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REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music
Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 3 PM 
“Irregular Pearls”
Telemann, Bach...more
Join us for a very special wine reception after the concert in honor
of Mother's Day
“[REBEL’s] distinctive, very active approach to this music was readily apparent...this flamboyant, interventionist style emboldened all the music on the program with accent and color. Add utterly fearless, risk-everything playing to the mix...and you get astonishingly vital music-making”
     -The Los Angeles Times

Photo: Howard Goodman

 The Program


I r r e g ul a r Pe a r l s

Musical Treasures of the 17th & 18th centuries


Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, violins & directors

John Moran, violoncello

Dongsok Shin, harpsichord  


Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767

Sonate Corellisante II in A major TWV 42: A 5 (1735), 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Largo

  2. Allemande:Presto

  3. Sarabande:Grave

  4. Corrente:Vivace

Giovanni Legrenzi 1626-1690

Sonata La Cornara op.2, 1 in d minor (1655) 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Allegro

  2. Adagio

  3. Allegro

'Domenico Gabrielli 1659-1690

Sonate à Violoncello solo, con il Basso continuo in G (1689)

  1. Grave

  2. Presto

  3. Adagio

  4. Allegro

  5. Largo

  6. Prestissimo

Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713

Sonata op.4,8 in d minor (1694) 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Preludio:Grave

  2. Allemanda:Vivace

  3. Sarabanda:Allegro

Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713

Sonata op.3,6 in G major (1689) 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Vivace

  2. Grave

  3. Allegro

  4. Allegro

Domenico Gallo fl mid 18th century

Sonata II in B flat major (ca1750, attr. to G. B. Pergolesi) 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Presto

  2. Adagio

  3. Presto

Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel 1690-1749

Quadro in e minor 2 violins, violoncello & basso continuo

  1. Andante

  2. Allegro

  3. Adagio

  4. Allegro


Joseph Fux 1660-1741

Partita à 3 in d minor K 326 (1701) 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Sinfonia:Vivace

  2. Adagio

  3. Presto-Adagio

  4. Allemande:Allegro

  5. Sarabande

  6. Gigue

Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767

Sonata in G major TWV 42: G 11 2 violins & basso continuo

  1. Affetuoso

  2. Allegro

  3. Grave

  4. Vivace

Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741

Sonata op.1, 12 in d minor ‘La Follia’ RV 63 (1705) 2 violins & basso continuo

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music


Hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the award-winning, New York-based ensemble, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) is one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments. 
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.
Arguably the most aired American baroque ensemble in the U.S. today, REBEL is regularly featured on the nationally syndicated shows Performance Today and Sunday Baroque, and has appeared several times on MPR’s St. Paul Sunday. REBEL remains the only period instrument ensemble ever to have been awarded an artists’ residency at National Public Radio, has been featured on BBC’s Radio 3 and has recorded over twenty CDs on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Dorian, Sono Luminus, ATMA, Hänssler Classic and Bridge Records.
Highlights of the 2017-’18 season include engagements in San Antonio, TX, Joplin, MO, Tulsa, OK, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus OH and Concord, NH, and collaborations with soprano Yulia Van Doren in November 2017, and baroque dancers Thomas Baird and Paige Whitley-Bauguess in March 2018. 

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