Thanksgivings for Life and Love - Gt. Barrington
The concepts of Thanksgiving, The Dove, The Dew, Mary, Weeping and Remembrance are portrayed in Hispanic works of two different eras and styles. Featured are motets for four to six voices by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Antonio Lobosome of the most remarkable composers of 16th century Spanish polyphony. Works include Victorias Te Deum, Guerreros Maria Magdalena, and Loboss Versa est in luctum, among others. In contrast, choral and instrumental arrangements of Latin American folk melodies of the 20th and 21st centuries by Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violeta Parra and Victor Jara (Chile), and others are celebrated as Canto Nuevo (The New Song). Some of the most famous themes are Parras Gracias a la vida, and Guastavinos Se equivocó la paloma. The poetry of these newer works includes texts by Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral, and one of the greatest literary figures of the Silver Age of Spanish literature, Rafael Alberti.
Crescendo Vocal Ensemble is joined by Alturas Duo, Carlos Boltes, charango and viola, and Scott Hill, guitar, and Gonzalo Cortés, quena, zampoña and percussion. Directed by Christine Gevert from the organ.
$60 (Premium) / $35 (General) / $10 (under 18 years)
The concert will also be performed the following day, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 4 pm at Methodist Church, 319 Main St., Lakeville, CT
For more information: www.worldclassmusic.org
Saint James Place (View)
352 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
|Minimum Age: 4|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|