Formed in 1997, The Sarasa Ensemble is a collective group of more than seventy-five international instrumentalists and vocalists who perform music from the early Baroque through the Romantic eras. The Ensemble has performed throughout New England and has toured Ireland, Cuba, and India.  (Please see the slide show below.)

For the past ten years Sarasa’s outreach program has focused more on working with incarcerated teenagers. In 2010 Sarasa won an award from Early Music America for outstanding achievement in outreach. Every concert season the group plays more than eighteen outreach concerts and facilitates six residency programs in teenage correctional centers. Through these programs Sarasa seeks to address the spiritual and emotional suffering of incarcerated youth and provide them with joy, hope, and opportunities for healing through self-expression.  More

Upcoming

A C.P.E. Bach Celebration!

• Saturday, November 8th, 2014
  8 p.m. | Cambridge, MA

• Sunday, November 9st, 2014
  7 p.m. | Concord, MA

Music of Alborea, C.P.E. Bach,
and Rameau
Robin Bigwood, harpsichord
Jennifer Morsches, piccolo cello

News

Review of Recent Concert

On January 12th, Sarasa presented a concert featuring a wide-ranging selection of Baroque trio sonatas, the same program, in fact, that they will be presenting in June.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer hailed their performance as “energetic,” “passionate,” and summed up the evening in a single word: “fun!”

Outreach

Elliott Boys Detention

Sarasa rocked the house with selections by Telemann, Händel, and C.P.E. Bach. Teens who had never before been exposed to this sort of music were soon “boogieing down with Bach.”

Since 1998, Sarasa members have performed in close to 150 outreach concerts throughout Massachusetts.