Rediscoveries: Concerti & Sonatas by J.S. Bach and his Contemporaries/ Bedford
The internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL, in the season opener of its Bedford-based series, 'Musica Antiqua Nova' will present a unusual and exuberant program of rarely-performed concerti and sonatas for winds and strings by Johann Sebastian Bach and his well-known and lesser-known contemporaries: Telemann, Belitze, Theile, Schwartzkopff, Hasse and Handel in the historic and acoustically-superb Bedford Presbyterian Church. Featured artist in this program is the extraordinary recorder and flute virtuoso, Matthias Maute. Instrumentation for this program will be recorder/ flute; two violins; viola; cello; bass/ violone, theorbo/ lute and harpsichord.
R E B E L Ensemble for Baroque Music
Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, directors
REBEL (pronounced "Re-BEL"), hailed by the New York Times as "Sophisticated and Beguiling" is widely regarded as one of America's premiere ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire. Named after Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel, REBEL was originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991; that same year the ensemble won first prize in the prestigious Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht, which set the course for a distinguishe career which includes touring, recording, radio broadcasts, webcasts and teaching, both nationwide and abroad. Through its long- term residency at Trinity Church Wall Street, REBEL received high praise for its collaborations with Trinity Choir in concert and recording. REBEL made its Carnegie Hall début with soprano Renée Fleming to critical acclaim, and has also collaborated with esteemed vocalists including Rufus Müller, Derek Lee Ragin, Suzie LeBlanc, Peter Kooy and Daniel Taylor. The ensemble has recorded for most major European national radio networks and has been showcased on BBC's Radio 3. Arguably the most aired American Baroque ensemble on radio in the U.S. today, REBEL appears regularly on NPR's Performance Today and MPR's St. Paul Sunday. To date REBEL is the only period instrument ensemble to be awarded an artists' residency at National Public Radio.
REBEL's discography of 20 discs can be heard on Deutsche Harmonia; Dorian; ATMA; Hänssler Classic; Bridge Records, Naxos and Dorian / Sono Luminus.
Recently REBEL was presented at the international Handel Festival Göttingen, followed by a residency at the festival Les Lumières in Helsinki, Finland. A new recording of double concerti by Telemann will be released by Bridge Records in Fall 2013. www.rebelbaroque.com
Bedford Presbyterian Church (View)
Village Green (junction Rt. 22 & Rt. 172)
Bedford, NY 10506
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Wappingers Falls, NY United States
Oct 07, 2013 7:38 PM