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Past Concerts

Men, Maids, and Mischief

A musical sketch comedy show based on the surprisingly dirty songs, catches, and tales from Restoration England's pubs and houses of ill-repute. A reprise of our well-recieved program from September.

June 12, 2014
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

325 Park Avenue (at East 51st), New York, NY

Brooke Bryant, soprano
Amanda Keil, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Tamagna, counter-tenor
Peter Becker, baritone
Grant Herreid, tenor and lute

 

The Christmas Oratorio

A staged performance of Heinrich Schütz's Weihnachthistorie, the Christmas Story, to sold out audiences! We joined forces with the renowned Parthenia Viol Consort and the talented period instrument players of the Weckmann Project to create a spectacular vision of Schütz's Christmas Oratorio. If you missed this event, make sure to follow us on Facebook so you don't miss future performances!

We also raised almost $7,000 for the event through our very successful Schütz Bucket Challenge; thank you for your support!

December 6 & 7, 2014
Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
125-131 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights

The Arianna Project

A reprise of Musica Nuova's take on the oldest tale of a woman scorned: Ariadne (Arianna in Italian) abandoned by her lover Theseus as she sleeps. Solo cantatas by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, and Haydn offer three visions of this timeless monodrama.
View photos from the 2011 production on Flickr
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January 14, 2013
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC

Maeve Höglund, Amanda Keil, Marcy Richardson, singers
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano and harpsichord
Abigail Karr and Vita Wallace, violins
Motomi Iragashi, viola da gamba

Men, Maids, and Mischief: THE RETURN!

Musica Nuova heads back to the bar for a musical sketch comedy show based on the surprisingly dirty songs, catches, and tales from Restoration England's pubs and houses of ill-repute. A reprise of our well-recieved program from September.

June 17, 2013
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

June 19, 2013
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC

Brooke Bryant, soprano
Amanda Keil, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Tamagna, counter-tenor
Peter Becker, baritone
Grant Herreid, tenor and lute

It's Complicated...

A tale of love, loss, and desire, as told in modern music from the 17th Century. Music by Monteverdi, Strozzi, Frescobaldi and more spin a timeless tale. The original version of this program launched Musica Nuova. This new production is presented at the lively Mainstage of performance lab Dixon Place.

August 8, 2013
Dixon Place, 161A Christie St, NYC

Marcy Richardson, soprano
Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord
Walker Lewis, director

Between Heaven and Earth

Folksy German tunes contrast the expository Italian style, yet earthy love songs mirror the ecstatic yearning of sacred music.  Highlighting the timeless themes of love and loss, passion and regret, Between Heaven and Earth leads modern audiences through the human experience.  Works include selections from Giovanni Cima’s Concerti Ecclesiastici and Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale, and Thomas Selle’s rarely-heard Deliciarum Juvenilium.

March 20, 2012
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th St, NYC

Amanda Keil, mezzo-soprano
James Kennerley, tenor
Kris Kwapis, cornetto
Kelly Savage, harpsichord
Elizabeth Weinfeld, viola da gamba
Dorothy Olsson, Dance and Choreography

Il Ballo delle Ingrate, Monteverdi

An original production from the Amherst Early Music festival, Il Ballo delle Ingrate (The Dance of the Ungrateful Ladies) recounts Cupid's revenge on women who no longer heed their lovers' desires. The message is turned on its head with the addition of other Monteverdi songs and original verse that create new characters and a quirky play within a play.

June 3, 2012
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC

Grant Herreid, Music Director
Dorothy Olsson, Choreography
Lawrence Rosenwald, Narrator and English Verse Dialogue
Walker Lewis, stage director

It's Complicated...

Italian Baroque songs tell a timeless tale of love's pains and pleasures. Music by Monteverdi, Strozzi, Frescobaldi, and Rossi. Information (click on British flag icon for English translation):
http://www.smf.lv/programme.php?id=19

July 13, 2012
Riga Small Guild Hall, International Early Music Festival, Rīga, Latvia

Amanda Keil, mezzo soprano
Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord

 

BlackBerry Jam:
Turbulent Love Songs of 17th Century Italy

In this office romance gone awry, two people struggle with the timeless emotions of love: infatuation, courtship, disappointment, anger, sadness, dialogue and.... come find out if this romance can be saved! Works by d’India, Caccini, Ghizzolo, Ferarri and more.
With guest artist Thann Scoggin, baritone

February 5, 2011
Cambridge Friends Meetinghouse, 5 Longfellow Park

April 9, 2011
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA

It’s Complicated…

A reprise of Musica Nuova’s popular program of love and longing as told through 17th Century Italian Baroque songs. Historic composers and a timeless message!

May 11, 2011
ARTEK Midtown Concert Series
Immanuel Lutheran Church, East 88th St., New York, NY

Sibling Rivalry: Baroque on the Beach

Through airs de cours and the dramatic French cantatas of the late 17th and early 18th Centuries, two sisters bicker about the pains and pleasures of love. Who will win? Works by Monteclair, Bernier, and Clerambault will help us decide. With guest artist Kimberly Sizer, soprano

May 7, 2011
Cambridge Friends Meetinghouse, 5 Longfellow Park

The Lute in Love

Lute solos, songs, and duets from Germany, Italy, and England.

November 17, 2011
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC

Consumer Confidence

A journey through the conflicted feelings of the holiday season, featuring works by Monteverdi, Strozzi, Merula, and Mazzocchi.

November 20, 2011
Hancock Congregational Church,
47 Main Street, Hancock, NH

The Arianna Project

Three Baroque monodramas on the legend of Ariadne
by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, and Haydn.

December 1, 2011

R. B. Schlather, Director
Marcy Richardson, Silvie Jensen, and Amanda Keil, singers

 

 

 


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