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Next Performances: April 10-11, 2015


New World Renaissance

With special guest artists Ann Marie Morgan, viola da gamba and William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar

Join us for a voyage of discovery, as we explore the music of the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. As the Spanish empire transplanted European musical culture to Central America and Mexico, it absorbed and was influenced by the melodies and rhythms of the New World. The featured work on the program is the vibrant Missa Ego flos campi by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla. Padilla was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico in 1620 to lead the cathedral choir and compose music. Although rooted in the Spanish Renaissance, his work came to embrace Mexico: the rhythms of its dances, the exuberance of its song, and the textures of its indigenous instruments. The program will also include works by Juan Pérez Bocanegra, Diego Ortiz, Juan del Encina, Juan Vasquez, Francisco Ortega, and more. 

A feast for the ears and the heart…an unforgettable journey!

apr15-shipFriday, April 10, 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder
(Reception honoring our donors to follow this performance.)

Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm

Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Blvd, Englewood

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors,
$5 college students and youth.

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