The Sebastians (www.sebastians.org) are a dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical eras. Lauded as "everywhere sharp-edged and engaging" (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their "well-thought-out articulation and phrasing" (Early Music Review) and "elegant string playing... immaculate in tuning and balance" (Early Music Today). Winners of the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competitions, the Sebastians were also finalists in the 2011 York International Early Music Competition and the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition. In 2013-2014, the Sebastians continue for the second season as ensemble-in-residence at All Angels' Church in New York City and will spend a semester as artists-in-residence at Connecticut College. In addition, their season contains a tour to Columbus, OH, collaborations with TENET (www.tenetnyc.com), and performances with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and Parkville Classicals, among others. In August 2013, the Sebastians collaborated with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to present a fully-staged production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.