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Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World

Ars Longa cropped squareOn their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents "Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World," a program centered around villancicos of celebrated eighteenth century Cuban maestro de capilla Esteban Salas alongside baroque works from Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru.

Dubbed "one of the most significant concerts of the season" by The New Yorker, Ars Longa's packed-house New York debut was presented at Corpus Christi Church as part of Music Before 1800 in collaboration with Americas Society and GEMS. Ars Longa was founded in Havana in 1994 by Teresa Paz and Aland López, and since 1995, the organization has been part of the Historian’s Office of Havana City. Latin American and Cuban music of the colonial era is a core part of group’s repertory. Over the past twenty years, Ars Longa has performed regularly at the most prestigious music venues of the island and has given concerts and participated in international festivals in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Ecuador.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.

This concert is a co-production with Music at St. Paul's, the sacred music program of the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

St Paul's Chapel at Columbia University
1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.