Aural and edible perfection
A short history of pure pleasure in music: 1974: Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”; 1832: Schubert meets his “Pretty Miller Girl”; 1707: a 22-year-old Handel hits one of music’s all-time hot streaks in Italy, where everything he penned was sublime perfection. This Valentine’s week at the Museum of Sex, NYBI presents his effusive, passionate cantata, Il delirio amoroso, a mini opera that takes us into the dreams of the love-stricken Chloris. Attendees will also indulge in delectable creations prepared by some of the city’s most esteemed chefs.
The event will also include a silent auction to benefit NYBI.
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:00pm
Museum of Sex 233 5th Ave. NYC
$95 per person includes performance, champagne, wine, small plates and museum admission. Partial proceeds to support NYBI’s concert productions.
The Proserpina Project
This March, NYBI will film Goethe’s Proserpina (1777) with music by Karl con Seckendorff in collaboration with Bucknell University Press. On Oct. 14, 2016, we will give the first performance since its Weimar debut in 1778 at the Weis Center.
Shaken, Not Stirred: The Early Symphony
NYBI presents, for your amusement and bemusement, a special collection of Italian musical trinkets! Set in relief against an earlier (but still Italian-influenced) composition by Muffat, NYBI’s grab-bag of miniature sinfonias is a special delivery from the first half of the 18th century, a time in which such curios curiously co-existed with concerti grossi. Expect the sinfonia party to be most vigorously “shaken” by the musical machinations of the eminent Martini and Sammartini. Come one, come all, to hear these sparkling precursors to the symphony!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri: Introducione
Georg Muffat: Sonata No. 5 from Armonico Tributo
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings, RV 156
Giovanni Battista Martini: Ballo da Turco
Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sinfonia JC 41
Antonio Brioschi: Sinfonia Op. II/54
NYBI at 12th Night Festival
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Daugherty: Fire and Blood
Haydn: Symphony No. 59 “Fire”
Bach: Cantata “O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe”, BWV 34
Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts, Trinity Wall Street
NYBI and Amor Artis present the splendor of late-seventeenth-century Salzburg.
Heinrich Biber: Vesperae longiores ac breves
Biber: Mystery Sonata
Georg Muffat: Sonata from Armonico Tributo
Violin solo, Chloe Fedor
Die Alte Schule
Monica Huggett directs New York Baroque Incorporated for a soulful program of cantatas by Telemann, J.C. and J.S. Bach,as well as Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 that makes the subject of death ever so beautiful.
Telemann: Cantata Du Aber Daniel, gehe hin
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Johann Christoph Bach: Ach, dass ich Wassers g’nug hätte
JS Bach: Actus Tragicus BWV 106
Bach to the Future We Go!
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at 3:00PM
NYBI debuts with The Washington Chorus in this dramatic biblical oratorio by Handel that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from the land of the Pharoahs.
Sunday, May 17 at 5:00PM
National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
Julian Wachner, Music Director
The Washington Chorus
Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona
Composer: Francesco Cavalli
Librettist: Giulio Strozzi
Director: Stefano Vizioli
Conductor: Aaron Carpene
Veremonda: Vivica Genaux
Zelemina: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
Photo by Christian Steiner
NYBI joins force with Spoleto USA and brings the modern-day premiere of Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona to Charleston this summer! On the Rock of Gibraltar, the Spanish King and Queen’s siege of the Moorish fort is tangled with passionate love and comical mistaken identities. The enthralling mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux makes her Festival debut in the fiery title role, and Italian soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli will sing the role of Zelemina, the Queen of Gibraltar.
Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC
NYBI at the Metropolitan Museum
For the first gallery concert of the new year at the Met, NYBI will give a rare performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet on period instruments! A brief tour of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments immediately follows the concert.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM Free with museum admission
Music written by Jewish composers, including the famous, the little known, and the anonymous! Pieces range from folk tunes of the klezmer repertoire played by a lone fiddler, originating from the Ghetto, to magisterial instrumental compositions by Salamone Rossi, the only Jewish composer held in high esteem by the Christian Duke of Mantua. Program concludes with Mendelssohn’s Octet, which will be given a rare period-instrument performance.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM
At Door Price: $35/50 Bring children 6 and under for free!
Il Grosso Pastorale
New York Baroque Incorporated at 12th Night
NYBI brings its 3rd installment of the multi-season exploration of the concerto grosso, Il Grosso Pastorale on Trinity Church’s Twelfth Night Festival to celebrate the tradition of pastorale in Christmas music-making in 18th-century Italy.
Tuesday, December 30 at 6:00 PM
Telemann: Overture in F Major, TWV 55:F7 “A la pastorelle ”
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major “Il riposo-per il Natale”, RV 270
Torelli: Concerto in G minor “Concerto a 4 in forma di Pastorale per il santissimo Natale”
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in B minor, H. 661
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor “Fatto per la notte di Natale”
A Concert Celebrating Music Herself
NYBI teams up with Amor Artis and offers a program of two odes by Handel and Purcell to St. Cecilia under the leadership of Ryan James Brandau. Program also includes motets by Byrd, choral dances of Britten, and a fantasia and sonata by Purcell.
Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM
Henry Purcell: Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day 1683)
William Byrd: Ne Irascaris, Domine; Civitas Sancti Tui
Henry Purcell: Fantazia in C minor
William Byrd: Vigilate
William Byrd: Laudibus in Sanctis
Henry Purcell: Sonata in Four
William Byrd: Miserere Mei Deus
Benjamin Britten: Time, from Gloriana Dances
Benjamin Britten: Concord, from Gloriana Dances
G. F. Handel: Ode to St. Cecilia
World-renowned organist, harpsichordist, conductor John Scott directs NYBI in a program celebrating the masters of English and German Baroque music. Program features Purcell’s Suite from Abdelazar, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Purcell: Suite from Abdelazar
Telemann: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Cello TWV 53:A2
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 2 in F major
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
NYBI with John Scott Soloists
Continuing our survey of the vast literature of the concerto grosso, NYBI turns to a collection of firsts to start our third season. Beginning at the genre’s roots with Stradella, Il Grosso Nuovo features innovative Baroque music, and concludes with Huang Ruo’s brand new Distant Mountain for period instruments.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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|Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:30 PM bring children 6 and under for free!
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church >> 552 West End Avenue
Sunday, September 14th 2014 at 3:30 PM
Colgate Memorial Chapel 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY Free Admission
Stradella Sonata di viole
Telemann Viola Concerto, TWV 51:G9
Vivaldi Concerto for Viola d’amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
Telemann Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52:a1
Huang RuoDistant MountainBuy Sept. 12 Tickets
$50/$35 purchased at door
Il Grosso Nuovo Soloists
Viola da gamba
Il Grosso Primo
NYBI’s Housewarming Concert and Benefit Party
Come party with us as NYBI inaugurates its residency at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, and wraps up its second season! This kick-off event brings you Il Grosso Primo, the first installment of a multi-season exploration of the archetypal form of Baroque orchestral music, the concerto grosso.
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Concert at 7:00 P.M. Reception at 8:30 P.M.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch 552 West End Avenue, NYC
Telemann Overture-Suite in D major from Tafelmusik
Vivaldi Concerto in b minor for 4 violins and cello
Locatelli Concerto grosso op. 7, no. 6
Corelli Concerto grosso op. 6, no. 1 in D major
Il Barocco Italiano
Gentlemen of NYBI play toccatas, chiaconas and sonatas of Italia
Presented by May in Montclair
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Free Admission
Central Presbyterian Church 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ
Daniel S. Lee violino
Ezra Seltzer violoncello
Jeffery Grossman cimbalo
Stradella Sinfonia in D
Fontana Sonata sesta
Frescobaldi Toccata settima
Corelli Sonata a violino e violone e cimbalo, op. 5 No.2
Geminiani Cello Sonata in F major, op. 5 No.5
Scarlatti Variations on La follia
Bertali Ciaconna per violino solo
Music of the Jewish Diaspora: Ghetto to Court
Presented by Music Before 1800
From the ghetto of Prague to the courts of Venice and Mantua, Jewish composers left a rich but rarely-heard legacy of Baroque music. New York Baroque Incorporated will give sound to these muted voices. Program includes repertoire of the 17th century Prague ghetto orchestra, as well as works of Salomone Rossi, Benedetto Marcello, and Felix Mendelssohn.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
The Kosciuszko Foundation 15 East 65th Street, NYC
Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die: Thematic Music of the Italian Baroque
Experience imaginative reveries as NYBI presents some of the most evocative music from the early 18th Century. Dramatic overtures, concerti grossi, and a full-blown battle piece will immerse you in images of passion, duplicity, warfare, and valiant death.
Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
Antonio Vivaldi Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, RV 725
Francesco Geminiani Concerto grosso in E minor, after Arcangelo Corelli’s op. 5, no. 8
Vivaldi Sinfonia from Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Concerto a 5 in E Minor
Pietro Antonio Locatelli Concerto grosso in C minor, op. 1 no. 11
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor “al Santo Sepolcro,” RV 169
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Battalia
The Virtuosi of Cöthen
presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street, New York, NY
Berlin’s loss was music’s gain. In 1713, the king of Prussia fired many of his finest musicians, unwittingly sending them into the employ of the court at Cöthen. Upon J.S. Bach’s arrival a few years later, he had a pool of virtuoso instrumentalists at his disposal unlike anything he had worked with before. A rich flowering of instrumental music followed. Monica Huggett will lead New York Baroque Incorporated in orchestral music from Bach’s Cöthen years, when some of the most beloved works of the baroque were produced.
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1067
Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV 1060
Violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Triple violin concerto in D major, BWV 1064
March 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
This spring, NYBI will explore the styles of jazz, rock, and folk in the music of the 17th and 18th century. The program features Groove Theory, a concerto written for eminent baroque violinist Monica Huggett by jazz violinist Hollis Taylor in 2000. The composition features a fusion of jazz, rock, blues, and folk styles, all written idiomatically for Baroque strings and percussion, recontextualizing both the sonorities of the Baroque and the 20th century. NYBI will also explore the styles of jazz, rock, and folk in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
George Frideric Handel (spurious) – Suite in D major for trumpet, strings, and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann – Ouverture-Suite “Burlesque de Quixotte”
Antonio Vivaldi – Violin Concerto “Il Favorito,” RV 277
Georg Muffat – Sonata No. 2 from Armonico tributo (1682)
Hollis Taylor – Groove Theory (2001)
The Big Bang
December 9th, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
NYBI tells a creation story in the music of:
Jean-Fery Rebel Les Elemens (1737–8)
Georg Philipp Telemann Wassermusik, Ouverture “Hamburger Ebb und Fluht,” TWV 55:C3 (1723)
George Frideric Handel Overture from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11 (1715)
Carlo Farina Capriccio Stravagante (1627)
Jean-Philippe Rameau Entrée d’Abaris (from Les Boréades, 1763)
The Red Priest at the Red Fish
August 19, 2012 at 7:30 P.M
Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) (Daniel Lee, violin)
Overture in E minor Tafelmusik
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in F Major, RV 433 “Tempesta di Mare” (Priscilla Smith, recorder)
La Folia (trans. for concerto grosso)