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Manila Galleon Music

Date & Time: Saturday August 10, 7:30  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: TBD

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Program

Manila Galleon Music – The Renaissance in the Philippines and outside of Europe.

florante-aguilar-bw-1024x577What a delight to be joined once again by Florante Aguilar, internationally-renowned guitarist, composer and documentary film-maker! Mr. Aguilar performed frequently with us during our first year of our original Polyphony Project and we can’t wait to have him back. He is a recognized expert on the music of Harana, Philippine music inspired by the music of the Spanish Renaissance and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Harana, the Movie.” San Francisco Renaissance Dancers will perform dances of the period and our singers will perform Mexican Polyphony and music of the Aztecs and Incas.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

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San Francisco Renaissance Voices made our debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences.

We have consistently earned praise for our “gossamer sound … a sound something akin to spiritual levitation” as well as recognition for our imaginative programming and christened the Bay Area’s”hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble by San Francisco Classical Voice and in 2010 SFWeekly chose us as “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition. We are the San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon.

Our Opera Early & Ancient San Francisco mini-series seeks to present to our audiences operatic and related works from the Medieval through Baroque periods and has included such works as our “technicolor” production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum (“Hildegard’s little-performed musical mantra rang out anew” – Los Angeles Times) and the west coast premiere of William Boyce’s Solomon (“The performance was often exciting and even eye-opening … a performance other groups struggle to achieve on record” – San Francisco Classical Voice). Join us soon for one of our exciting concerts!

 

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