Irregular Pearls: Musical Treasures of the 17th & 18th Centuries
$25 General / $22 Members & Seniors / $5 Students
Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), REBEL was formed in the Netherlands in 1991 and has since earned an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences with their expressive style and their virtuosic, provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire.
REBEL has performed to critical acclaim across Europe and North America, with appearances at Holland Festival Oude Muziek, Tage Alter Musik Berlin, Library of Congress, University of Chicago Presents, and the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals.
Their program highlights musical treasures from the Baroque period, with works by Telemann, Corelli, Leclair, Boyce, Rossi, Fux, Goldberg, and Vivaldi.
Note: Performance videos feature a larger ensemble than what will perform on the series.
“[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” — Los Angeles Times
“Sophisticated and Beguiling.” — The New York Times
“Vital....dashing...with performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.” — The Boston Globe
“...[with REBEL] instrumental expertise and a spiritual understanding of music are happily bonded.” — Rems Zeitung (Germany)