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The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music invites you to its 20th annual conference, April 19-22, 2012 in New York, NY!

The meeting is hosted by the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge; Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator).. The Museum's collection of musical instruments includes approximately five thousand examples from six continents and the Pacific Islands, dating from about 300 BCE to the present. Selected for their technical and social importance as well as for their tonal and visual beauty, the instruments may be understood in a number of ways: as art objects, as ethnographic records, and as documents of the history of music and performance.


Take advantage of early registration discounts by returning your registration form and payment by March 25. Please note: Museum rules do not permit us to collect payment at the conference. Forms must be received (not postmarked) by APRIL 13.

Click here to download the conference registration form. (pdf)

Hotel information is available through the menu link above.

Area Restaurants

The hotel website has a “dining” tab that lists nearby restaurants. Click Here for some other suggestions, culled from Zagat and elsewhere.

“Manhattan" by Barbara Hanning (from the SSCM Newsletter)


Suggestions for Thursday Night Music (April 19) in New York

Viol consort (link to website):

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ARTEK (link to website):

Orchestra Concert (link to website):


Chamber Music (link to website):

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Orchestra Concert (link to website):


Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center (link to website):


Sets at 7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. in the Allen Room, Time-Warner Center, Columbus Circle

or check the following jazz clubs for their schedules, not yet available as of January:

Blue Note (131 West 3rd Street)


Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club in the Time-Warner Center, Columbus Circle

Jazz Standard (116 East 27th Street)

Village Vanguard (178 Seventh Avenue South at West 11th Street)


A NOTE ABOUT THEATER: The TKTS booth in Times Square sells day-of-show tickets for Broadway and other theater events at discounts of 25% to 50%. To see what’s playing, visit www.entertainment-link.com.

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