May 2 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fiesta and Fandangos: From the Old Iberia and the New World
This program features Ibero-american dances and song-dances such as folias, chaconnes, the jácaras and the fandango from the Renaissance to the present. The continuum of music spans the Spanish early Cancioneros (songbooks) in old Iberia, to contemporary folk and popular music from South America, and contradanzas and dances from Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia. Performers will switch from the European viola da gamba and Renaissance guitar to the Venezuelan cuatro and percussion to illustrate similar yet distinctively different sonorities, and the rhythmic and harmonic connections between the continents. Music by Anonymous, Encina, Ortiz, Machado, and others.
Rumbarroco is an ensemble of acclaimed artists from different latitudes, led by Laury Gutiérrez. In this program, they combine religious and popular music from past and present —chant, Baroque music, and Latin— creating a delicious Latin-Baroque fusion.