Renaissance music comes alive in the robust performances of Renaissonics. Simultaneously historical and contemporary in its approach, the group plays as musicians of the era played --vigorously and improvisationally. Renaissonics' stylish performances allow audiences to experience the elegance and excitement of Renaissance music as it was intended to be heard. Music of the past is suddenly music of today. Virtuoso solos, chamber music, dance music and dazzling improvisations combine in a program that joyously bridges the gap between the artistic and pop. Renaissonics is a unique blend of members, all of whom are internationally recognized soloists, dance musicians, and improvisors. Their playing vibrantly blends this extensive expertise into performances that are continually original. Renaissonics is the resident ensemble for the Historical Dance Foundation's annual International Early Dance Institute.
Renaissonics is acknowledged as a leading ensemble of Renaissance Dance, Chamber Music, and Improvisation enjoying a vast repertoire which takes them from concert halls to pop music clubs.
They have performed in France, Italy, Japan and Australia and throughout the U.S. and may be heard on Ken Burns’ PBS documentary The West. Renaissonics was a featured ensemble for the Boston Christmas Revels and for Early Music America’s Star Spangled Season. Other appearances include the Boston Early Music Festival, the Cambridge Society for Early Music's International Concerts, the Castle Hill Pop Music Series, the Washington Early Music Festival, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, the New England Conservatory of Music's Improvisation Festival, Plimouth Plantation, and at Boston's First Night Celebration. Renaissonics has been resident ensemble of the Court Dance Company of New York and the Vermont Shakespeare Festival.
Major collaborations have included performances with Hollywood star Michael York, Bolivian music ensemble Sumaj Chasquis, renowned jazz drummer Bob Moses, Italian Commedia dell’Arte troupe Pazzi Lazzi and Latin Music stars Sol Y Canto. Renaissonics’ CD 'Carols for Dancing' was produced in collaboration with WGBH Public Radio. They were also the featured ensemble in WGBH's nationally syndicated Sound and Spirit program.