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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play:
Beth Wenstrom, baroque violin; Anne Timberlake, recorders; Anna Steinhoff, baroque cello; John Lenti, theorbo
Paragraph about the ensemble:
Wayward Sisters is Beth Wenstrom (baroque violin), Anne Timberlake (recorders), Anna Steinhoff (baroque cello), and John Lenti (theorbo and guitar). In 2011, Wayward Sisters won the Early Music America/Naxos recording competition, and will record their debut CD with Naxos during the 2011-2012 season. Critics have praised Wayward Sisters' "imaginative program and alert, stylish performances," as well as the group's "polished and spirited playing and well-balanced ensemble" (Chicago Classical Review). Since debuting in 2009, Wayward Sisters has excited and inspired audiences across the United States, including appearing as Emerging Artists on the Newberry Consort's 2010-2011 concert season. Members of Wayward Sisters have studied historical performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School. The name "Wayward Sisters" refers not only to Henry Purcell's vivid conjuring of Shakespeare's witches, but to the group members' scattered lives and continuing commitment to making music together.
Educational/Outreach add-ons available:
Condensed, interactive, kid-friendly versions of both THE NAUGHTY LIST and ASHES, ASHES, are available as educational/outreach add-ons.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
THE NAUGHTY LIST: Music by braggarts, hotheads, curmudgeons, and snobs. ASHES, ASHES: Music and plague.
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: