Lamentación y Esperanza

One of music’s greatest powers is its ability to wordlessly express the extreme depths of human emotion. 2020 brought with it much loss, sadness, and destruction, but there remains for many of us a strong sense of hope for the future. Originally this concert was meant to be a collection of music from colonial South America, but we decided it would be more fitting to curate a program that would reflect upon the tumultuous year we are all experiencing. Through this collection of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American choral works with texts relating to lament and loss, hope and light, we seek to, in our own humble way, honor and remember those who’ve been lost, and to express hope for a brighter future. Recorded in high definition video and audio at historic Mission Concepción in San Antonio, this program will include music by Lôbo, Magalhães, López de Capillas, Padilla, Guerrero, Victoria, and others, and will include, as you’ve come to expect from our annual Hispanic program, more than a couple modern world premieres.

Saturday, November 21, 2020 — 7:30pm CDT (12:30am UTC)

Ticket sales for this event will open in October.

Please note that this is not a live, in-person concert but instead a professionally recorded concert video.

Ticket prices are reduced from those of our in-person concerts. Suggested ticket prices are $20 (General), $15 (Senior), and $10 (Young Adult).

Pay-as-you-can pricing is also available; patrons are asked simply to enter in an amount that works for them, with no questions asked and no judgment passed. We believe the arts are our collective cultural heritage and should be available to all regardless of financial means.

In place of our usual informal pre-concert talk, each piece on the program will be preceded by a brief video conversation involving our musicians
casually talking about the piece, what they think is unique or special about it, and points of interest to listen for.

Author: Billy

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