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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play:
Dana Maiben, violin and viola; Andrew Fouts, violin and viola; Martha Perry, violin and viola, Jason Fisher, viola; Russell Wilson, viola; Margaret Cushing, cello; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
Paragraph about the ensemble:
Quince is a new string band devoted to the delightful and varied 16th- and 17th-century string music, particularly five-part ensemble music with multiple violas. Formed in 2007, Quince brings together the talents of some of this country’s finest players, who have distinguished themselves as members of Chatham Baroque, Concerto Incognito, A Far Cry, Foundling, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, and Washington Bach Consort. Quince’s repertory ranges from Renaissance dance tunes and consort music through Italianate sonatas and concerted music with voices, to music for the French Baroque theater - from the Lachrimae of Dowland, and the stylus phantasticus of Biber and Rosenmüller, to the wit of Charpentier’s collaboration with Molière. Performing with and without continuo, as an instrumental ensemble and in concert with voices, Quince offers a variety of programs for 5 to 12 musicians.
Educational/Outreach add-ons available:
Masterclasses; school, children's, and family concerts. Radio interviews and pre-concert talks.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
*The Phantastic Mr. Biber *Angles and Saxons at the North Sea Shore *The Garden of Eloquence: A program of 5-part English music constructed on the principles of rhetoric. With Judy Tarling, violin and viola *Fit for Two Kings, An extravaganza of music, scenes, and images for strings and voices from the courts of Louis XIII & XIV
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: