La Ritirata transforms the Ambigú of the Teatro de la Zarzuela into a noble dance hall


the Retreat, grouping created and directed by the cellist Josetxu Obregón, will present the next Sunday 1 of November (18h00) at Ambigu of the Teatro de la Zarzuela 'The Spiritillo Brando', a collection of dances composed for the entertainment of the 17th century Spanish and Italian nobility. In this suggestive way continues the Notes cycle Ambigú Coliseum.

La Ritirata recorded this music in 2013 and since then he has traveled with her for numerous Latin American countries, in addition to China, Japan or Israel, and prestigious festivals in Spain and Europe.

In this Sunday's concert they will accompany Obregón Josep Maria Marti to the baroque guitar and theorbo and Tamar Lalo with the recorder.

This approach to the Spanish and Italian music of that time –transition between Renaissance and Baroque–, has as its starting point the work of Andrea Falconieri, to one of whose compositions the title of the recital belongs, 'The Spiritillo Brando', which refers to the frisky goblins who supposedly roamed the streets in the Naples of the Spanish viceroyalty to justify human frailties.

Next to that of Falconieri, The Ritirata will review a collection of energetic and welcoming works at the same time, signed by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli, Domenico Gabrielli, Giuseppe Maria Jacchini, Santiago de Murcia, Diego Ortiz, Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde and Gaspar Sanz.

The reason for being of La Ritirata is his intense dedication to historical interpretation with the intention of rediscover repertoires of the Baroque, Classicism and early Romanticism, from the appearance of the cello until the line between its historical and modern interpretation is narrowed at the end of Romanticism.

Notes Ambigú 20/21

In this season the Theater continues to offer more than double of recitals that at the beginning of the cycle. 11 inescapable appointments of the 20 October to 15 of June.

The cycle began with a heartfelt tribute to Lorenzo Palomo from Raquel Lojendio Y Ruben Fernandez Aguirre, and to the concert of the Retreat will follow the trio Arbós with the third installment of 'Chamber music' (9 of November), the violinist and violist Cecilia Bercovich, the pianist and bandoneon player Claudius Constantine and the cellist and guitarist Sergio Menem, that offer a concert dedicated to the pulsating and imperishable music of the maestro Jose Padilla (24 of November), soprano Berna Beads and Rubén Fernández Aguirre, which in turn honor the sublime music of Joaquin Turina (3 from December), the Chapel Jerome Carrion directed by Alicia Lazaro, with whom we will undertake a journey from the Renaissance to the Spanish Baroque through the influences of secular and sacred music in ‘From the temple to the theater’ (15 February), soprano Cristina Toledo accompanied by the pianist Aurelio virivay, will offer the concert ‘Zarzuela in feminine’ on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 of March), Shiggaion. Music found, unknown works of the Spanish baroque, more specifically from the Valencian school of sacred music (22 of March), mezzosoprano Maria Antunez, accompanied by Rubén Fernández Aguirre on piano, will offer a recital dedicated to ‘Uruguayan music’ (19 of April), soprano Rocío Pérez and pianist Ramón Grau they will present the Integral of the cycle ‘Spanish classical songs’ of Fernando Obradors (10 of May) and the artist Ángel Ruiz, accompanied by pianist César Belda, will present ‘Tribute to Iberoamerica’ (15 of June).