The profound impact of European exploration.
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
In the year 1492 three caravels set sail from Spain. In the search for new trade routes, the discovery of the Americas had far-reaching consequences and profoundly affected both European societies and the Indigenous communities of the “New World”. Concurrently, other significant changes unfolded across Europe, including the surrender of Granada and the expulsion of Muslim and Jewish populations in Spain. Our program aims to explore the sounds of European art music as it reached the shores of Central America, with a particular focus on the Spanish manuscripts Cancionero de Palacio and the Codex Segovia which feature composers Encina, Enriquez, Triana, Agricola, Brumel, Obrecht, and the great Josquin. A time of new musical development, coming out of the late Middle Ages and transitioning to the Renaissance, the end of the 15th century is characterized by a strong polyphonic tradition and the use both of voices and of instruments.
This program is generously supported by Ann H. Atkinson. Running time is approx 2hrs with intermission.
Join us for a live pre-show lecture in Jeanne Lamon Hall at 7 pm with Esteban La Rotta
Rebecca Claborn, voice
Michelle DeBoer, voice
Kerri McGonigle, gamba
Martin Gomes, voice
Ben Grossman, hurdy-gurdy, percussion
Paul Jenkins, voice, harp
Esteban La Rotta, lute
Alison Melville, recorders