Musica Tevere (TAY– veh – ray) performs classical music from the full span of periods, with an affinity for sacred music. Our musicians, patrons, and benefactors join in a common pursuit of the exhilarating musical experiences that are found only in great art fully realized and absorbed by the human spirit. We take our name from the Trastevere district of Rome, meaning, “beyond the Tiber.” Saint Cecilia, the patroness saint of music, lived in Trastevere in the third century; her shrine is found there today, steps away from the river.
Rebecca Ostermann, Musica Tevere Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor, brings unique qualifications and insights to the task of conducting Der Durchzug durchs Rote Meer. Her seminal research on the oratorio is a landmark study of the design, structure, compositional methods, conducting, and creative spirit of the piece. Ms. Ostermann earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from University of South Carolina. She has held teaching and conducting positions at Catholic University of America, Kutztown University, Dickinson College, and Ave Maria University. She has assisted on the artistic staff of Opera Philadelphia and guest conducted for the Lepanto Foundation in Rome. Ms. Ostermann performs and conducts sacred music throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as Music Director at the historic Our Lady of Lourdes Church and as a freelance musician.
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Musica Tevere is a registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Plan of Rome, Basire 1750
Photograph of Rebecca Ostermann, Katherine Gardner