The Early Music Ensemble ‘Rebel’ Performs in Oneonta

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The Oneonta Concert Association presents the early music ensemble ‘Rebel’ on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 in the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta.  Ensemble founders Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer tell about how the ensemble got its unexpectedly successful start and a little about the French composer who supplied their name. “The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today. REBEL has recorded for all the major European national radio networks and is well known in this country for its longterm residency from 1997-2009 at historic Trinity Church in New York City. Come see why the Boston Globe praised REBEL for “performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.”

 

 

Photo credit: Chris Fanning for Rebel

The Early Music Ensemble 'Rebel' Performs in Oneonta

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The Oneonta Concert Association presents the early music ensemble ‘Rebel’ on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 in the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta.  Ensemble founders Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer tell about how the ensemble got its unexpectedly successful start and a little about the French composer who supplied their name. “The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today. REBEL has recorded for all the major European national radio networks and is well known in this country for its longterm residency from 1997-2009 at historic Trinity Church in New York City. Come see why the Boston Globe praised REBEL for “performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.”

 

 

Photo credit: Chris Fanning for Rebel

Stamford Friends of Music present 'A Musical Banquet'

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The Friends of Music of Stamford, NY welcome the Bacheler Consort for a Musical Banquet on Sunday, August 21 at 3pm in the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street in Stamford.  Director Christopher Morrongiello tells about the music on the program and about Daniel Bacheler, the lutenist and composer who thrived during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras.  We also hear about Bacheler’s association with a historical figure whose life came to a famously bad end. “The Bacheler Consort is named after the late-Elizabethan lute virtuoso Daniel Bacheler (1572–1619), a most imaginative composer of mixed consort music whose genius is becoming more widely known today. The Consort varies its ensemble size and instrumental lineup to offer a variety of music shows, from intimate recitals of lute music to fully-staged Jacobean masques and dramatic works. The Consort has been together since 2003 and has acquired a reputation for combining scholarly research with cutting-edge historical performance practice. It is in this alchemy that the Consort aspires to conjure up the more elusive aesthetics of Renaissance music-making.

An Opera is Revived After 400 Years

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A team of musicians under the direction of Cornell University professor Neal Zaslaw has created a performing edition of Agostino Agazzari’s 1606 pastoral opera ‘Eumelio’.  The Cornell Early Music Lab is performing it on March 19 and 20 in the Klarman Hall Auditorium. http://wskg.org/audio/eumelio.mp3

 

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"There and Back Again" presents early and contemporary music for recorder

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Recorder player Jeff Wahl is presenting There and Back Again on Friday, November 20th at 7:00pm in United Presbyterian Church on Chenango St. in downtown Binghamton. Along with tenor Tony Villecco, cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek, and keyboardist John Isenberg, they present early music for recorder, as well as modern works.  Jeff demonstrates his new recorder, which duplicates the range and power of the modern flute. http://wskg.org/audio/jeffwahl.mp3

 

 

 

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The ensemble Early On performs a wide-ranging program

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The Binghamton University Music Department presents the ensemble Early On along with guest musician Larry Zukof for a program originally planned before the death of Peter Browne, one of their founders.  They perform music that spans centuries in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University.  Originally the concert was scheduled for 3pm on November 15, but the time has been changed to 4pm. http://wskg.org/audio/earlyon.mp3

Photo courtesy of Binghamton University Music Department