GatherNYC Presents Twelfth Night Ensemble
GatherNYC continues its Sunday morning concert series at the Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle, presenting Twelfth Night on February 19.
Guests at GatherNYC are served exquisite live classical music by New York’s most celebrated artists, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour and evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service – but the religion is music, and all are welcome.
Based in NYC, Twelfth Night is an ensemble of historical performance specialists led by David Belkovski and Rachell Ellen Wong, formed with the firm belief that art is best explored as a meeting place of the past, present, and future. Inspired by Shakespeare’s play of the same name, the ensemble strives to invoke a spirit of boundless revelry, celebration, and community in their programming. The two co-founders are regarded as key young representatives of early music: Rachell is the only baroque artist to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant and David is the only recipient in the field of early music to receive the Levinson Arts Achievement Award. In the 2022-2023 season, Twelfth Night will be hosted in concert series across the country, including Arizona Early Music, Chatham Baroque, Music Before 1800, and Apex Concert Series in Reno. Twelfth Night’s upcoming video release with renowned French soprano Julie Roset explores secular and sacred 17th-century Italian songs. Further collaborations include recordings with Australian mezzo-soprano Xenia Puskarz Thomas and a full orchestral Mozart project in New York.