The College of St. Scholastica's 2011-2012 Cambiata Music Series will conclude with a performance representing a cross-culture of music from Central and South America.
"Musical Sojourns in El Nuevo Mundo: Song and Dance in Early Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru with special guests Piffaro, The Renaissance Band" will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Mitchell Auditorium. Tickets are $25.
Following the Spanish conquest of the New World, the creation of new music flourished in both urban centers and rustic villages. Old World Iberian musical culture dominated by the Catholic Church met burgeoning indigenous practice within the new territories, giving rise to both cross-cultural struggles and collaborative musical expression.
The April 22 performance features a rare opportunity to hear the combined forces of the Rose Ensemble, St. Paul's award-winning early music specialists (founded and directed by St. Scholastica alumnus Jordan Sramek), with Renaissance wind instruments. This enlightening program of villancicos, motets, songs and dances unveils a world of culturally intertwined societies and musical traditions of the pious and the populace throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru.
Tickets can be purchased online through the Spotlight Box Office at spotlight.css.edu or call (218) 723-7000. Spotlight@css.edu is St. Scholastica's one-stop shop for arts and lectures information and tickets.