German Splendour; Bach´s Birthday Celebration
Enjoy a concert of Bach and his contemporaries in an intimate, candlelit setting. Performing works by Bach, including his effervescent Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, works by Telemann and Handel.
St. Mark Church
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7 pm
33-50 82nd street
Ticket at the door $20/$10 (students/senior)
Shakespeare in Love
A concert integrating English baroque music and poetry.
St. Mark´s Church
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7 pm
33-50 82nd Street
Tickets at door $20/10 (students/senior)
The Queens Consort is a professional early music ensemble in the borough of Queens, New York.
Their mission is to bring quality early music performances to the community of Queens, and beyond. The Queens Consort performs a wide repertoire spanning many countries and time periods, and the group plays on period instruments in baroque style.
The Queens Consort is a non-profit project of Gotham Early Music Scene Inc., a 501(c)3.
Its inaugural concerts were held in October 2015.
An Afternoon of Viola and Guitar Music
Winslow & Margret.
The Reykjavík based chamber group Tríó Fókus, Ingveldur Ýr Jónsdóttir mezzo-soprano, Margrét Hjaltested violist, and Guðríður St. Sigurðardóttir pianist, appear regularly in concerts in Iceland and abroad.
Tríó Fókus´ mission is to explore, enrich and perform the unique repertoire combining mezzo-soprano, viola and piano. Their programming displays the mysterious beauty of middle range voices.
In July 2017, Tríó Fókus toured Iceland, sponsored by The Society of Icelandic Musicians and the Ministry of Culture and Education. In 2021, the trio will be touring the United States.
For more information, please e-mail Margrét.
Icelandic Terezín Project
The Icelandic Terezín Project honors the creative spirit of The Terezin Music Foundation, dedicated to preserving the musical legacy of composers and artists lost in the Holocaust. It has taken on the urgent work of recovering, preserving, and performing the music created by Jewish prisoners in Terezín during WWII.
Icelandic musicians were directly influenced by European immigrants to Iceland escaping Nazi persecution, especially after the arrival of Robert Abraham Ottósson, Heinz Edelstein, and Victor Urbancic.
Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. Wikipedia.
Music helped transcend the tragedies that occurred, and this legacy can be heard today with recordings such as Terezín: The Music 1941–44, and Terezín – Theresienstadt, sung by the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter accompanied by Bengt Forsberg, Christian Gerhaher, and Daniel Hope.