Guest Artists in Residence: REBEL

Venues: Music Building, and Fairchild Theatre

Early Music Ensemble REBEL
REBEL ensemble specializes in 17th- and 18th-century Baroque music.

Named for the Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) has performed at prestigious festivals and venues across Europe and presented in thirty-eight states in the U.S. The ensemble will be in residence at the MSU College of Music, and in concert on February 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairchild Theatre


Hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the award-winning, New York-based ensemble, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) is one of North America's top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments. 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 International Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht, succeeded by their sensational début on the world stage at the Holland Festival Oude Muziek and 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 baroque and classical repertoire.

Learn more about REBEL at their website.  

Bach suites master class for unaccompanied cello

Monday, February 24, 6:00 p.m. Room 135, Music Building (for cellists and basses)
Free and open to the public

Harpsichord workshop for pianists

Monday, February 24, 6:00 p.m. Room 206, Music Building
Free and open to the public​

Basics of Baroque performance practice

Tuesday, February 25, 10:20 a.m. Fairchild Theater, MSU Auditorium
Free and open to the public

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