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Angelita Romero Distinguished Lecture Series - CONCERT: Songs and Dances of the Spanish Baroque

Friday, November 3, 2017
89:30 p.m.


All Saints’ Episcopal Church: 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside, California



Angelita Romero Distinguished Lecture Series
on Spanish Music and Culture

Walter Aaron Clark, coordinator

November 3, Friday, 2017
Free and open to the public.

3:00 P.M. Lecture
À la recherche du bal perdu:  Erotic Dance Songs in Early-Modern Spain
Álvaro Torrente, Lecturer in Music History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Head of the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South
Symposium Room, INTS 1113    
Reception to follow in INTS 1111
Lecture Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Álvaro Torrente’s research and publications focus on the sacred villancico and on Italian opera of the 17th and 18th centuries. He edited with Emilio Casares La ópera en España e Hispanoamérica (Madrid: ICCMU, 2001), and with Tess Knighton Devotional Music in the Iberian World: The Villancico and Related Genres (1450-1800) (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), which received the Robert M. Stevenson Award of the American Musicological Society in 2008. He is Associate Editor of The Operas of Francesco Cavalli (Bärenreiter), and his editions of La Calisto and L’Ercole Amante and Cesti’s Orontea have been performed in Munich, London, Amsterdam, Basel and Frankfurt. His most recent book is La música en el siglo XVII (2016), included in the series Historia de la Música en España a Hispanoamérica, published by Fondo de Cultural Económica.

Research for this talk was funded by @Fundación BBVA


8:00 P.M. Concert (Doors open at 7:15 P.M.)

La Galanía performs
Songs and Dances of the Spanish Baroque
Raquel Andueza, soprano
Pierre Pitzl, Baroque guitar
Jesús Fernández Baena, theorbo

All Saints’ Episcopal Church: 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside, California
Concert Parking: Free
Information: (619) 675-6538, officestaff.allsaints@gmail.com

La Galanía is one of the most important specialist ensembles on the Spanish music scene today. Formed in 2010 by Raquel Andueza and Jesús Fernández Baena, the group plays Baroque music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Their music is always based on meticulous musicological investigations, and they collaborate with the best Spanish and foreign musicians, all of whom specialize in this repertoire. Its members form part of globally recognized orchestras and prestigious groups, such as Hespèrion XXI, Al Ayre Español, L'Arpeggiata, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Private Musicke, and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, among others. At the core of the group is soprano Raquel Andueza, who is frequently invited to perform at the world’s most important auditoriums and festivals.  La Galania’s recordings have won several coveted awards.


Angelita Romero Distinguished Lecture Series on Spanish Music and Culture is named after the matriarch of the celebrated Romero family of guitarists, who arrived in the US from Spain in 1957 and quickly established themselves as an exciting and innovative presence in the world of classical music.  Angelita Romero (1910-1999) was a gifted maestra of the castanets and devotee not only of Spanish music but also art and literature. This series honors her memory by featuring speakers whose research examines the long and rich heritage of Spanish music within its socio-cultural and historical context. 

 This concert is made possible by generous financial support from the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music.

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(619) 675-6538

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