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Giving historically informed performances since 2012, Marin Baroque has raised the bar for Baroque-era chamber concerts and staged operas.
SAN ANSELMO, CA — Explore magnificent vocal and instrumental music from North and South America when Marin Baroque presents My Pleasure, My Passion on Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in San Anselmo’s First Presbyterian Church.
My Pleasure, My Passion will present music written in the Baroque era (ca. 1600-1750) by church composers of European descent living in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and California. Despite the conditions of slavery under Spanish rule, some missionaries reached out to their African and Indigenous populations, blending those languages and characteristic rhythms with European melodies and structures. These multicultural mixings underpin traditional Latin American music to this day.
Music Director Daniel Canosa will conduct the Marin Baroque choir and soloists accompanied by performers on period instruments. Soloists will include Helene Zindarsian and Katelan Bowden (soprano), Jessica Winn (alto), Dan Cromeenes (countertenor), Corey Head (tenor), Jefferson Packer (baritone) and John Kendall Bailey (bass).
My Pleasure, My Passion is a continuation of a project on Baroque music in the Americas that Canosa began in 2022.
Tickets are $15-30, available in advance on Eventbrite and at the door starting at 7:00 PM. Current Marin County COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.
MY PLEASURE, MY PASSION — AT A GLANCE
My Pleasure, My Passion
Daniel Canosa, conductor
Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA
Ticket link on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marin-baroque-presents-my-pleasure-my-passion-tleycantimo-choquiliya-tickets-549609164807?aff=ebdssbeac
Info: (415) 497-6634
Vocal and instrumental music from the Americas ca. 1600-1800, performed by expert period instrumentalists and vocalists. Composers include Gaspar Fernándes, Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Manuel de Zumaya, and anonymous works preserved in Missions of California and Latin America.
Helene Zindarsian, soprano
Katelan Bowden, soprano
Jessica Winn, mezzo-soprano
Dan Cromeenes, countertenor
Corey Head, tenor
Jefferson Packer, baritone
John Kendall Bailey, bass
Aaron Westman, Baroque violin
Anna Washburn, Baroque violin
Farley Pearce, Baroque cello
Roy Whelden, Violone
Letitia Berlin, Recorders
Frances Blaker, Recorders
George Benton England, Baroque guitar
Eugene Petrushansky, Harpsichord
Allen Biggs, Perussion
MY PLEASURE, MY PASSION — DEEP DIVE
Para Dar Luz Inmortal
Mission Santa Clara – Compiled by Narciso Duran (1776-1846)
Tleycantimo Choquiliya (My pleasures, My Passion)
Gaspar Fernándes (ca. 1565-1629) – Puebla, Mexico
Cachua: La Despedida, de Guamachuco
Anonymous, Codex Martínez Compañón, (s. XVIII) – Trujillo, Peru
Manuel de Zumaya (1678-1755) – Oaxaca, Mexico
Lanchas Para Baylar
Codex Martínez Compañón
Anonymous, Musical Archive of Chiquitos y Moxos, Bolivia, Edited by P. Nawrot
Entre los Alamos Verdes
Anonymous, Codex Zuola (s. XVII) – Cuzco, Peru
Desvelado Dueño Mio
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (1644¬-1728) – Lima, Peru
Misa a la Fuga de St. Joseph
Atr. Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650-1716) – Musical Archive of Chiquitos, Bolivia, Edited by P. Nawrot
Xochipitzahuatl (Flor Menuda)
Anonymous, Traditional, Central Mexico
Tonada del Congo
Codex Martínez Compañón
Eso Rigor e Repente
Andres, Do queda el Ganado?
A Este Sol Peregrino
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco
COMPOSERS and MUSICAL SOURCES
Portuguese-born composer Gaspar Fernándes (1566-1629) arrived in the New World in 1599 and served first as organist and chapel master at the cathedral in Guatemala, moving to what is now Mexico in 1606 where he worked in Puebla until his death in 1629.
TOMÁS DE TORREJÓN Y VELASCO
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (1644-1728) was born and raised in Spain, but he pursued his musical career in Peru. He is best known as the composer of the earliest surviving opera written in the New World, titled “La Púrpura De La Rosa.”
MANUEL DE ZUMAYA
Manuel de Sumaya, or Zumaya (b. 1680 Mexico City, d. 1755 Oaxaca), was a composer, organist, and chapel master who is usually considered the most prolific representative of Baroque music in the Americas. Author of the first Mexican opera, Zumaya’s music is found in collections in the Cathedrals of Mexico and Oaxaca and other churches from the New Spain territories, now belonging to the US and Guatemala.
CODEX MARTÍNEZ COMPAÑÓN
Codex Martínez Compañón is the first folkloric research done in America in the dioceses of Trujillo by the bishop Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón y Bujanda (1737-1797). During his extensive visit to his spiritual domains, Martínez Compañón made notes on the most diverse aspects observed in the life of the people of his diocese, including 1,411 beautiful watercolors, 38 of which refer directly or indirectly to music. Included on his notes are 20 music manuscripts of transcriptions of what he heard while people were singing and dancing.
The Codex Zuola from Cuzco, Peru, was one of the first documents about ancient Latin American music. This important collection of anonymous music was brought together by Fray Gregorio de Zuola, a Franciscan, who served some dozen years at Cochabamba in what is now Bolivia (1666-1678), and later transferred to the Urquillos and Cuzco where he died on November 28, 1709. The songs on the Zuola codex are of great interest because they can be seen as an intermediary between the Hispanic tradition of tonos humanos, and the traditional monody of the Andes area of Peru, Chile and Argentina.
MEET OUR CONDUCTOR
Hailed as one of the best conductors of his generation, Argentine-born Daniel Canosa has led orchestras in Argentina, the United States, and Europe with performances of symphonic and choral masterworks from all periods. Currently living in California, he is the music director and conductor of ECHO Chamber Orchestra, artistic director and conductor of the Apollo Symphony Orchestra, the music director of Marin Baroque, and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo.
Mr. Canosa was educated in orchestral conducting and composition at the Argentine Catholic University and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He studied Baroque repertoire under Argentine maestro Sergio Siminovich in Buenos Aires and under conductor Nicholas McGegan in Berkeley, California. While extending his professional career in Europe, Mr. Canosa was mentored by the legendary Sergiu Celibidache, music director of the Munich Philharmonic, focusing on the Classical and Romantic repertoires.
WATCH MARIN BAROQUE
My Pleasure, My Passion is a continuation of a project on Baroque music in the Americas that began in 2022. Click here (https://www.marinbaroque.org/videos) to watch videos from that and other Marin Baroque concerts.72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
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