URI Great Performances features
KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 23, 2003 -- The Boston Camerata returns to the University of Rhode Islands Great Performances Series on Friday, Oct.24 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
The program Nueva España brings the music of the Age of Exploration to Rhode Island. In our school days, we were told it was a time of heroes and high adventure. Later, we came to understand what terrible suffering and injustice the Spaniards had wrought in their drive for fame, glory and riches. Emerging now after centuries of dormancy and neglect, this music is brought to life by the Camerata as a precious extension of European and African musical heritage, and a witness to human possibility on our small turbulent planet.
The ensemble, joined by the Haitian Congregational Choir and the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Joel Cohen will be performing, texts in Castilian or in one of the many languages current in Nueva España Quecha, Nahuati, Galician, Portuguese and Afro-Spanish.
Tickets available through Great Performances directly or through Ticketmaster (401-331-2211) are $20 General, $15 URI Faculty/Staff/Seniors and $5 Students.
This performance is sponsored in part by grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. For further information call 401-874-2627.