Program

Festive selections from the Baroque New World including…

António de Salazar

Tarara yo soi Antonio
Aeterna Christi numera
A Del Cielo
Quem Terra

Santiago de Murcia

Canarios
Marizapalos
Payssanos
Fandango

And other works by Manuel de Sumaya, Rafael Antonio Castellanos, and Manuel José de Quirós.

Featured ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Hannah Celeste Lu, Soprano
Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo-Soprano
Eduardo Tercero, Tenor
Michael Kessler, Bass

Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble
Betsy Cook Weber, Director

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in the Cullen Theater


A spirited holiday celebration

 A colorful and joyful concert experience featuring music from the cathedrals of Mexico and beyond. This performance fuses Old World Baroque traditions with New World rhythms and dance, showcasing the broad range of cultures and music in the 17th-century Americas.  With vocals, percussion and the energy of Mercury, this will truly be a Fiesta to remember.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


Ensemble

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Anabel Detrick, Principal Second Violin

Joanna Becker
Andrés González
Jackson Guillén
Maria Lin

Viola

Kathleen Carrington, Principal
Matthew Carrington

Cello

Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Sonya Matoussova

Bass

Paul Ellison

Percussion

Jesús Pacheco Mánuel

Rehearsal Pianist

Andrew Schneider

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