¡Hispania! A Voyage from Spain to the Americas

Jeannette Sorrell, direction & program design
Sophia Burgos and Andréa Walker, sopranos
Jeremias Garcia, flamenco guitar

“Exhilarating… a fascinating exploration by a brilliant ensemble”
– John von Rhein, Chicago Classical Review

Premiered in 2024 in 5 sold-out concerts in Cleveland and Chicago!
A troupe of 17 international artists sets out on a vibrant musical journey from 16th-century Spain to baroque Latin America. In this new program designed by Jeannette Sorrell, the music of Spanish composers Diego Ortiz, Gaspar Sanz, and Santiago de Murcia blends virtuosity with lively dance rhythms. Crossing the Atlantic, we encounter Mexican and Peruvian influences. Sephardic ballads from the Jewish communities of Spain and Argentina ring with love and despair.
Instrumentation includes strings, baroque harp, baroque and flamenco guitar, and percussion.

What the critics say…

“Exhilarating… a fascinating exploration of the diaspora of Hispanic early music that progressed from North Africa to Spain to the colonial Americas…. Presiding over the sold-out concert with her usual stylish vitality, director and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell lent rattles of tambourine to the Spanish folkloric rhythms that her brilliant ensemble seized with infectious gusto….”
– John von Rhein, Chicago Classical Review

*Accomplished and exuberant… Jeannette Sorrell and her joyous troupe made this trip a theatrical thrill ride.”
– ClevelandClassical.com

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