DARK HORSE CONSORT

DARK HORSE CONSORT

 

Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the 16th and 17th century repertoire for period brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Dark Horse often expands to include vocalists and strings, recreating the rapturous kaleidoscope that was the sound of the early 17th century instrumental ensemble.
 

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Greg Ingles
Alexandra Opsahl
Mack Ramsey
Erik Schmalz
Kiri Tollaksen

THE SEBASTIANS

THE SEBASTIANS

 

The Sebastians (www.sebastians.org) are a dynamic and vital 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). I Care If You Listen praised the ensemble’s “beautifully-nuanced playing and thoughtful expressivity” in their début album, calling the recording a “technical and timbral tour-de-force.” This season, in addition to performances in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Seattle, the Sebastians present 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.

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Nathaniel Chase
Immanuel Davis
Nicholas DiEugenio
Chloe Fedor
Jeffrey Grossman
Nate Helgeson
Priscilla Herreid
Shirley Hunt
Daniel Lee
Francis Liu
Kyle Miller
Meg Owens
David Ross
Edson Scheid
Ezra Seltzer
Jessica Troy
Beth Wenstrom