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New York Early Music Celebration 2017

Subtitled “The Low Countries – Flanders and Holland,” the 2017 edition of NYEMC will highlight music of Flemish and Dutch origin
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 “The Low Countries – Flanders and Holland,” the 2017 edition of NYEMC, will highlight music of Flemish and Dutch origin.

EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION (EMF) announces the sixth NEW YORK EARLY MUSIC CELEBRATION [NYEMC], a 10-day city-wide festival featuring New York’s historical performance artists. Subtitled “The Low Countries – Flanders and Holland,” the 2017 edition of NYEMC will highlight music of Flemish and Dutch origin. The Celebration will run from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 22.

NYEMC has arranged for select foreign guest artists and ensembles to join the festivities, including flutist BARTHOLD KUIJKEN and carillonneur GEERT D'HOLLANDER from Belgium; and the vocal ensemble CAPPELLA PRATENSIS and chamber ensemble CAMERATA TRAJECTINA from the Netherlands.

New York-based ensembles and instrumentalists will include EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK, THE SEBASTIANS, HOUSE OF TIME and BROOKLYN BAROQUE; organists DANIEL HYDE (Director of Music at St. Thomas Church), and GWENDOLYN TOTH; and carillonneur JULIE ZHU. Vocal ensembles will include POMERIUM, RENAISSANCE CHORUS NEW YORK, and the RENAISSANCE STREET SINGERS. In addition, AMHERST EARLY MUSIC will host its annual ”CityRecorder!” weekend workshop during the festival, as well as other educational components.

The 6th NYEMC is a service project of the EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION. This project is made possible in part with support from Flanders House New York, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York and the Netherland-America Foundation.
Presenting partners for “The Low Countries – Flanders and Holland” include Music Before 1800, the Morgan Library & Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Riverside Church, Saint Thomas Church, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.