"Highly original" – The New York Times          "A pleasing symmetry...A dramatic intensity" – The New York Times          "Impeccably curated" – Time Out New York          "Highly original...seductive" – The New York Times          "One of the most consistently innovative and rewarding series in town" – Ariama                "Productions that have rapidly become a favorite destination of New York’s early music crowd"  – MusicWeb International                   "this bold, enterprising series, which hosts first-rate performances of underexposed music in historically resonant settings" –Time Out NY          "Terrific performances in an atmospheric venue, small enough to feel you are part of a salon concert at a private home: what more can you ask of an evening’s entertainment?" – Seen and Heard International          "A pleasingly mathematical elegance in a swift-moving performance, without overstatement or extraneity" – Billevesées           "We've said it before and we'll say it again. Jessica Gould, Founder and Artistic Director of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, has some of the most original programming around town and has expanded our musical taste in exciting new directions."––Voce di Meche
Welcome to our sixth season!

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Highlights of the 2014 – 2015 Season
Thursday, October 9th 7:00pm   Jory Vinikour Performs Rameau 
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st Street between First and York

In celebration of the Rameau year, Grammy®-nominated harpsichordist performs an all-Rameau recital at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.


A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance


“... Vinikour is such a perceptive artist, and is so superlative in technical accomplishment, that Rameau’s harpsichord brainstorms sound disarming and at times even revolutionary."

Gramophone, October 2012

Tuesday, October 28th 6:00pm  From Ghetto to Capella

St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

1160 Amsterdam Avenue at 116th Street

The ghetto walls that separated Christian from Jew in Counter-Reformation Italy were more porous than impenetrable, allowing for a rich musical dialogue and vibrant exchange of ideas throughout the baroque era.  Posing the question of who influenced whom, this concert explores the cross-fertilization of Jewish and Catholic musical cultures in the music of Salomone Rossi, Benedetto Marcello, Francesco Durante, Barbara Strozzi, Claudio Monteverdi, and Georg Friederich Handel.

Jessica Gould, soprano & Noa Frenkel, contralto

Pedro d'Aquino, harpsichord and organ

This program is a co-presentation of Music at St. Paul's Chapel of Columbia University and was originally developed with the generous support of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, November 11th 7:00pm   Hopkinson Smith Performs Bach
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st Street between First and York

In his only New York appearance of the season, Hopkinson Smith performs his own transcriptions of JS, Bach, Suites 1-3, BWV 1007-1009 at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.


A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.

“Hopkinson Smith is without doubt the finest lute player in the world today”
– San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, December 13th 8:00pm Denis Diderot, Rameau's Nephew
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st Street between First and York

Hilarity ensues at a Paris cafe when Diderot pits a hapless buffoon against a stoic philosopher in his stinging satire about the music business and high society of Enlightenment France.

Icons crumble, gossip rumbles, and the musicians hurl their slings, as arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody.

Pull up a chair and enjoy a glass of wine, as the game of buffoons and Querelle des Bouffons unfold to the seductive airs of Lully, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, and the great Rameau.

Tickets for this event will be available shortly.  

All tickets include cafe seating and complimentary vin and pain.
We are pleased to announce that Salon/Sanctuary Concerts has been selected for WQXR's Salute The ARts Initiative, a program that profiles 36 small cultural non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitan area.