Celebrating 20 years of the Rose Ensemble

The Rose EnsembleMichael Haug

Rose Ensemble - 20 Years


April 28, 2016

In anticipation of their 20th anniversary birthday bash concert on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Ordway Concert Hall, the Rose Ensemble -- plus a small period instrument band -- bring celebratory numbers and conversation with Alison Young to the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio.

You are in for a treat: 19 musicians join Alison for this performance. Just when you thought the Rose Ensemble were Renaissance musical specialists, they blow you away by releasing an album of early American music, or Hawaiian music! Everything they do is thoroughly researched and brought to life with an exacting attention to detail.

Between musical selections, Alison speaks to Jordan Sramek, founder, director, musician extraordinaire to give you some behind-the-scenes stories on this remarkable ensemble.


Rose Ensemble; Jordan Sramek, director

Bethany Battafarano, Elaine Lachica, Kim Sueoka, Elizabeth Windnagel (soprano)
Alyssa Anderson, Fabiana González (alto)
Andrew Kane, Nickolas Karageorgiou, Jordan Sramek (tenor)
Mark Dietrich, Jake Endres, Peter Tuff (bass)
Ginna Watson (Baroque violin)

With guests: Charles Asch (cello), Paula Fagerberg (Italian-Baroque triple harp), Bruce Jacobs (organ, harpsichord), Josh Schwalbach (viola da gamba), Andreas Stoltzfus (Baroque trumpet), Elizabeth York (Baroque violin)

Pieces Performed

Henry Purcell (c. 1659 - 1695)
from Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, Z. 328 (1692)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Duet: Der Herr segne euch from Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196

Henry Purcell
from Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, Z. 323 (April 30, 1694)
Solo/Chorus: Come, Ye Sons of Art
Duet: Sound the Trumpet