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

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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

Vivica Genaux
Vivica Genaux, Veremonda
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.

Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 30 at 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 5 at 8:00pm
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Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC

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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

The Robert Lehman Wing Court >> 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC


Music of the Jewish Diaspora: Ghetto to Court

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

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church >> 552 West End Ave.

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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

 St. Paul’s Chapel >>  209 Broadway, NYC

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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”

Orpheus Britannicus

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

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church >> 552 West End Ave.

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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

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church >> 552 West End Ave.

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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

John Scott
John Scott
Owen Dalby
Owen Dalby
Emi Ferguson
Emi Ferguson
Ezra Seltzer
Ezra Seltzer

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

(le) poisson rouge >>  158 Bleecker Street

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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
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Il Grosso Nuovo Soloists

Huang Ruo

Priscilla Herreid

John Lenti

Laura Rubinstein-
Viola d’amore

Kyle Miller

Wen Yang
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

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Warning: You may regret not coming to the party and supporting NYBI's new season.

Stop-byer – $25Concert Ticket
Stop-byer – $35 (at door)Concert Ticket
Party Animal – $125 ($50 tax deductible)
Concert & Reception (drinks, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction)
Roomie – $250 ($125 tax deductible)
Concert & Reception & NYBI Goodie Bag
Guarantor – $500 ($275 tax deductible)
Concert & Reception & 1-year Subscription
Landlord – $1,000 ($625 tax deductible)
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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
Colombi  Chiacona
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

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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.

(le) poisson rouge  158 Bleecker Street, NYC    Buy Tickets

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

The National Arts Club  15 Gramercy Park South, NYC   RSVP

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

Miami Beach Community Church  1620 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach    Buy Tickets

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


Press Release: Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die


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


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2012-13 season
Groove Theory: A Folk Journey with Monica Huggett

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

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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.

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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)

Presented by Gallim Dance and The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

520 Clinton Ave. Brooklyn, NY


The Red Priest at the Red Fish

August 19, 2012 at 7:30 P.M

(Le) Poisson Rouge

Press Release: The Red Priest at the Red Fish

New York Times Featurette

Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) (Daniel Lee, violin)

Antonio Vivaldi

Overture in E minor Tafelmusik

Georg Philipp Telemann 

Concerto in F Major, RV 433 “Tempesta di Mare” (Priscilla Smith, recorder)

Antonio Vivaldi

La Folia (trans. for concerto grosso)

Antonio Vivaldi