16th and 17th Century Christmas music from Spain and Latin America - CD with SONY/DHM from November 2018!
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 19:00 noon
Ibero-American Institute, Otto-Braun Hall
Free Entrance - Donations welcome!
Ensemble Phoenix Munich invites you on a musical voyage leading from Spain to Latin America. Under the direction of bass singer and vihuela player Joel Frederiksen, Christmas motets, instrumental works, and “Ensaladas”, a special form mixing textures and even languages in a sort of musical “salad”, come to vivid life.
Important sources for this program are four different “Cancioneros” or songbooks which contain compositions from two great Spanish composers of the Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Victoria (O magnum mysterium) and Francisco Guerrero (Los Reyes siguen l´Estrella). Works from Colombian composer José de Cascante (Oiga niño mio de mi corazón), active at the Cathedral of Bogotá in the 17th century, and of Gaspar Fernandez (Vaya la princesa, vaya) – a Portugese composer who worked in Guatemala und Mexiko – usher us safely into the New World.
Performers: Maria Andrea Parias, Soprano / Petra Noskaiová, Mezzosoprano / Andrés Silva, Tenor / Joel Frederiksen, Bass, Vihuela, Direction / Paul Kieffer, Vihuela, Baroque Guitar / Johanna Seitz, Spanish Harp / Domen Marinčič, Viola da Gamba / Bruno Caillat, Percussion
Supported by: Goethe-Institut e.V., Foreign Affairs Office Germany, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Sony/DHM
Special Thanks to: Instituto Cervantes Berlin, Ibero-American Institute Berlin, Embassy of the Republic of Colombia