Richard Savino with El Mundo: The Kingdoms of Castille
Grammy-nominated ensemble El Mundo will kick off the Houston Early Music season with a program of 17th- and 18th-century Spanish, Italian and Latin American music at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Series, the program is titled "The Kingdoms of Castille" and will feature music from the group's CD of the same name, nominated for a Grammy Award last year.
Villancico is one of early music's most popular genres and a specialty of El Mundo. Throughout the 15th-17th centuries, the music of the Spanish colonies of Latin America were wellsprings of cultural sophistication.A very active music scene in cathedrals and the courtly life, combined with the participation of the local populations and their folk music, produced a delightful intersection of elegance and simplicity.
Directed by world-renowned guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino, El Mundo will take listeners on a musical journey from the Castilian courts and cathedrals to Spanish-influenced Italian cities like Naples and on to the New World, where classical tradition blended with indigenous dances to create a unique Hispanic style that still exists today.
Prices are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors (60 and over) and $10 for students (with student ID). Free admission for children under 15.
Salem evangelical Lutheran church (View)
4930 West Bellfort
Houston, TX 77035
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