Early Music Performances and Workshops in October

This year’s New York Early Music Celebration, “El Nuevo Mundo,” which runs October 9–18, is bringing a wealth of opportunities to hear and practice Spanish early music! Below is a master list of the lecture-performances being co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music and their related festival concerts. Check back for additional information as it becomes available. Detailed information about all New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC) events can be found on the NYEMC website.2015-NYEMC-logo-sm

October 10, 2015

Early Music New York

Opening keynote concert.

Chamber Orchestra, with Frederick Renz

Guest singers will join the orchestra in a featured tonadilla [theatrical form related to the zarzuela] along with Boccherini’s “Night Music from the Streets of Madrid,” an opera overture and dance suite by the Guadeloupian-born composer, Chevalier de Saint- Georges and works by Spain’s enlightened symphonists.

8 pm

Cathedral Church of St John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave (112th Street)

October 13, 2015

La Fontegara

From Mexico City, La Fontegara presents a lecture and workshop on instrumental works from Spanish American colonies (especially Mexico).

The Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall
10 am – 1 pm

NYEMC Concert:
presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute

6 pm

Mexican Consulate, Galeria Octavio Paz
27 E. 39th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Raymond Erickson 

Professor Erickson, of Queens College, will present a lecture and violin master class, “Rethinking Bach’s Violin Ciaccona.”

The presentation will include a video of the Ciaccona with baroque dance. Violinists wishing to participate in the master class should contact raymond.erickson@qc.cuny.edu before October 10.

Elebash Recital Hall

1 pm – 3 pm

October 14, 2015

Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Temembe will present a performance workshop on the relationship between instruments and performance practices of the 17th century Hispanic fandango and its contemporary counterpart.

The  Graduate Center, room C197
10 am – 1 pm

NYEMC Concert:

7 pm

The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, at 68th St
New York, NY 10065

October 16, 2015

Musica  Temprana

In their US debut, Dutch group Musica Temprana presents this performance and workshop on the research and application of historical performance practices in bailes, cachucas, and tonadas.

The  Graduate Center, Segal Theater
10 am – 1 pm

October 18, 2015

Musica  Temprana

NYEMC Concert:

Corpus Christi Church
529 W. 121st Street
New York, NY 10027