Jordi Savall, director,
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
& Hespèrion XXI
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge
Splendor of the Iberian Baroque
In the 16th and 17th centuries, art and culture flourished in a “Golden Century” across the cultural melting pot of the Iberian Peninsula. Painting, literature, architecture, and music all thrived during this period of political and cultural ascendancy. One of the world’s most enduringly gifted artists, legendary viol virtuoso Jordi Savall- showcases the musical splendor of his Catalan homeland. Featuring his GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and his famous consort of virtuoso instrumentalists, Hespèrion XXI, Savall leads a vibrant celebration of this spectacular music.
Lucía Martín-Cartón, soprano; Viva Biancaluna Biffi, mezzo-soprano; Víctor Sordo, tenor; Yannis François, baritone; Jordi Savall, treble viol; Viva Biancaluna Biffi, tenor viol; Juan Manuel Quintana, bass viol; Xavier Puertas, violone; Xavier Díaz-Latorre, guitar & vihuela; Andrew Lawrence-King, triple harp; David Mayoral, percussion
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.
“One of the greatest living forces in the rebirth of early music.”