Chamber Music Society to end season with New York-based ensemble REBEL

Staff writer

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg will close its 2018-2019 season with a performance from New York-based ensemble REBEL.

Named after French baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel, the group was formed in The Netherlands in 1991, according to the Chamber Music Society website. Since then, REBEL has gained a reputation as one of the top 17th and 18th-century repertoire ensembles in North America.

The group has won numerous accolades and has been featured on nationally syndicated shows Performance Today and Sunday Baroque, as well as BBC’s Radio 3 and Minnesota Public Radio’s St. Paul Sunday radio show. Concert attendees can expect to hear REBEL’s unique take on the baroque and classical repertoire

Society President Jim Coomer said the Chamber Music Society’s 37th season featured performances from groups coming to Williamsburg from all over the country, as well as some international acts.

“The groups that come are from all over the world; some are international, some are domestic, but they are all up-and-coming groups,” Coomer said. “The quality of the performances is some of the finest music to be heard in Williamsburg.”

Want to go?

REBEL will perform in the auditorium of the city library at 515 Scotland St. on Tuesday, April 9 beginning at 8 p.m.

Season subscriptions are sold out, but interested readers can reserve a spot on the concert’s waitlist at: bit.ly/2IOQXy7.

If seats are still available, individual tickets will be sold at the Williamsburg library lobby 10 minutes before the concert. Standby tickets cost $20, or $5 for students, and are payable by cash or check only. For more information, visit: chambermusicwilliamsburg.org.

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