MUSE - early music chamber ensemble, the Hudson Valley's only ensemble specializing in Colonial and Federal Period American instrumental and vocal music and live period dance, is seeking funding for two special performances of it's program: BE GLAD THEN AMERICA. Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00 pm, both at Newburgh's prestigious Lobby of the Ritz Theater at the corner of Broadway and Liberty.
These two performances will take place during Newburgh's first gala arts, history and cultural celebration entitled "Newburgh Illuminated" the weekend of June 21st through June 23rd, 2013.
We are and award-winning ensemble that has been praised for our colorful, nuanced performances and featured in the New York Times, Times Herald Record, D&H CANVAS and the Mid-Hudson Times.
These performances are made possible in part from generous
MUSE is a partner in the Newburgh Illuminated Festival
MUSE "“ early music chamber ensemble was founded by Jonathan Dobin in 1982 for the purpose of performing music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Early American Periods (through early 19th century) with vocal solos and ensembles, instrumental music and live period dance performances. It concertized extensively throughout NYC and the tri-state area for nearly 10 years, garnering grants for pioneering reconstructions of early American music and dance - with Patricia Rader and Alan Tjaarda Jones. The group halted performances in 1992 after Jonathan Dobin recovered from a near-fatal accident. After moving to Newburgh his "new hometown," in 2006, Jonathan was encouraged to start MUSE again. In June 2010 he assembled an ensemble of some of the Hudson Valley's finest singers, instrumentalists and dancers for MUSE's first concert in nearly 17 years - "Be Glad Then America", followed by "O Lovely Peace" in 2011, both
Plans for other upcoming performances include John Blow's opera "Venus and Adonis," Heinrich SchÃ¼tz's "Christmas Story" as well as "The Nest of Love" (music of love from the Renaissance, Baroque and Colonial Periods) "Acis and Galatea", "The Characters of the Dance", "Magnificent Mr. Handel" and other wonderful programs.
As is the case for all arts organizations, MUSE depends on the generous support of individuals like yourself to continue its unique programming. MUSE is a registered corporation with the State of New York. Please contact Jonathan Dobin at
(845) [phone redacted] or write
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