Convivencia Re-Envisioned: The 3 Worlds of Renaissance Spain

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Event Description

**Student tickets for $5 will be available at the door. Must show student ID.

There will be a brief (30-min.), pre-concert lecture by Dr. Roger L. Martínez-Dávila beginning one hour before each performance: 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

Convivencia means coexistence, and in our season opener we explore many of the cross-cultural ties and themes that connect the three great cultures of early Spain: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. The music we examine will focus on the intersecting issues of life among the three cultures: love, dance, food & drink, dreams, secrets, and even on the war that brought the Iberian peninsula to turmoil for all three cultures at the end of the 15th century. 

The swirling, sensuous rhythms and exotic scales of Arabo-Andalusian and Sephardic music and the deeply felt, yet often humorously boisterous polyphonic works of the Spanish masters will be performed by almost thirty musicians, including vocalists and instrumentalists playing replicas of period instruments. The concert experience will be enhanced with a novel 3D video visualization of the medieval Spanish city of Plasencia, directed by
Dr. Roger L. Martínez-Dávilaa scholar of inter-religious coexistence in medieval Spain, currently serving as an assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado and a CONEX research fellow at the University Carlos III de Madrid. Join Dr. Martínez-Dávila for a brief (30-minute), pre-concert lecture an hour before each performance!

Our featured guest is internationally renowned recorder player, Nina SternAdditional special guest artists include Oakland’s Peter Maund (historical percussion) & Austin’s Kamran Hooshmand (santur & barbat).

Venue and Parking Details

Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8PM:
    • St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th Street

Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3PM:
    • Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane


Media Sponsor:

KMFA Radio  

Special Thanks:

TEMP is very proud to be in residence at the
Armstrong Community Music School

Public Funding:

Texas Early Music Project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Corporate Employee Match 

Dell Computers 
Exxon Mobil 

September 5th, 2015  8:00 pmSeptember 6th, 2015  3:00 pm