December 21, 2007

Ensemble REBEL back by popular demand to Chapel Court and Countryside Early Music at Harkness


The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music continues the 22nd season of Chapel, Court and Countryside: Early Music at Harkness at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9 in the university's Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road, with a concert by the international ensemble REBEL. The program offers late baroque and rococo music, played on baroque violins and violas, baroque cello, recorder, baroque flute, harpsichord and organ.

Named after the innovative French Baroque composer, Jean-Fery Rebel, the acclaimed ensemble REBEL (pronounced re-BELL) has earned international acclaim. Since its founding in 1991, REBEL has performed at prestigious venues, has created an impressive discography and is frequently heard on radio in the United States and Europe. The New York Times calls their concerts "sophisticated and beguiling." Says the Los Angeles Times: “Add utterly fearless, risk-everything playing to the mix ... and you get astonishingly vital music-making."

REBEL will offer "Beyond the Horizon: Chamber Music of the Late Baroque and Roccoco," a fanciful program of forward-looking 18th-century music in the manneristic, affecting "galant" style through works by Mancini, Gluck, Quantz and C.P.E. Bach.

An informal question and answer session with the audience follows the concerts and offers the opportunity for the audience to better learn more about the artists and their repertoire.

REBEL will engage in a residency program prior to their concert, providing a master class beginning at 2 p.m., Friday, February 8 in Harkness Chapel. Members will coach the Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Institute of Music Baroque Orchestra. This class is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the concert are $27 for the general public; $23 for seniors, Case Western Reserve faculty/staff and members of early music societies; $10 for non-Case/CIM/CSA students; and free for Case/CIM/CSA students. Group discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased through the Case Western Reserve Music Department or at the door. Harkness Chapel is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call 216-368-2402, send e-mail to Chapel, Court and Countryside or visit online.

For more information, contact Susan Griffith, 216-368-1004.

Posted by: Marsha Bragg, December 21, 2007 09:58 AM | News Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Cleveland, Collaborations/Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences, Events, HeadlinesMain, HeadlinesMain

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