Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Taylor Johnston Early Music Series

ensemble photo: REBEL early music of the Baroque era
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.

Please note the programming change:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, two of the artists are unable to perform at this event, violinists Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer. A unique program titled “A Musical Dialogue” featuring Baroque music for cello and harpsichord has been arranged in its place. Works will be performed by REBEL ensemble members John Moran, violoncello, and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord. 

 Download and view the full program (PDF)

REBEL, one of North America’s top-tier period instrument ensembles, focuses on the irregular or misshapen aspects of music of the Baroque era.Musicans include John Moran, violoncello, and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord. [See video preview of REBEL below]

In remembrance of Dr. Taylor Johnston, the College of Music would like to recognize his vision, passion and support for underwriting the Early Music Series.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students and those under age 18.

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340,


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.  

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