Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the New York-based Baroque ensemble REBEL (pronounced Re-BEL) has earned an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences by their unique style and their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire. REBEL has collaborated with renowned vocalists Max von Egmond, Derek Lee Ragin, Suzie Le Blanc, among others, and in 2005 they appeared in collaboration with Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim.
Baroque Dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird have collaborated as exclusive dance partners for the past twenty years. Together, they interpret, recreate, and perform Baroque theater dance in venues all over the world. Highlights of their artistic collaboration include repeat concerts with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra of Vancouver, and Les Fêtes de Versailles in Japan; Bailles y Danzas, a program of Spanish music and dance performed with Chatham Baroque; and Harlequin Unmasked, music and dance of the commedia dell’ arte performed with REBEL. The duo met in 1986 as members of the New York Baroque Dance Company.
Rebel is “…Sophisticated and Beguiling…” ~ The New York Times
Thomas Baird and Paige Whitley-Bauguess are “stylish, exacting, deliberate and elegant…effortlessly executed…” ~ The Virginia Gazette