Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:00pm: Pacific Music Works: Navidad!

Navidad! 300x200Colonial Latin America’s unique melting pot of Italian, Spanish, African, Portuguese, and native traditions led to the creation of the Christmas Villancico. This vivacious, rhythmic, and rustic form retells the Christmas story through the characteristic sounds of guitar, harp, harpsichord and strings with a quartet of voices. Experience a rich tapestry of works from Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain in this unique holiday program. The program includes the US premieres of works by Guatemalan composer Rafael Castellanos (ca. 1721-1791) and Spanish composer Fabián Garcia Pacheco (1725-1808). This unique program will feature Tess Altiveros and Danielle Reutter-Harrah, sopranos, Marjorie Bundy, alto, Ross Hauck, tenor, Tekla Cunningham and Corentin Pokorny, baroque violins, Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord, and Maxine Eilander, baroque harp.

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