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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play:
Amelia Roosevelt, baroque violin; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba and baroque cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord
Paragraph about the ensemble:
“A graceful, energetic ensemble...” Allan Kozinn, The New York Times Acclaimed by the New York Times for its "vital performances" and “robust” playing, Repast is a collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi presenting vivid renditions of music of the baroque era. Repast enjoys frequent and fruitful collaborations with leading period instrument players and vocalists in order to explore the vast, masterful repertoire of the baroque era. The group’s name, meaning a meal or a feast, is a double-entendre: out of the revival of past music comes a delectable, spiritually nourishing experience. Founded in New York City, the ensemble has performed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Bargemusic, the Early Music Society of the Islands in Victoria, British Columbia, the Washington Early Music Festival, Museum Concerts of Rhode Island, the New York Early Music Celebration, the Lyceum Concert Series, the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, Midtown Concerts, the Staller Center for the Arts, the Times Center as part of the Gotham Early Music Scene, and Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Educational/Outreach add-ons available:
Repast’s musicians are committed educators and the group has presented workshops and lecture-demonstrations at Columbia University, the Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music, and Baruch College. The group's harpsichordist, Avi Stein, teaches harpsichord and coaches baroque repertoire at Yale University. The group's viola da gambist/ baroque 'cellist, John Mark Rozendaal, directs the Viola Da Gamba Dojo of New York, including students aged three years old to adults, and the group's violinist, Amelia Roosevelt, has given master classes at Smith College, Wilfred Laurier University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and SUNY Purchase.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
* La Pantomime * Bach and Before * Music in Rembrandt's World * The Apotheosis of Corelli *
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