Arts and Culture / Magazine Feature

‘Timeless’ music of Rebel plays at Newman

Rebel, a New York-based baroque ensemble, will play in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 17, as part of the Newman Center Presents series. The ensemble has earned an impressive international reputation.

“The music and sound of Rebel is timeless. They have a unique, highly expressive approach to baroque and classical music,” says Natalie Ryan, director of marketing for the Newman Center.

Rebel will present a selection of works demonstrating the close cultural connections between Spain and its colonial viceroyalties in Latin America and Italy. The group will perform pieces by Durón, Falconieri, Castellanos, Nebra, Orejón y Aparicio, de Salazar and Vivaldi.

The New York Times describes Rebel as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The ensemble was praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making.”

The core foundation of the group’s music includes two violins, recorder/traverso, cello/viola da gamba and harpsichord/organ expanded with additional strings, winds, theorbo and vocalists.

Rebel, through its long-term residency from 1997–2009 at historic Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City, has achieved high acclaim for its collaborations with Trinity Choir on works ranging from the cantatas of Bach to large-scale works by Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Purcell, Mozart and Haydn.

Rebel’s performance will be held in DU’s June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. A free “Behind the Curtain” lecture will be held with Rebel members at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28–$48 and include free parking. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and the Newman Center and Ritchie Center box offices. Contact the Newman Center at 303–871–7720 for more information.


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