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Join us this Saturday at The Cullen Theater of the Wortham Center for Jordi Savall
|| Sat., Oct. 2, 2010
DA CAMERA OF HOUSTON and HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC present
The Route of the New World, Jordi Savall, Dir.
7:30PM, Cullen Theater of the Wortham Center
Houston Early Music and Da Camera of Houston present Jordi Savall in
The Route to the New World: Spain to Mexico
|The incomparable early music superstar Jordi Savall makes his long-awaited Houston debut. With La Capella Reial and Hespèrion XXI, Savall joins together with the Ensemble Tembembe of Mexico for this unique celebration of mixed musical traditions. Folk and baroque meet in this dialogue between Old Spain, Mexican Baroque and the living Husteca and Jarocho traditions, reflecting African, Spanish and native influences on indigenous Mexican music. With a message of mutual understanding and cultural exchange, Savall brings to life this rich musical heritage with originality and passion.
Recognized as one of the most important performers of ancient music, Jordi Savall is easily one of the most multifaceted music personalities of his generation: viol player, conductor, and creator of an unmistakable style. His concerts, pedagogical and research activities place him among the main architects of the present process of revaluation and revival of historical music. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Savall is instrumental in restoring an essential repertoire.
Click here for a video of Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial on YouTube.
“Savall is…a performer of genius” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker
“Hespèrion XXI [is] one of the most renowned period-instrument groups…soulfulness and vibrancy has long been their trademark.” – The New York Times
· Pedro Guerrero : La Moresca
· Mateo Flecha (Trad. Jarocho) : San Sabeya, gugurumbé / El Son de los negritos
· Santiago de Murcia (Trad. Husteco) : Cumbes – El Cielito Lindo
· Anonymous (Cancionero de Sablonara) : Seguidillas en eco: De tu vista celoso
· Anonymous (Andalusian) : Nana: Duerme mi niño
· José Marín : Danza: Niña como en tus mudanças
· Santiago de Murcia (Trad. Jarocho) : La Jotta – María Chuchena
· Juan Pérez Bocanegra : Ritual: Hanacpachap cussicuinin
· Anonymous (Improvisation) : Canarios
· Juan Arañés : Chacona: A la vida bona
· Francisco Correa de Arauxo : Canto y glosas sobre – Todo el mundo en general
· Anonymous jarocho : Los Chiles Verdes
· Gaspar Fernandes : Mestizo e Indio: Tleycantimo choquiliya
· Santiago de Murcia (Trad. Jarocho) : Fandango: El Fandanguito
· José Marín : Ojos pues me desdeñais
· Juan Hidalgo : Trompicávalas amor
· Gaspar Sanz (Trad. Llanero) : Jácaras – El Pajarillo
· Antonio Valente & Improvisation : Gallardas & Son Jarocho
· Juan García de Zéspedes (Trad. Tixla) : Guaracha: Ay, que me abraso / El Arrancazacate
For information about individual tickets and student prices, please contact our co-sponsor Da Camera of Houston at www.dacamera.com. Or call (713) 524-5050.
Houston Early Music Season Subscriptions
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