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The Sebastians perform at the Collection of Musical Instruments Oct. 25

Acclaimed early-music ensemble performs Orfeo del Violino, featuring solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his contemporaries
October 14, 2015

sebastians-webThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents The Sebastians in a concert on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 pm.

The performance, called Orfeo del Violino, will feature solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his predecessors.

“As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing,” explain The Sebastians about this program. “Corelli‚Äôs infectious harmonic and structural language took Europe by storm, but it was his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella, who set the stage.”

Praised as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging,” The Sebastians are in their fourth season as ensemble-in-residence at All Angels’ Church in New York City. The group’s core quartet is comprised of violinists Daniel S. Lee and Nicholas DiEugenio, cellist Ezra Seltzer, and keyboardist Jeffrey Grossman. All except Grossman are alumni of the Yale School of Music. Founding members Lee and DiEugenio are the ensemble’s artistic directors.

The concert will take place at the Collection of Musical Instruments, located at 15 Hillhouse Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale staff, $10 for students. The concert will also stream live on the Collection’s website.

William Purvis is the Director of the Collection of Musical Instruments.

To purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or contact the he Collection at 203 432-0822.
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