(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Early music ensemble The Sebastians will perform vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro Stradella, Handel, Buxtehude, Biber, and other baroque masters in “Over the Alps,” a program tracing the musical evolution of the Italian style as it migrated over the mountains to the Austro-German regions, as part of the Music & More Series at the Historic Meeting House on Saturday, September 24, at 4:30pm.
The ensemble will feature Baroque violin, cello, harpsichord, and the stunning soprano Awet Andemicael.
The Sebastians are a young, dynamic musical ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (the New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).
This season, the ensemble presents a year-long celebration of their namesake, J. S. Bach, in New York City, featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a newly-commissioned companion work by Tawnie Olson; Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin as an installation piece; a program exploring the Musical Offering; and a spectacular production of Bach’s St. Passion in collaboration with TENET.
Music & More is a unique multi-arts series presented in New Marlborough’s Meeting House on the Village Green. It was founded in 1991 by Harold Lewin, who passionately dedicated his uncompromising standards and deep knowledge of music to attract acclaimed performers. In its 25th season, the series continues its vital contribution to the lively musical community of the Berkshires, offering outstanding chamber music and literary events with today’s finest musicians and writers.
Call 413-229-2785 for reservations.