Enrique Cabero, Vice Chancellor for Academic Policy and Social Participation, Francisco Lorenzo, director of the National Broadcasting Music Center, by Bernardo García-Bernalt, director of the Academy of Ancient Music at the University of Salamanca and Luis Barrio, Deputy Director of Cultural Activities, They present the seventh edition of the 'Salamanca Barroca', coproduced program between the University of Salamanca (USAL) and the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM, unit of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Ministry of Culture and Sports) for the academic year 2019-2020. The series 'Salamanca Barroca' is part of the "Circuits" program CNDM, present in 32 Spanish cities and 12 foreign.

Salamanca Barroca

The seventh edition of the 'Salamanca Barroca' present 12 concerts of the 14 October to 2 June 2020. The cycle, throughout all seasons, It has been a meeting point for interpreters and other emerging formations with a long and established career. This year, the music of centuries XVI will travel, XVII and XVIII where you can listen to more than one twenty historical recoveries in modern times.

The Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca will be responsible for opening the next cycle 14 October with Pedro Gandía (concertmaster direction) Y Julia Doyle (soprano), with a program dedicated to the music that came together between Barcelona and Vienna Cortes Habsburg. The same set will be responsible for closing the cycle with a program, directed by Alfredo Bernardini, that dialogue will the work of Domenico Scarlatti with the other two giants of the vintage of 1685: Johann Sebastian Bach y George Frideric Haendel.

The following quote, he 28 October, they star in Academy of Ancient Music with soprano Barbora Kabátková and the Consort of viols of the University of Salamanca under the direction of Sara Ruiz. Both ensembles perform works by Diego Ortiz, focusing on the music on your Treaty glosses, the most important Hispanic contribution to literature for viola da gamba. The Iberian hundred will be the centerpiece of the program presented by the Galania and soprano Raquel Andueza, in which you dance and sung dances will be rebuilt, some of them with texts of the most famous poets auriseculares. The appointment will be 19 of November.

The intricate musical cycle network will reach a climax with a special concert commemorating, in the chapel of Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca, the five hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the same. He 27 November English vocal group Old style will fill the chapel with Elizabethan music of Catholic composers in exile. A symbol.

Latin American music will fit in the hand cycle set Nereydas with Ulisas Javier Illán in front, which will feature soprano Alicia Love and the counter Philip Mineccia. The central figure of the music program will be rescued from the cathedrals of Mexico, Puebla and Oaxaca Spanish composer Ignacio de Jerusalem. Such an event will be held on 10 from December. This appointment will follow him, he 6 February, concert starring Ignacio You are welcome, one of the new values ​​of the harpsichord interpretation in our country, together with the group he founded, New Tiento, which will take over from the Court of Habsburg to the Madrid court of the Bourbons with Domenico Scarlatti as a key figure.

Musicians Your Highness with Luis Antonio González (key, organ and direction) Y Olalla German (soprano) propose the 18 March conceptual dialogue program that will works with unpublished pieces hundred Italian seventeenth-century Spanish. Meanwhile, grouping Concento of Bozes, under the direction of Carlos Mena, Next to the Academy of Ancient Music USAL will perform the 30 March a program focused on the Spanish vocal music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Haendel's Italian will be present at the concert Ensemble 1700, he 17 of April, with Dorothee Oberlinger (flute direction and) and the multi-talented Dmitry Sinkovsky (countertenor and violin), with a program that will also include music by A. Falconieri, T. Merula, G. P. Telemann, C. P. E y A Bach. Vivaldi. With Haendel touch will follow the concert Chamber Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music USAL, under the direction of Bernardo García-Bernalt, with the tenor Victor Sordo, in which the Anglican sacred music of German composer will be addressed. By last, one of the most legendary musical works of the Baroque, the Goldberg variations Johann Sebastian Bach, They will be heard in the version of the French harpsichordist Benjamin Alard. The appointment will be 12 of May.

Cycle Program 'Salamanca Barroca’ coproduced by the USAL and CNDM is completed courses: one of historical song led by countertenor Carlos Mena and other baroque string imparted by Pedro Gandía, Andoni Mercero e Itziar Atutxa. Both courses are organized by the Academy of Ancient Music of the University of Salamanca.

localities, with a price of 8 € to 15 € for the general public and a 20% discount for students and members of the university community, They can already be purchased at Mercatus (University Official Store) Monday to Saturday 10:00 a 20:00h and Sunday 10:15 a 14:00h (c / Benedict, No 22) and Long Play Monday through Friday 10:00 a 14:00and h 17:00 a 20:30h, Saturday 10:00 a 14:00h (c / Rua Mayor, No 6), through the Web http://sac.usal.es and one hour before each concert at the box office.

Photograph: © Dave Casanova

La Grande Chapelle

Following the success of previous editions, “Salamanca Barroca” faces this season 2016/17 consolidated as "a unique meeting point in the field of musical historicist interpretation in our country", García-Bernalt explained at a press conference, while he is stressing his firm "commitment to the recovery of musical heritage, consolidation repertoire, promotion of projects related to the Iberian historical music and revision of European Baroque, all this in an environment where academic elements and, particularly, teachers ".

Program "varied, extensive and deep "
The program of this edition presents, in his opinion “a varied panorama, extensive and deep, in which known repertoires coexist with works that come back to life after centuries of silence, in which Purcell meets with Duron Y Schein with Palestrina and young emerging musicians share the stage with leading performers ".

Precisely one of these projects opens the cycle on the day 3 October, with the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca, under the direction of Pedro Gandía. In the framework of the commemorations around Shakespeare Y Cervantes will offer a program that brings together both authors through the music that inspired their works; a journey through baroque Europe that takes us from Vienna to London.

For the director of the Academy of Early Music of the University of Salamanca and coordinator of the program, the musical proposal of this new edition has “the voice as a fundamental element, having a starring role in eight of the 11 concerts of the new season ". Three of them are related to the echoes of the third centenary of the death of Sebastian Duron (1660-1716). From the hand of interpreters and reference groups such as Marta Almajano, Nuria Rial, Academy of Pleasure Y La Grande Chapelle, An extensive overview of the sacred and secular production of a musician who was fundamental in shaping the peculiar Iberian Baroque.

The musical life of Salamanca in the 18th century is materialized in a project to recover a sacred concert, what at the time was called a "siesta". With the collaboration of the mezzo-soprano Marta Infante and the USAL Chamber Choir will cover half a century of music associated with the university chapel, from the late baroque to the first samples of classicism.

Two vocal formations of world reference
The cycle also welcomes two leading vocal formations in the world panorama of historically informed music: he Collegium Vocale Ghent Y The Sixteen, led respectively by Philippe Herreweghe Y Harry Christophers. In the exceptional setting of the chapel of Colegio Fonseca, and out of compost, The British group will offer an exuberant landscape of Italian sacred music related to the Pontifical Chapel, articulated around core authors of western polyphony such as Palestrina, F. Anerio Y Merry. For his part, Collegium Vocale focuses its program on a key piece of German sacred music from the first quarter of the 17th century: the exquisite collection of spiritual madrigals Israelsbrünlein from Johann Hermann Schein.

In the orbit of this work is also the program offered by the Concento de Bozes. This emerging group, derived from the training work carried out by the countertenor Carlos Mena in the USAL, will delve into the birth of poetic music, the new musical oratory that ended up reaching some of its highest levels in the German baroque. Also Carlos Mena, CNDM resident artist in season 2016-2017, will take part in the concert that closes the cycle. Together with the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca, it will offer a program organized around two cantatas for alto de Johann Sebastian Bach: Resist sin, written in Weimar on 1715 Y I have enough, the first version of which is set in Leipzig twelve years later. The two works will establish a dialogue with the secular music of the time, represented by a suite of Telemann and another of Johann Ludwig Bach.

Also the profane production of Bach will be present in Salamanca Barroca with a monumental work that shows the genius of the Office as a musician: the Musical offering. To interpret it - in several of the senses of the word - an exceptional group meets: violinist Lina Tur Bonet, cellist Marco Testori, The flute-player Alexis Kossenko and the harpsichord player Kenneth Weiss, who will take us to an evening that perhaps never took place at the court of Frederick II the Great.

Academy of Ancient Music
The Academy of Ancient Music, It is a global area of ​​articulation and promotion of activities in the field of “historical musical performance”. Created in order to facilitate the mechanisms of specialization in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire young Spanish musicians, has become a benchmark for this type of work in Spain. Along with an annual program of specialized courses, Academy hosts various specialized musical groups: Chamber Choir, Consort of viols and Baroque Orchestra, among other.

This is precisely another line of action of Salamanca Barroca: encourage and facilitate the presence of interpreters participants in the concert series in the training plan, since almost a quarter century, It is maintained at the University of Salamanca in relation to early music. A plan that is articulated through a program of courses, lectures and seminars focusing primarily on aspects of historical performance practice. This year the courses will have the participation of Pedro Gandia (fiddle), Andoni Mercero (viola), Itziar Atutxa (cello and viola da gamba) master classes and Carlos Mena (singing). Information and registration: academia@usal.es

localities, with a price of 7 € to 15 € for the general public and a 20% discount for students and members of the university community, They can already be purchased at Mercatus (University Official Store), Monday to Saturday 10:00h a 20:00h and Sunday 10:15h a 14:00h, through http://sac.usal.es/ and one hour before each concert at the box office.