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Musica Ficta – Columbus: Gateway to the New World

Americas Society

February 27, 2014
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Admission Fee: FREE for Americas Society and The Hispanic Society of America members; $20 for non-members.

 

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Musica Ficta is one of Spain’s leading early music groups, founded in 1992 by Raúl Mallavibarrena, having released 18 albums and toured internationally. In their Music of the Americas debut, the ensemble will perform vocal and instrumental music written in Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Spain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Musica Ficta performs Guaracha: Convidando está la noche by Juan García de Zéspedes at XVII Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza 2013.

PROGRAM:

Los Coflades de la Estleya | Juan de Araujo 

De carámbanos el día viste (calenda) | Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla 

Las estrellas se ríen (juego de cañas) | Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Stabat Mater | Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Versa est in luctum | Alonso Lobo

Españoleta y zarambeque | Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz 

Santa Maria | Anónimo

Dios itlaçonantzine | Anónimo

Xicochi conetzintle | Gaspar Fernández 

Hanacpachap Cussicuinin

Letra a Ntra Señora del Topoc | José de Cascante

Mi dulce niño y sagrado | Gaspar Fernández

A Belén me llego tío | Gaspar Fernández

Tota pulchra est Maria | Francisco Guerrero 

Desvelado dueño mío | Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco

Guaracha: Convidando está la noche | Juan García de Zéspedes 

MUSICA FICTA

Rocío de Frutos, Lore Agustí (sopranos)

AnaCris Marco, Elena Sánchez Elordi (altos)

Víctor Sordo, Ariel Hernández (tenores)

Manuel Torrado, Carmelo Cordón (bajos)

Manuel Vilas (arpa)

Raúl Mallavibarrena, director

Conductor Raúl Mallavibarrena, born in Oviedo, started his musical studies in music with his father and later studied guitar with Carmen Ross in the Conservatorio Superior of Madrid. He started his career as conductor at age 17, specializing in renaissance and baroque music. He is the founder and conductor of Musica Ficta, Ensemble Fontegara, and Civitas Harmoniae. He appears regularly as a guest lecturer at universities in Spain and has been a consultant for press and radio, as well as for the Teatro Real in Madrid.

This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas with Nell Snaidas and Sebastián Zubieta as co-artistic directors.