Sarasa

  • Type of music played: Baroque, Early Classical
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 5-6
  • Fee range of programs: $3,000-$4,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
MA
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Mixed ensemble of 3-8 musicians that varies for each project. In our ten years Sarasa has had over 60 participant musicians. Some of the core musicians include Maggie Cole, harpsichord and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin.
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
The Sarasa Ensemble performs music from the early Baroque through the Romantic eras. It has received critical acclaim for its “informed and impassioned music-making” and is hailed for its “great clarity” and “irresistible energy”. Drawing on a pool of more than sixty world-class musicians from the United States, Europe, and Canada, the ensemble varies in size according to the particular program of each of its concerts. The ensemble produces the Sarasa Chamber Music Series in Cambridge and Concord, Massachusetts. It has toured throughout New England and to Cuba, Ireland, and India. For the last 10 years Sarasa has been bringing high-quality music to those who ordinarily have little access to it. For the last several years Sarasa has been working almost exclusively with teenagers in the greater Boston area. Every concert season the group plays more than twelve outreach concerts and facilitates four residency programs in teenage correctional centers.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Timothy Merton
Booking Contact Address: 
14 High St.
Booking Contact City: 
Cambridge
Booking Contact State/Province: 
MA
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
617 429 0332
Booking Contact Email: 
timerton@earthlink.net
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Sarasa is happy to accommodate outreach programs in conjunction with its tours. The Ensemble often has its own funding for outreach in teenage and adult correctional facilities.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Vivaldi Four Seasons with Elizabeth Blumenstock, soloist January 18- 31, 2010
Audio files: 
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01 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber-Intrad.mp3
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02 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber-Aria.mp3
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03 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber-Ballet.mp3
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04 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber-Gigue.mp3
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08 Antonio Vivaldi_ Concerto For Sop.mp3
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19 Aria Nun verschwinden alle Plagen.mp3
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23 Georg Freidrich Handel_Il Delirio.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
Discography of the ensemble: 
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