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September 3rd, 2016, 7:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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September 4th, 2016, 3:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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September 20th, 2016, 7:00PM

Los Tonos Humanos

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Los Tonos Humanos

September 21st, 2016, 7:00PM

Los Tonos Humanos

In the second half of the seventh century, human tones were predominantly strophic songs in one voice with basso continuo accompaniment or exceptionally, with tablature for baroque guitar. In this stream converge a multitude of cultural events of the time, from various social universes. Despite its brevity, these songs are able to recreate, with an economy of surprising ways, each of the characters, plots, legends, tales, stories, properties and archetypical situations that proliferated in all genres and subgenres of poetry, novels, theater and even painting of this time. Los Tonos Humanos emerged in 2004 as an intimate musical concept: a group aimed at small spaces and intimate public, in order to interpret with replicas of instruments and historical criteria, musical repertoire from the Middle Ages to the Spanish Baroque and colonial era, and other European repertoires. Los Tonos Humanos is composed of musicians specializing in this repertoire who have performed at events throughout México and other countries. This group comprises three great musicians from Puebla, Mexico: Elisa Ávalos (soprano), Omar Ruiz García (Renaissance flutes), Manuel Mejía (Lute and Renaissance guitarrilla)

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Featured Composer

William Byrd

William Byrd

1537-1623 Known as the “Father of British Music”, William Byrd in 1563 was appointed organist and choirmaster of Lincoln Cathedral, later moving to London to become co-organist with Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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