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GEMAS presents Cuban Early Music Ensemble ARS LONGA

  • St. Paul's Chapel at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 1160 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

On their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents "Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World," a program centered around villancicos of celebrated eighteenth century Cuban maestro de capillaEsteban Salas alongside baroque works from Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru.

Dubbed "one of the most significant concerts of the season" by The New Yorker, Ars Longa's packed-house New York debut was presented at Corpus Christi Church as part of Music Before 1800 in collaboration with GEMAS (Americas Society & GEMS). Ars Longa was founded in Havana in 1994 by Teresa Paz and Aland López, and since 1995, the organization has been part of the Historian’s Office of Havana City. Latin American and Cuban music of the colonial era is a core part of group’s repertory. Over the past twenty years, Ars Longa has performed regularly at the most prestigious music venues of the island and has given concerts and participated in international festivals in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Ecuador.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.

This concert is a co-production with Music at St. Paul's, the sacred music program of the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University.