Bach & Goldberg: Beyond the Variations
Friday, October 5, 8 PM
Saturday, October 6, 8 PM
Pre-Concert Lecture starts at 7:15pm
Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), REBEL was formed in The Netherlands in 1991; that same year the ensemble took first prize in the Van Wassenaer International Competition in Utrecht and gave their critically-acclaimed American début in New York City in 1992. Since then the ensemble has garnered an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences with their unique style and their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the baroque and classical repertoire. The core formation of two violins, recorder/traverso, cello/ viola da gamba and harpsichord/ organ/ fortepiano expands with additional strings, winds, brass, theorbo and vocalists, as needed.
“a state of the art early music ensemble” – The Boston Globe
“a vigorous interchange of ideas taking place in a tightly-synchronized ensemble” – San Francisco Classical Voice