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April 19, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Close Encounters With Music presents:
The Sebastians Baroque Ensemble

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Close Encounters With Music and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Present The Sebastians Baroque Ensemble—from the Historic Mahaiwe Stage to Your Screen.



Fresh, unpredictable and uninhibited—these are some hallmarks of the Baroque.  For its next virtual presentation, Close Encounters With Music presents the acclaimed ensemble The Sebastians, lauded for their ability to connect with audiences through dynamic and vital performances of music of the baroque and classical eras. Known for their “energetic…youthful, vigorous performance style…” they have been called New York’s “leading young early-music ensemble” (The New York Times). The colorful, exuberant program will feature Telemann’s “Paris” Quartet, the glorious Fifth Brandenburg Concerto of Johann Sebastian Bach, and works by Vivaldi, CPE Bach, Handel and Porpora, with star roles for harpsichord and baroque flute (traverso). 

The Sebastian musicians--Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord; Daniel Lee and Nicholas DiEugenio, violins; Jessica Troy, viola; Nathaniel Chase, violone; and David Ross, traverso—are joined on Saturday, April 3, 7:30 PM, by CEWM artistic director Yehuda Hanani for a performance of Vivaldi’s Sonata No. 5, with its extravagant Venetian flair. 

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