Festive selections from the Baroque New World including…
António de Salazar
Tarara yo soi Antonio
Aeterna Christi numera
A Del Cielo
Santiago de Murcia
And other works by Manuel de Sumaya, Rafael Antonio Castellanos, and Manuel José de Quirós.
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
1 hr 45 min, with intermission
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.
ViolinJonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Anabel Detrick, Principal Second Violin
ViolaKathleen Carrington, Principal
CelloCourtenay Vandiver Pereira