FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
47th ANNIVERSARY SEASON – 2021-2022
EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK ~ ~ FREDERICK RENZ, Director
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist • Central Park West at 68th Street, NYC
~ Baroque Brio with the Bach Family ~
Early Music New York (EM/NY) will continue its “Great Names” 47th anniversary season with “Bach Cousins: Luminous Dynasty,” a program of baroque works by several outstanding predecessors and contemporaries of the family’s most famous scion, Johann Sebastian, who also will be represented. The performance will take place Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Manhattan’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.
“Johann Sebastian Bach occupies such an exalted place in the music pantheon that it is possible to forget he wasn’t just a sui generis phenomenon,” states Frederick Renz, Director of EM/NY. “J.S. built upon the foundations of four generations of Bachs, many fine musicians and composers. He acknowledged their legacy, meticulously copying their works and performing them with his own Collegium Musicum in Leipzig. Early Music New York’s audience will hear music admired by J.S. Bach himself.”
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th Street, NYC
Program to include
Heinrich Bach (1615 – 1692)
Sonata in F major (before 1662)
Johann Michael Bach (1648 – 1694)
Sonata in G minor
Johann Christoph Bach (1642/3 – 1703)
*Lamento – Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte
Johann Ludwig Bach (1677 – 1731)
Ouverture in G major (1715)
Johann Bernhard Bach (1676 – 1749)
Ouverture No. 3 in E minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
*Cantata No. 54, Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (1714)
Sinfonias from the Cantatas
(program subject to change)
Early Music New York ~ Frederick Renz, Director
*Daniel Moody, Countertenor
~ TICKETS ~
$40.00 reserved seats
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)
Tickets available by phone (212-280-0330), on-line (www.EarlyMusicNY.org)
and at the door, half an hour prior to performance.
Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.
About the Artists
FREDERICK RENZ – DIRECTOR
Frederick Renz, Founder/Director of the Early Music Foundation, is internationally acclaimed for his work as a conductor, producer, director, performer and scholar, presenting music and music drama from the eleventh through the eighteenth centuries. He has received commissions from the Spoleto Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, individual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the State University of New York, Fredonia. Detailed bio available on request
DANIEL MOODY – COUNTERTENOR
Countertenor Daniel Moody dazzles audiences in opera in addition to his work in both early and contemporary music. Mr. Moody has appeared in Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo (title roles), Arsamene in Xerxes, Didymus in Theodora, Lichas in Hercules, Nerone in L’incoronatione di Poppea, and in major roles in contemporary operas by Hannah Lash, George Benjamin and Jorge Sosa. Recent and upcoming collaborations include The Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and Mark Morris Dance Group.
EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK / EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION
Celebrating its forty-seventh season, Early Music New York reaps international acclaim for vibrant and provocative performances of historically informed repertoire from the medieval through the classical eras.
Early Music Foundation (EMF), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1974, is Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Under the leadership of Frederick Renz, EMF’s mission is to foster public understanding and appreciation of music and music drama from the eleventh through the eighteenth centuries. EMF presents the historical performance ensemble and orchestra EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK – FREDERICK RENZ, DIRECTOR; operates the recording label Ex cathedra Records; and administers a service to the field project, “New York Early Music Central” (NYEMC), sponsoring/managing city-wide festivals serving the NYC historically-informed artist community.
ABOUT THE VENUE
The First Church of Christ, Scientist is located in the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood, within the landmark Central Park West Historic District. Designed by Frederick R. Comstock, the copper-domed Beaux-Arts-style edifice dates from the turn of the 20th century, when it was built and originally dedicated as the Second Church of Christ, Scientist. About its square-proportioned auditorium, NYC-Arts says, “With raked seating, First Church of Christ, Scientist’s ambient and acoustical clarity is an ideal venue for chamber and orchestra performance.”
For additional information, photos/graphic images and interview requests, contact:
Daniel Guss, Public Relations:
pr@EarlyMusicNY.org, phone 212-749-6600