Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Amelia Roosevelt, Repast Baroque Ensemble


Gene Murrow
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.
(212) 866 – 0468

Repast Baroque Ensemble

Dreams of the Sun King
Music of the French Baroque

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Time: 8 pm
Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave at 25th Street
(entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Ave)

Transportation: Subway - #6 to 23rd Street
Bus – M101/102 Lexington & Third Avenues
M23 Crosstown
Tickets: $25 General
$12 Students & Seniors

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Names of Artists:

Amelia Roosevelt, baroque violin
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
Avi Stein, harpsichord
With guest Debra Nagy, baroque oboe


Repast begins with Lully's bed-time music for King Louis XIV and journeys through 18th Century France, including works by Couperin, Marais, and Rameau.

About the Artists:

Debra Nagy, baroque oboe and director, performs frequently with baroque ensembles and orchestras in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Cleveland, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. In addition, Debra performs on shawms and recorders with Ciaramella, a group devoted to fifteenth-century music, and has been a guest with Piffaro, the Newberry Consort, and Blue Heron. She received her doctorate in Early Music at Case Western Reserve University in 2007, where she currently directs the Collegium Musicum. A graduate of Oberlin, Debra was the first-prize winner in the 2002 American Bach Soloists Young Artist Competition, and spent 2002-2003 researching Renaissance double reed instruments in Brussels and Amsterdam as the recipient of a Belgian American Educational Foundation Grant. Debra can be heard on the Capstone, Bright Angel, Naxos, Hänssler Classics, and ATMA labels and has had live performances featured on CBC Radio Canada, Klara (Belgium), WQXR (New York City), WCLV (Cleveland), WKSU (Kent), and WGBH Boston.

Described as "A graceful, energetic ensemble . . ." and acclaimed for its "vital performances" and "robust" playing by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times,Repast is a collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi presenting vivid renditions of music 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.

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