Ars Lyrica Houston, Crossing Borders

Ars Lyrica Houston, Crossing Borders

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | 2331 E. Adams St, Tucson, AZ   Google Map

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Presented with the generous support of the Tucson Desert Song Festival.

“The earthy yet poetic culture of Spain and Latin America in the colonial period resonated through the performances by this group…” —New York Classical Review

About the Program
Crossing Borders: Music of 17th- and 18th-century Latin America
Featuring: Camille Ortiz, soprano, and Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano

Crossing Borders explores a crucial moment in the musical history of the New World, when European musical traditions began to mingle with indigenous musical practices. This festive program includes villancicos and romances for voices and ensemble plus instrumental works drawn from the rich repertoire of 17th- and 18th-century colonial and Latin American cultures. Musical selections by Juan del Encina, Joseph Pérez, José Durán, Sebastián Durón, Antonio de Salazar, Juan de Araujo, Manuel Joseph Quiroz, and others illustrate the multiple and creative ways that music traverses cultural and national borders.

About Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston specializes in music from the Baroque era, the “golden age” of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as performed on period instruments with careful attention to historical style and context. Founded in Houston in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst, this Grammy-nominated ensemble provides audiences with world-class performances of a wide range of dramatic, sacred, and chamber works.