Rebel Baroque Ensemble Masterclass

Thursday, February 20 - 7:00 PM

A masterclass with REBEL Baroque Ensemble will be held February 20 at 7:00pm in Old Cabell 113.

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 2018-’19 season include engagements in Georgia, Michigan, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia, an artist residency at Susquehanna University and collaborations with Central City Chorus (New York City), the Susquehanna University Choir with the Schola of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City and The Thirteen in Washington, D.C.

REBEL will have a concert at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall on February 21.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

This concert is supported by the Gertrude Weber Endowment for Music.

Sponsored by the UVA. Arts Council | Enriching the Arts on Grounds

Event Type


UVA Music Department

Date / Time

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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