807 Mission Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78210
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
IntroductionJoin Ensemble Settecento in a very special performance of colonial music from New France and New Spain, presented in San Antonio's beautiful and historic Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. Originally founded in East Texas with the purpose of halting French encroachment into Texas from Louisiana, the mission was relocated to San Antonio in 1731. With its interior recently restored to its original 1755 splendor and its cathedral-like acoustics, Mission Concepción is an ideal location for a concert of the music of colonial Mexico.Two of America's most historically significant and ethnically diverse cities, New Orleans and San Antonio, were founded in the same year, 1718. This took place near the beginning of a century that would see enormous changes in the balance of power in the New World, changes that would be both the cause and effect for changes in the Old World. One central aim of the French and Spanish colonization was the Christianization of the indigenous population -- they found music to be a most effective tool. Colonial composers (both European and New World-natives) created a great deal of music for this purpose, much of it is as beautiful and ornate as the music written in Europe.Join Central Texas’s newest early music ensemble as we explore the music of the cathedrals, convents, and missions of New France and New Spain, drawing works from the musical archives of New Orleans and Montréal, and the cathedral collections of Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Durango, and Santiago de Cuba. An Informal Pre-Concert Talk is included in the admission price. Presented by the artistic director, Billy Traylor. Begins promptly 30 minutes before the concert (7:30pm) inside the performance space.Tickets: $15 - General Admission, $10 - Seniors; $5 - College/Student ID (at the door only). School-age students enter free with any regular adult admission. Concert Program / Repertoire: Music of New France: Excerpts from the Ursuline Manuscript of New Orleans"Ames Vaines" - Joseph François Salomon"Que devant lui" - Jean Baptiste LullyChaconne le Monument: "En vos mains" - Lully"Consacrons nos airs" - François Couperin le Grand"Agréable solitude" - Marin Marais"Dans les cieux est un Dieu qui m'aime" - LullyChaconne: "Qu'êtes-vous devenus" - Henri Desmarest From the Livre d'orgue de MontréalMagnificat en sol majeur Esteban Salas y Castro - Claras luces Music of New SpainWipo of Burgundy (attr.) - Sequentia: Victimæ paschali laudesJuan Pérez de Guzmán - Alleluia! Dic nobis, MariaGaspar Fernandes - Pois con tanta graçaIgnacio de Jerúsalem - Sinfonia in G majorJuan Gutiérrez de Padilla - Salve Regina a 8Santiago Billoni - De Joseph el imperio - Cantada for the Feast Day of St. JosephFernandes - Tleycantimo choquiliyaFernandes - Xicochi, xicochiManuel de Sumaya - Angélicas milicias
Regular Adult Admission 15.00
Senior Adult Admission 10.00