shortage of offerings as you can see! And that’s not counting many other purely instrumental concerts! So hope you enjoy!
PS: Sorry for my long absence from the blog! I sorta let it go as I was on the job hunt but realized it might be a good thing to keep going when it was brought up during one of my interviews! The comic / opera theme seemed to amuse people, haha…