RICHARD SAVINO AND “EL MUNDO,” with JENNIFER ELLIS KAMPANI, SOPRANO - April 20, 2018
ASU Organ Hall
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
Throughout the 17th & 18th centuries the Spanish colonies of Central and South America were well-springs of cultural sophistication. Latin American cathedrals and courtly life demanded a varied and active musical scene. Often, the indigenous populations were drawn into the arts and participated in their production. The musical result was a style that even in sacred compositions bears the imprint of folk music. The use of guitars and percussion, coupled with dance rhythms and the occasional use of native languages, demonstrate a close relationship between European and indigenous cultures. For this program, entitled The Kingdoms of Castile, the Baroque ensemble El Mundo will perform a selection of music from Spain and the viceroyalties of Naples, Peru, and New Spain (Mexico/Guatemala). This concert is co-sponsored by the Phoenix Early Music Society.