"REBEL's presentations always please our audience with their spectacular performances and interesting programming ideas. It would be hard to find a better approach to historical practice and its translation to live music."

Jane Ambrose, executive director
George Bishop Lane Series, Burlington, VT



“At the Clarice Smith Center, we seek artists who will engage with our audiences more deeply. REBEL, which graced our stage for a second visit this fall, brings the perfect balance of skilled musicianship, enthusiasm and love for the works they play. As one of our audience members commented afterward, "we enjoyed them enjoying making music... REBEL really brought it to life."

Ruth Waalkes, programming director
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD



“REBEL's wonderfully performed program was a delight for our audience, filled with nuance and abounding embellishment on period instruments. Bravo for a concert performed by five virtuosi whose sparkling personalities made the concert even more enchanted.”

Bert Harclerode, executive director
Chamber Music Sedona, Sedona, AZ



"Gotham Early Music Scene is a new organization promoting early music in New York City.  When planning our first concert series in the fall of 2007, there was never a doubt that REBEL would be namog our presentations.  We had to juggle dates to accommodate their busy schedule, but it was well worth it.  Their usual high-energy and impeccable performance earned them, and us, a prominent review and photograph in The New York Times.  They are real professionals in every sense, and working with Karen Marmer is a pleasure.”

Gene Murrow, executive director
Gotham Early Music Scene, New York, NY



“REBEL is one of our audience favorites! Any notions that Baroque music is quaint background music is dispelled within the first minutes of their program. The ensemble is as tight and accurate as any top-tier chamber ensemble. Their performance was electrifying and they'll always be welcome on our series!”

Charlotte Dinwiddie, executive director
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Series, Rhinebeck, NY



“REBEL's concert in Joplin was pure joy in sound!  A large audience, some of them new concertgoers, was enthusiastic in their applause and gave highest praise for the ensemble's artistry.  Their school concert the next day delighted the elementary school children with sound and commentary that kept them informed and interested.”

Cynthia H. Schwab, president
Pro Musica, Joplin, MO



"It has been a wonderful professional and personal experience to present and work with REBEL. The ensemble gave an exquisite performance that delighted our audience, they are lovely people, and I look forward to working with them again."

Karen Pellon, executive director
Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Charlottesville, VA



“REBEL opened the 2007–08 concert series for The Friends of Chamber Music in Kansas City with a rousing concert of Baroque masterpieces. Never bland, this energetic band of disciplined musicians provided our audience with a night of colorful music not to be forgotten.”

Cynthia Siebert, president
Friends of Chamber Music, Kansas City, MO



“Waveny Chamber Music Society in New Canaan, CT has put on four concerts a year for some 26 years to an audience of about 150 subscribers. Historically the performing groups have been either string quartets or piano trios. While there was some initial resistance from other Board members who felt that a Baroque group would not be well received, I pushed for booking REBEL , who my wife and I had heard play at Yale University and The Boston Early Music Festival. The REBEL concert was a tremendous success! I say this based on: 1) immediate audience response (applause) after each piece; 2) the "buzz" during intermission about how great the concert was; and 3) the results of a short survey we conduct at the end of most concerts -- REBEL (as a group of musicians, and the music they played) received the most positive ratings of any group we have had!
Needless to say we are having them back soon!”

George F. McEvoy, President,
Waveny Carriage Barn Concerts, New Canaan, CT


“REBEL is one of the most extraordinary and exceptionally gifted early music ensembles in the country.”

Kelly Garrison, executive director
Da Camera Society, Los Angeles, CA



“Renowned for its excellence in style, REBEL continues to surpass my high standards. Our first Great Performances presentation of REBEL was in the Spring of 2005. The audience response was genuine amazement and this was justly deserved. To open our 2007-2008 concert season REBEL was chosen. The audience returned and, in fact, increased in number, particularly in the student category. We scheduled REBEL for an Elementary School (K-5) performance which was very well received because of the great interaction between the musicians and the young audience.

I would like to offer my unconditional support for REBEL. The programming is always compelling, varied, meticulously rehearsed and performed with vibrant authenticity. Every member of the ensemble is approachable, congenial, and very energetic, with each musician personally taking the outreach activities as seriously as, and of equal importance to, the public performance. This demonstrates a true dedication to the abundance of Baroque repertoire, and displays their ownership of the responsibility of building future audiences.

I enthusiastically recommend REBEL without reservation for any concert series performance and any type of outreach activity. The musicians, as individuals, and collectively as an ensemble, are superior and supremely dedicated. This is obvious in their
performances and their personal contact with presenter, staff and audiences of all ages.”

Roxana Tourigny, executive director
URI Great Performances, Kingston, RI



"We had REBEL on our concert series a few years ago, and they were just wonderful. The audience loved them. I still recall one of our emeritus musicologists remarking that they did a marvelous job of presenting the music just as it was intended to be
performed. In addition to a stunning concert, the members of the ensemble were a joy to work with."

Philip Rehard, executive director
Slee Visiting Artist Series at University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY



"REBEL appeared on our series and their performance was magical!  The concert was sold out for months and the audience was enthralled.  They also taught an inspiring master class.  We hope they'll come back soon."
Alice Hardesty, Chair, Artistic Committee
Chamber Music Concerts, Ashland, OR



“It has been our distinct pleasure to host REBEL twice for our Chamber Music Series and both appearances were outstanding performances. It is decidedly a “bonus” to host a group of such personable and congenial performers. They bring a warmth and approachability to both their performance and their interaction with the audience. I highly recommend them to other presenters!”

Lois Jaeger, presenter
Bethany Lutheran College Chamber Music Series, Mankato, MN



“REBEL has given superlative performances, both in their own concerts on our series and in choral and concerto collaborations.”

Stephen Rapp, Artistic Director
Joyful Noise concert series at St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT



“The baroque group REBEL presented a wonderful concert for the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music on March 15, 2008. Every member of REBEL is a virtuoso and their musicianship is on a very high level. The combination of the beautiful music and the excellent playing resulted in a wonderful concert which was enthusiastically received by the audience. We hope to feature  REBEL in the future again in Syracuse.”

Henry Palocz, Music Director,
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, Syracuse, NY



“We love to present REBEL because they're so generous with their time, so excellent at demonstration and teaching, and so consistently superb in performance.
The artists coached our baroque orchestra in musical, as well as technical, matters, encouraging the students to further explore ways to communicate with each other and with the audience.”

Beverly Simmons, executive director
Early Music at Harkness series, Cleveland, OH






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