Cuba’s preeminent early music ensemble, Ars Longa de la Habana , brings a group of 12 singers and instrumentalists for a very exciting program, Baroque Music of Cuba and the New World. This program is centered around villancicos of celebrated eighteenth century Cuban maestro de capilla Esteban Salas alongside baroque works from Bolivia.
6:00 PM – Box Office opens
7:00 PM – Pre concert talk presented by Sebastian Zubieta, Music Director at Americas Society in New York City
Sacred music in Spain’s American colonies was multifaceted and rich in styles, languages, and performative practices. The talk will give historical and musical context to the program to be presented by Ars Longa on Saturday, February 24th. This insight will complement the audience’s appreciation of the concert by Ars Longa, one of the world’s leading groups dedicated to this repertoire.
8:00 PM – Concert