Portraits of Peru, 1785: "Exotic Folksongs and Dances from Trujillo"

Nov 14 2013 - 7:30pm
Nov 14 2013 - 9:00pm


Weber Music Hall, UMD
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN, 55812
United States
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The Rose Ensemble  with guest Musical Director, Tom Zajac and instrumentalists, Paula Fagerberg, Patricia Halverson, Danny Mallon, Scott Pauley, and Charles Weaver

Flora, fauna, and folk music mingle throughout this program of popular song and dance from late 18th-century Peru, frozen in the amber of an unlikely source, the Trujillo del Perú Codex. This collection of watercolor paintings was compiled by the local bishop for Spanish King Carlos IV, imaginatively depicting the plants, animals, people, and archeological monuments of this diverse region in northern Peru. Peruvian and Bolivian music with Indian and African influences—party songs, love songs, and rhythmic sacred hymns—is presented by Rose Ensemble singers, a Baroque band, and an impressive collection of South American percussion instruments. The melodies are memorable, the harmonies catchy, the rhythms syncopated…all setting the stage for what would become present-day, Latin-American popular music!
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The Rose Ensemble
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$25 in advance; $27 at the door; $10 student tickets available at the door
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