With the Connecticut Chamber Choir

With Louise Fauteux, soprano, Sarah Kraus, mezzo-soprano, David Vanderwal, tenor, and Edward Pleasant, baritone. Tickets available online.

January 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm
St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, CT (map)
2016–17 NYC Concert Series

We open our season with a performance of five of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. While these works are widely regarded as some of the most famous orchestral compositions of the baroque period, their diverse instrumentation makes programming more than one concerto in a concert a rare occurrence.

Our trumpet soloist John Thiessen was described by The New York Times as “the gold standard of Baroque trumpet playing in this country.” We’re thrilled to have John join our ensemble of exquisite soloists, which includes Priscilla Herreid, Meg Owens, David Ross, and others.

September 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, NYC (map)

This festive program will center on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, paired with a newly commissioned companion work by Tawnie Olson. Olson’s unique approach to birdsong will shed new light on the changing of the seasons, and pairing Vivaldi’s concerti with this world premiere will make for one thrilling evening. The new work by Olson will be a reflection, a mirror, and a response to Vivaldi that will help to further enliven and enrich the concert experience for modern listeners.

The concert will be bookended with music by J. S. Bach, underlining the direct influence these two composers had on each other, despite never meeting.

December 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

The Sebastians and TENET are teaming up to present J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an exceptional orchestra and cast of singers. This spectacular production is truly the highlight of our season, and a MUST-SEE for all New York music-lovers. Jeffrey Grossman will lead the two ensembles from the chamber organ with tenor Aaron Sheehan as the Evangelist.

March 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
March 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, NYC (map)

The crown jewel of our season: this unique concert experience promises to present Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin as you’ve never heard them before. Bach’s six contrapuntal masterpieces will be presented as an installation for you to explore. Come enter “the mind of the master” with the virtuosic violinists of the Sebastians.

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April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm
St. John the Divine (map)

Following a season of grand orchestras and spectacular ensembles, we return for our season finale to chamber music, and the intimacy of the quartet—baroque violin, flute, cello, and harpsichord. This sparkling program features music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, Handel and Telemann, including selections from Bach’s famous Musical Offering.

Featuring, Daniel S. Lee, violin, David Ross, traverso, Ezra Seltzer, cello, and Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord. Subscribe

May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)
Music & More

The Sebastians trace the musical evolution of the Italian style as it migrated over the mountains to the Austro-German regions. Take a musical journey with baroque violin, cello, harpsichord, and the stunning soprano Awet Andemicael. Vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro Stradella, Handel, Buxtehude, Biber, and other baroque masters. Wine and cheese reception in the Meeting House Art Gallery. Click for tickets and more information.

September 24, 2016 at 4:30pm
New Marlborough Village Meeting House, MA (map)
Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

Avaloch Farm Music Institute provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles at any stage of development, to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, work with composers on commissions, and forge or reconnect to a group musical identity. The violinists of the Sebastians will be working on projects for the rest of the season, including our innovating program of Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

October 17–22, 2016
16 Hardy Lane, Boscawen, NH
Music in the Somerset Hills

Stephen Sands, the Artistic Director of Music in the Somerset Hills, conducts the Somerset Hills Community Chorus, singing alongside professional soloists, in a performance of Mozart’s last – and uncompleted – work. The Sebastians return to New Jersey to continue their collaboration with Music in the Somerset Hills. The beautiful and special sound of classical-era instruments replicates what Mozart would have heard, if he had lived to finish and perform the piece. The massed ensemble will perform Robert D. Levin’s modern completion of the Requiem. Tickets and more information available online.

March 12, 2017 at 5:00pm
Pingry School Hauser Auditorium, Basking Ridge, NJ (map)

As a tercentenary tribute to Mr. Handel and his Water Music, Music in the Somerset Hills is proud to present an outdoor, on the water performance of this work at the Lake Club in Far Hills on Saturday, June 24 at 8:30 PM. On a platform built out into the lake (no royal barge being available), Stephen Sands will conduct the well-known early music ensemble, the Sebastians, in performances of the Water Music and a contemporary work almost as famous, the Spring and Summer movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The rain date is Sunday, June 25. If it is raining again on Sunday, the concert will move indoors to The Pingry School in Basking Ridge. Tickets and more info.

June 24, 2017
The Lake Club, Far Hills, NJ (map)
at Emerald City Music

Join us in Seattle for a concert with renowned harpist Bridget Kibbey. The New York Times declares, “It seems as though Kibbey’s instrument had been waiting for all its life to explore with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” Bridget curates a special evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, reinvented for the harp. BUY TICKETS

March 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
415 Westlake, Seattle (map)
March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
St. Michael’s Westside Church, Olympia (map)
at Emanuel Lutheran Church

The Sebastians return to beautiful Emanuel Lutheran Church for a sparkling program for baroque violin, flute, cello, and harpsichord, including Bach’s trio sonata from the Musical Offering and works by Bach’s contemporaries, Handel and Telemann.

May 14, 2017 at 4pm
Manchester, CT (map)
Chelsea Music Festival

The Chelsea Music Festival celebrates great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts.

June 10–18, 2016
New York City
With the Connecticut Chamber Choir

With Louise Fauteux, soprano, Sarah Kraus, mezzo-soprano, David Vanderwal, tenor, and Edward Pleasant, baritone. Tickets available online.

January 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm
St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, CT (map)
Music & More

The Sebastians trace the musical evolution of the Italian style as it migrated over the mountains to the Austro-German regions. Take a musical journey with baroque violin, cello, harpsichord, and the stunning soprano Awet Andemicael. Vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro Stradella, Handel, Buxtehude, Biber, and other baroque masters. Wine and cheese reception in the Meeting House Art Gallery. Click for tickets and more information.

September 24, 2016 at 4:30pm
New Marlborough Village Meeting House, MA (map)
Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

Avaloch Farm Music Institute provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles at any stage of development, to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, work with composers on commissions, and forge or reconnect to a group musical identity. The violinists of the Sebastians will be working on projects for the rest of the season, including our innovating program of Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

October 17–22, 2016
16 Hardy Lane, Boscawen, NH
Music in the Somerset Hills

Stephen Sands, the Artistic Director of Music in the Somerset Hills, conducts the Somerset Hills Community Chorus, singing alongside professional soloists, in a performance of Mozart’s last – and uncompleted – work. The Sebastians return to New Jersey to continue their collaboration with Music in the Somerset Hills. The beautiful and special sound of classical-era instruments replicates what Mozart would have heard, if he had lived to finish and perform the piece. The massed ensemble will perform Robert D. Levin’s modern completion of the Requiem. Tickets and more information available online.

March 12, 2017 at 5:00pm
Pingry School Hauser Auditorium, Basking Ridge, NJ (map)

As a tercentenary tribute to Mr. Handel and his Water Music, Music in the Somerset Hills is proud to present an outdoor, on the water performance of this work at the Lake Club in Far Hills on Saturday, June 24 at 8:30 PM. On a platform built out into the lake (no royal barge being available), Stephen Sands will conduct the well-known early music ensemble, the Sebastians, in performances of the Water Music and a contemporary work almost as famous, the Spring and Summer movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The rain date is Sunday, June 25. If it is raining again on Sunday, the concert will move indoors to The Pingry School in Basking Ridge. Tickets and more info.

June 24, 2017
The Lake Club, Far Hills, NJ (map)
at Emerald City Music

Join us in Seattle for a concert with renowned harpist Bridget Kibbey. The New York Times declares, “It seems as though Kibbey’s instrument had been waiting for all its life to explore with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” Bridget curates a special evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, reinvented for the harp. BUY TICKETS

March 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
415 Westlake, Seattle (map)
March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
St. Michael’s Westside Church, Olympia (map)
at Emanuel Lutheran Church

The Sebastians return to beautiful Emanuel Lutheran Church for a sparkling program for baroque violin, flute, cello, and harpsichord, including Bach’s trio sonata from the Musical Offering and works by Bach’s contemporaries, Handel and Telemann.

May 14, 2017 at 4pm
Manchester, CT (map)
Chelsea Music Festival

The Chelsea Music Festival celebrates great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts.

June 10–18, 2016
New York City
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