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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play:
Joan Plana baroque violin; Ezra Seltzer baroque cello; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
Paragraph about the ensemble:
Taking their name from the Italian concitare, meaning 'to incite or provoke,' CONCITATO electrifies listeners with insightful interpretations of rarely performed repertoire. At the same time, they redefine the way audiences hear the more well-known works of the Baroque canon, by tastefully combining the latest discoveries in musicological research with cutting edge training from some of the most respected Early Musicians in the world. This group of dynamic young period instrumentalists, includes violinist Joan Plana, cellist Ezra Seltzer and harpsichordist Jeffrey Grossman as its members. While this core configuration performs a vast majority of instrumental music from the Baroque era, CONCITATO's flexibility allows for the inclusion of additional musical collaborators for larger ensemble or vocal works. After their stunning Chicago debut in November of 2008 and the completion of a series of concerts in Montreal, CONCITATO was named a Finalist in the 2009 York Early Music Festival International Young Artists Competition, where they performed in July 2009.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
"Stylus Phantasticus, The Fantastical Style of 17th century Italy" "Promenade aux Champs-Elysees" "IN & OUT, From Palaces to the Streets" "BarZOOque, a Baroque Carnival of the Animals"
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: