Music Director, Gwendolyn Toth, Ph.D.

Gwendolyn TothGwen is one of only a few American conductors of historical performance ensembles and orchestras. In addition to her duties with the singers and musicians at Immanuel, she is also the director and founder of New York City’s virtuoso period instrument ensemble, ARTEK.

Ms. Toth has also conducted at Sadler’s Wells Theater in London with the Mark Morris Dance Group; the Skylight Theater in Milwaukee; Kaye Playhouse, Merkin Hall, and BAM in New York City, and for the German Radio Broadcasting system.

She is recognized as an outstanding performer on early keyboard instruments, performing in early music festivals in Boston, Utrecht, Holland; and the Czech Republic and on radio networks in Holland, Germany, France, and America’s National Public Radio.

Her discography includes a CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the lautenwerk, and a CD of organ works by Heinrich Scheidemann on the meantone organ in Zeerijp, Holland.

In contemporary music, Ms. Toth has worked and recorded with eminent composer/performers such as John Cage, Rhys Chatham, Petr Kotik, Dave Soldier, Louis Andriessen, and Elliot Sharp at BAM Next Wave Festival, The Kitchen, Bang on a Can Festival, Cage Nachttage in Koln, and others.

And you are invited to visit her blog at this link: http://www.artekearlymusic.blogspot.com/

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