Meadows Museum welcomes Orchestra of New Spain June 17

Orchestra of New SpainSoloists from Dallas’ Orchestra of New Spain will play “The Mexican Legacy: Music From the Mexican Baroque” at 6:30 p.m. June 17 in the Virginia Meadows Galleries of SMU’s Meadows Museum.

The concert is part of the Museum’s celebration of its latest major exhibition, Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector. The repertoire features music recently transcribed by Northwestern University scholar Drew Edward Davies as part of a nationwide project in Mexico to catalog and digitize the collections of several major Mexican cathedrals.

The program features parts of a Vespers service by Santiago Billoni found in Mexico’s Durango Cathedral. Contrasting works from other Mexican and Spanish archives will be interspersed among the Vespers psalms.

Admission is free. No reservation required; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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