Renegade Ensemble

A nonprofit organization

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RenegadeEnsemble: Creating adventurous and accessible programming of new music since 2004

RenegadeEnsemble seeks to further develop and foster an audience for contemporary art music in the Upper Midwest by exposing and educating the general public to new music through performances, collaborations, workshops, and educational outreach.

Founded in 2004, RenegadeEnsemble originated as a choral ensemble at the University of Minnesota and gradually evolved into a mostly-instrumental chamber group. From new works by young composers like Dave Reminick and Stephen Downing, to composers with substantial history in contemporary classical music like Philip Corner and John Cage; RenegadeEnsemble performs music that is both accessible and adventurous, including such 20th century staples as “Ballet Mécanique,” “In C,” and “Sextet.” Stationed in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, RenegadeEnsemble is comprised of practicing professional musicians devoted to the promotion of music by living composers. In 2008, the ensemble performed at the Spark Festival titled “Art and Commitment” on the University of Minnesota campus alongside renowned composer/performance artist Pauline Oliveros. RenegadeEnsemble also has been a performer for the 2015 and 2016 St. Paul Art Crawl, and as a guest ensemble for the Schubert Club's 2016-2017 Courtroom Concert Series. Performers of RenegadeEnsemble are alumni from Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, St. Olaf College, Mannes School of Music, and University of Minnesota. 

Two Remembrances by Andre Previn, performed by RenegadeEnsemble

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Renegade Ensemble

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76 Rose Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55117