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2022-2023 Season Announcements!

Sat, Oct 1, 7:30 pm 
Zion Lutheran Church
6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas TX 75214 
Tickets $30, $10 students
 
Marianna Martines: a woman composer in Vienna in the time of Haydn and Mozart

From the concert halls of Vienna come orchestral works of two 18th c. composers. Marianna Martines was the most acclaimed female composer of her time, while Haydn was still a little-known harpsichordist who lived in the upstairs attic!

 

Program:

Marianna Martines Piano Concerto in G

Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Concerto in G

Patricia García Gil on fortepiano

Countertenor Nicholas Garza & Soprano

Jendi Tarde in arias of Martines

Click this link for a behind-the-scenes video with Patricia García Gil!

Marianna Martines

Franz Josef Haydn

Patricia García Gil

Sat, Oct 15, 6:30 pm
Salon Concert I
Home of arts patrons Richard and Enika Schulze
Wine, Buffet, Valet $70
Address provided with ticket purchase

 

Patricia García Gil returns for a Solo Recital

 

Prominent women, often highly accomplished performers and composers themselves, hosted the cultural and intellectual salons of the 18th century and contributed significantly to piano culture. Ms. García Gil introduces the pianoforte works of Martines and Pauline Viardot, salonieres of Spanish origin, and compares the sounds with a contemporary grand piano.

Sun, Dec 11, 6 pm 
Christmas at Our Redeemer 
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
7611 Park Lane, Dallas TX 75225
Complimentary, donations appreciated

On the theme of Old World/New World, this seasonal favorite features a lively program of baroque cantatas, villancicos and carols from Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, and Spain.

(Reception to follow)

Epiphany Free Community Concerts
(same program as Christmas Concert)

 
Sat, Jan 7, 6:30 pm (Reception to follow)
St Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
8131 Military Parkway, Dallas 75227


Sun, Jan 8,  time TBA
St Luke United Methodist Church
5710 ERL Thornton Freeway Dallas 75228

Adoration of the Magi

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1660

This season's “On the Road” concert takes us to Fort Worth for a free concert coinciding with the exhibition “Murillo/ From Heaven to Earth”
 
Sat, Jan 14, 2pm  
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76107

 

Spanish Music from the Dance:
From Murillo to Boccherini  

Program: Celebrate Murillo with Boccherini Guitar Quintet No. 4 "Fandango"

Seating is first come first served, or via membership with the Kimbell Art Museum

Mark your calendars 
for the second half of our season! 
Sat, Mar 4

Booker T Washington Auditorium

Tickets $30, $10 students

Featuring the celebrated Boston early music/world music innovators, Rumbarroco.

Brilliant exponents of a fusion of Afro-Cuban and indigenous Latin American musics with European classical music producing new musical genres that popularize the diverse multicultural aspects of the rhythmic patterns that have been passed down from the Middle Ages to today. 

Their second appearance on our series in a weekend shared with Booker T Washington. Very cool.

 

Fri-Sat, March 24-25, 2023
Cantatas & Villancicos
 

Featuring 

Nicholas Garza & Hailey Sicking
The Viennese had their symphonies, the Italians their operas, and the Spanish the Street theater and the liturgy.

While the King worshipped to the sounds of the Capilla Real, the people were in the public theaters for the major writers and the half-time distraction of the Tonadillas—intermezzos—for real entertainment.

Venue tba. 

Tickets $30, $10 students

 

Saturday, April 29, Home & Garden II

Spring Salon Concert
No more “Summers in May” on the lawn for the Spring salon.
We’re indoors for a change.

Venue tba.

 

May 11-13

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas TX  75201

Back to Baroque On Stage at the Moody

Celebrating 10 years of Opera, Dance and Zarzuela created on stage at the Moody. Experience exciting, hilarious,

poignant and glorious moments from our modern premières of the best of Spanish language musical theater.

 

Fri, Jun 9

Celebrating Juneteenth

Zion Lutheran Church

6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas TX 75214
Lewisville June 14
Once again ONS brings music of Black composers you may or may not know!

Featuring soprano Alfreylyn Roberts singing traditional spirituals and other more modern compositions

Stay tuned for upcoming details!

North Texas Giving Day: September 22!

Invest in the Orchestra of New Spain
and our mission to introduce in concert the lost music of Baroque Spain and Latin America!

Please contribute to funding our educational initiatives, including:

  • In-School Individual and Group String Lessons this fall

  • Summer Strings Camp June 2023

  • Theatrical Production Attendance and Artist Residencies

 

Our NTX Giving Day page is now open!

Thank you for your generosity and support.
Click this link to schedule your gift today!

Last concert of our 2021-2022 Season

Thanks to all of you who attended one of our three "Celebrating Juneteenth and Black composers of classical music" concerts featuring celebrated soprano and versatile local chorus master, Alfrelynn Roberts, in a program of John Carter and Courtney Carey’s arrangements of traditional spirituals "I Wanna Be Ready" and "Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel". The exploration included works of local protégé Quinn Mason in Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud), honoring French composer Darius Milhaud, and Florence Price’s rhythmically appealing Adoration. Afro Cuban Jose White Lafitte, a composer with an exceptional career in teaching and performing starting from the Paris Conservatory and leading to a position as court musician in Brazil, was represented in our program with La Bella Cubana. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was the outlier in our programming: London-born and educated, he wrote in the romantic European style of the 19th C with nary a hint of the Americas heard among the others. It was a program of revelation of and honor to composers who have overcome and succeeded.

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TACA's recent Pop-Up Grant Recipient


The Orchestra of New Spain’s second annual Celebrating Juneteenth was one of 5 North Texas programs to receive TACA's May/June 2022 Pop-Up Grant.


Orchestra of New Spain’s second annual "Celebrating Juneteenth" concert presented a creative program featuring the music of legendary Black composers Florence Price, John Carter, and Afro-Cuban composer Jose White, along with Dallas' own up-and-coming Quinn Mason. This moving concert was performed in three communities across Dallas and met with enthusiastic standing ovations.

2022 Summer Strings Camp

Highlights 

Out 21-22 season ended with a rewarding final concert of the 2022 Summer Strings Camp. New Spain musicians and Dallas ISD faculty worked with a total of 135 students this summer, a fine group of campers who displayed a notably higher standard than in past years. Clearly young talents are emerging earlier! We are making plans to continue working with these students in DISD during the 2022-23 school year. 

Thanks for following the Orchestra of New Spain
as we continue to bring you exciting music
in safe Live Concert situations.

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