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Long Island Early Music Festival

"Nowadays, it is more and more difficult, and expensive, for  people to travel into New York City to hear high-level, engaging performances of early music. My goal is to present such performances here on Long Island. Let Long Islanders enjoy them, draw inspiration from them, without all of the hassles and expense."

 

Dr. Christopher Morrongiello, Artistic Director

Vox Aquarum:

From Depths to Heights

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Sunday, March 26th at 4pm

 

Vox Aquarum is a new vocal quartet based on Long Island, dedicated to performing and recording chamber vocal works both ancient and modern. Joined by lutenist Christopher Morrongiello, this program includes works by Claudio Moteverdi, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Henry Purcell and Vincenzo Galilei, the father of Galileo. 

Tickets: $15 for general seating, $10 for seniors. Students (with ID) and children admitted free.

 

The ALBA Consort:

Melodic Gems of the Ancient & Brave New World

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Sunday, April 30th at 4pm

A part of the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative.

Bringing new life to ancient music, ALBA Consort specializes in Mediterranean and European early music on traditional instruments. They have performed at some of the most prestigious early music series to wide acclaim. 

Tickets: $20 for general seating, $10 for seniors. Students (with ID) and children admitted free.

 

Hofstra Collegium Musicum:

Behind the Arras

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Friday, May 12th at 7:30pm

The Hofstra Collegium Musicum is an organization of students, alumni, and community members dedicated to the performance of repertoire from the heritage of early music. This concert will feature madrigals, lute songs, and instrumental music from Shakespeare's time by John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Anthony Holborne, Thomas Campion, Robert Johnson, John Caprario and Claudio Monteverdi. 

Tickets: $10 for general seating, $5 for seniors. Students (with ID) and children admitted free.

 

Morrongiello & Young:

Sweet Harmony of Words and Music

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Sunday, May 21st at 4pm

This concert features lute songs of love and courtship from the Elizabethan period.

Marcia Young is a soprano and historical harper and has appeared in concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and the Cloisters. She serves as Director of Performance Studies for the Department of Music at Yeshiva University. 

Dr. Christopher Morrongiello is the Artistic Director of the Long Island Early Music Festival. He is a former British Marshall Scholar and Overseas Research Scholar, a versatile musicologist, performer, teacher, director and luthier who specializes in early music. He is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the University of Oxford where he earned a doctorate in musicology. 

The Cathedral is offering free guided tours of the stained glass windows before the concert (at 2:30pm) as part of the New York Conservancy's Sacred Sites Open House program. 

Tickets: $20 for general seating, $10 for seniors. Students (with ID) and children admitted free.