2013–2014 Season

Concert Series at All Angels’ Church

Trio sonatas, concertos, and suites by Bach and his contemporaries

The Sebastians presented a program featuring J.S. Bach’s famed Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and William Boyce, and concertos by G.F. Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.

September 7, 2013 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

Featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto

December 7, 2013 at 4pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

The new music of the 17th century from Italy

March 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

Commemorating the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death

Commemorating the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death, the Sebastians perform a music from Rameau’s operas, and by his contemporaries Louis-Antoine Dornel, Couperin, Corelli, and Telemann.

May 17, 2014 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)
In collaboration with
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble

Teaming up once again with the emerging artists of dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the Sebastians are performing Purcell’s magnificent score in six performances featuring a new libretto by Christopher Caines based on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Christopher Caines, stage director and choreographer
Jeffrey Grossman, music director

August 8, 9, 16, and 23 at 8pm
August 10 at 2pm
August 18 at 7:30pm
The East Thirteenth Street Theatre, NYC (map)
At Collinsville Congregational Church
March 23, 2014 at 4pm
7 South St., Collinsville, CT (map)
on Parkville Classicals
April 5, 2014
Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT (map)
Early Music Festival: NYC

In a concert featuring chamber and orchestral works for oboe, strings, and harpsichord, the Sebastians celebrate the 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birth by juxtaposing his music with that of his father Johann Sebastian and brothers Johann Christian and Wilhelm Friedemann.

June 16, 2014 at 7:30pm
Saint Peter’s Church (map)
In collaboration with TENET
November 22, 2013 at 7pm
St. Luke in the Fields, NYC (map)
November 23, 2013 at 4pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)

A Holy Week performance as part of the TENEbrae Concert Series

March 22, 2014 at 7pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch (map)
Connecticut Early Music Festival

Jason McStoots, stage director
Jeffrey Grossman, music director

June 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
June 8, 2014 at 5pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)
Early Music in Columbus

Music of Castello, Merula, Fontana, Corelli, and Vivaldi’s Folia.

February 28, 2014
Columbus, OH
Dayton Artist-in-Residence Program

This season the members of the Sebastians will be performing for and teaching the young artists of Connecticut College.

September 10, 2013 at 5:30pm
with Eric Rice, musicologist
October 8, 2013 at 5:30pm
with Karl Dennis, luthier
October 15, 2013 at 5:30pm
with Linda Skernick, harpsichord
November 1, 2013 at 4pm
with Yiheng Yang, fortepiano
November 5, 2013 at 5:30pm
with Meg Owens, baroque oboe
November 23, 2013 at 11am
with Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
November 1, 2013 at 7:30pm
November 21, 2013 at 7pm
with Connecticut College Orchestra
at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

Featuring works by Bach, Biber, Corelli, Fontana, Froberger, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi. The program will explore the emergence of the instrumental styles of 17th-century Italy and the adaptation of the Italian styles in 18th-century Austro-Germany.

April 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, NYC (map)
at Emanuel Lutheran Church

Commemmorating the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death, the Sebastians perform a music from Rameau’s operas, and by his contemporaries Louis-Antoine Dornel, Couperin, Mondonville, and others.

May 10, 2014 at 7pm
Manchester, CT (map)
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
December 2, 2013 at 6:30pm and 8pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, NYC (map)
Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute
August 25–September 12, 2013
16 Hardy Lane, Boscawen, NH
The Vivaldi Project

Performing concerti from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico alongside the newly-commissioned companion pieces by Robert Honstein, Night Scenes from the Ospedale

November 13, 2013 at 7pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University (map)
November 14, 2013 at 7:30pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)
November 17, 2013 at 4pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Nyack, NY (map)
November 14–16, 2013
In collaboration with
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble

Teaming up with the emerging artists of dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the Sebastians will be providing music for this production of Monteverdi’s passionate, intriguing opera.

August 15, 17, 20, 21, and 23 at 8pm
August 25 at 3pm
The East Thirteenth Street Theatre, NYC (map)
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero

Jessica Gould, soprano
José Lemos, countertenor
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Deborah Fox, theorbo
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Guest Actors, featuring Ethan Gregory Peck

Greek myth and Roman history refracted through the prism of the baroque, The Heirs of Tantalus weaves material from the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary of the Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel into a depraved brew of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance.

November 19, 2013 at 8pm
November 21, 2013 at 8pm
The Broad Street Ballroom (map)

Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment

Featuring:
Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson
Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway
Judith Hawking as the Narrator

Jessica Gould, soprano
Tony Boutté, tenor
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader

Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the correspondence between Jefferson and Cosway brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, as the romance between two polymaths, the Statesman-Architect and the Musician-Painter, renders a vivid picture of musical life in 18th century France and America.

December 8, 2013 at 6pm
The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern (map)
In collaboration with
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble

Teaming up once again with the emerging artists of dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the Sebastians are performing Purcell’s magnificent score in six performances featuring a new libretto by Christopher Caines based on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Christopher Caines, stage director and choreographer
Jeffrey Grossman, music director

August 8, 9, 16, and 23 at 8pm
August 10 at 2pm
August 18 at 7:30pm
The East Thirteenth Street Theatre, NYC (map)
At Collinsville Congregational Church
March 23, 2014 at 4pm
7 South St., Collinsville, CT (map)
on Parkville Classicals
April 5, 2014
Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT (map)
In collaboration with TENET
November 22, 2013 at 7pm
St. Luke in the Fields, NYC (map)
November 23, 2013 at 4pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)

A Holy Week performance as part of the TENEbrae Concert Series

March 22, 2014 at 7pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch (map)
Connecticut Early Music Festival

Jason McStoots, stage director
Jeffrey Grossman, music director

June 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
June 8, 2014 at 5pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)
Early Music in Columbus

Music of Castello, Merula, Fontana, Corelli, and Vivaldi’s Folia.

February 28, 2014
Columbus, OH
at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

Featuring works by Bach, Biber, Corelli, Fontana, Froberger, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi. The program will explore the emergence of the instrumental styles of 17th-century Italy and the adaptation of the Italian styles in 18th-century Austro-Germany.

April 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, NYC (map)
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
December 2, 2013 at 6:30pm and 8pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, NYC (map)
Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute
August 25–September 12, 2013
16 Hardy Lane, Boscawen, NH
The Vivaldi Project

Performing concerti from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico alongside the newly-commissioned companion pieces by Robert Honstein, Night Scenes from the Ospedale

November 13, 2013 at 7pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University (map)
November 14, 2013 at 7:30pm
Evans Hall at Connecticut College (map)
November 17, 2013 at 4pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Nyack, NY (map)
November 14–16, 2013
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero

Jessica Gould, soprano
José Lemos, countertenor
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Deborah Fox, theorbo
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Guest Actors, featuring Ethan Gregory Peck

Greek myth and Roman history refracted through the prism of the baroque, The Heirs of Tantalus weaves material from the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary of the Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel into a depraved brew of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance.

November 19, 2013 at 8pm
November 21, 2013 at 8pm
The Broad Street Ballroom (map)

Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment

Featuring:
Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson
Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway
Judith Hawking as the Narrator

Jessica Gould, soprano
Tony Boutté, tenor
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader

Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the correspondence between Jefferson and Cosway brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, as the romance between two polymaths, the Statesman-Architect and the Musician-Painter, renders a vivid picture of musical life in 18th century France and America.

December 8, 2013 at 6pm
The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern (map)
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