The Sebastians, The Lenten Violin - Sonatas by Corelli, Bach, and Biber

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7:30 pm


Tickets:          $15 general admission; $10 students & seniors

Tickets available at the door, online at or call 212-866-0468.



Arcangelo Corelli

Sonata in A, Op. 5, No. 9
Sonata in G minor, Op. 3, No. 11

J. S. Bach

Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
H. I. F. Biber

The Crowning with the Thorns from The Rosary Sonatas
The Crucifixion from The Rosary Sonatas
Partita I in D minor from Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa: diversi mode accordata (1696)



Daniel Lee, violin

Alexander Woods, violin

Ezra Seltzer, cello

Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord


About the ensemble:

Praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today), the Sebastians specialize in music of the Baroque and Classical eras and newly commissioned works for period instruments. They recently won the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. They were also finalists in the 2011 York International Early Music Competition and the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition. For the tricentennial of the publication of Antonio Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico, the Sebastians commissioned composer Robert Honstein to write a companion suite, which they premiered alongside Vivaldi’s work in December 2011. The suite will receive its New York premiere on November 20, 2013 at Columbia University’s Italian Academy. This past season they presented a series of thematic concerts as artists-in-residence at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, CT. They were recently named the residence ensemble at All Angels’ Church in New York City. They have participated in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop with L’Arpeggiata and performed at Music Matters at LaGrua Center in Stonington, CT, Friends of Music at Pequot Library in Southport, CT, Juilliard in Aiken in Aiken, SC., and in the Twelfth Night Festival and Concerts@One at Trinity Wall Street in New York City.