It tells you something about the low international profile of Spanish music that the pieces we most associate with the country... Bizet’s Carmen and Ravel’s Bolero... were composed by Frenchmen. Grover Wilkins and his Dallas-based Orchestra of New Spain are working to change that situation. - Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
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DID YOU KNOW...
The orchestra gets its name from the present area of Texas and Mexico which was originally called New Spain by the Spanish explorers. We seek to present music from 'Old' Spain in the land of New Spain.
Pegasus Musical Society 501(c)3 dba Orchestra of New Spain
Seville & Dance
from Cathedral to the Street
with Danica Sena Flamenco
Dallas’ Orchestra of New Spain produces an original
take on the traditional gypsy Flamenco Mass of Andalusia, transforming it into
a blend of high culture of the
Cathedral with the highly emotive flamenco dance of the Street. Inspired by the
Spanish tradition of Los Seises (six altar boys) who perform a dance before the
alter for Corpus Christi, this production places
flamenco between the five parts of a magnificent baroque mass composed by
Francisco Courcelle in 1750 a wedding celebration. San Francisco-based Danica Sena, award winning Spanish dancer, choreographer and
teacher is creating new choreography for her company of Spanish flamenco
artists Son y Tacon as well as for
the dancers of Katie Cooper’s Dallas based Avant
Chamber Ballet. Original paintings by Juan Carlos del Valle, a well known
Mexico City based artist known for bold contemporary works (recently seen at
the Dallas Biblical Museum), will be the projected backdrop for the program.
Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm & Friday, February 17, 8pm | City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street, Dallas
$75 / $50 / $25 / $10 student*