Early Music Ensemble


Spanish Cantatas by Nebra and De la Puente

Early Music Festival

IBERICA Early Music Festival presents: A Saturday morning of lectures, workshops focusing on Spanish Early music. Recorder, viola da gamba and lute classes. Self-accompanying techniques; Lecture demonstration on loud band instruments and Mateo Flecha "Ensaladas".

Website: www.ibericaearlymusicfestival.com 

 

The Muses of Urania and Calliope c. 1634  by Simon Vouet;  National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Tischbein

Velazquez

Caravaggio

Murillo

El Fuego presents: Italian Prologues and Spanish Baroque Cantatas by Monteverdi, Strozzi and Literes.

Goddesses and muses compete to reign the world; who will have last word?

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Malina Rauschenfels, voice, violin and cello; Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano. Matvey Lapin, violin; Gail Anne Schroeder, viola da gamba; Paula Must, harpsichord.
   Sunday May 22nd, 3:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission $15

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com

 

El Fuego presents: A selection of songs from Shakespeare time by John Dowland (1563-1626) and Jose Marin  (1619-1699)

“To sing or not to sing...a Villancico” is a performance of intimate, sorrowful and cheerful songs about unrequited love, featuring Elizabethan style compositions and their counter parts in Spain.

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, lute, baroque guitar and artistic direction;  Tamsin Simmill, mezzo-soprano; Juan Alamo, percussion; Special guest: Caroline Usher, lute and four-course guitar.
   Sunday October 18th, 3:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission $15

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com

 

Sunday

Next!

Past Performances

El Fuego presents: A Spanish Baroque Zarzuela (Music play) by Antonio de Literes (1673-1747).

“Acis and Galatea” is a play with music about how the shepherd Acis and his rival the Cyclop Polyphemus fall in love with the sea nymph Galatea. Fun for all ages!

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Molly Quinn, Tamsin Simmill,  Malina Rauschenfels, Lewis Moore, singers; Matvey Lapin and Allison Willet, baroque violins;  Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello; Paula Maust, harpsichord. Special guest: William Lycan, actor.
   Sunday August 30th, 3:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission: $10

Children under 12: free

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com

 

Acis and Galatea

Keeping the flame alive!

A Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert: 12:00 NOON:  EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble (Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Tamsin Simmill, mezzo-soprano; Matvey Lapin and Peter Lekx, violins; Malina Rauschenfels, soprano and cello; Paula Maust, harpsichord)
“Furtive Fire” Sacred and Secular Spanish Baroque Cantatas and arias from Operas and Zarzuelas by Antonio de Literes (1673-1747) and José de Nebra (1702-1768) in the style of Pergolesi and Handel. Lindsay Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. General Admission $20, Senior $10, Student $5. Phone: 617-922-9667; Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com. Website: www.elfuegofire.com and www.facebook.com/elfuegoearlymusic

 

Furtive Fire

El Fuego (meaning ‘fire’ in Spanish) has impressed  audiences with their synthesis of early music and folk styles; their versatility as singers and multi-instrumentalists is shown in their unique repertoire from Spain and the New World colonies.  Now based in Chapel Hill, NC, Artistic Director Salomé Sandoval has received wide acclaim for singing while providing her own continuo parts on lutes and guitars; together with period instrumentalists, El Fuego creates an unusually rich sound, full of melodic and rhythmic excitement in their performance of Villancicos, Xácaras and other sacred vocal repertoire, as well as stage music, keeping the flame of little-known musical masters burning in the 21st century.

About El Fuego

IBERICA Early Music Festival presents: A Saturday morning of lectures, workshops focusing on Spanish Early music. Recorder, viola da gamba and lute classes. Self-accompanying techniques; Lecture demonstration on loud band instruments and Mateo Flecha "Ensaladas".

   At 8:00 p.m. EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble presents "Love is out!" a zarzuela (music play) by Sebastian Duron: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Malina Rauschenfels, Tracy Cowart, Matvey Lapin, Gail Ann Schroeder, Pat Petersen, Douglas Young, Spiff Wiegand and the Women's Voices Chorus.
   September 3rd, 2016. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC.

Phone: 617-922-9667; General Audience: $15, Seniors and Students with ID: $10, Children: $5.

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.ibericaearlymusicfestival.com 

 

"Love and Courage" 

12

17th

2017

Goddesses of Nature

SEPT

​03rd

Spanish Medieval

Chant and Catigas

Cupid's Fire

El Fuego presents: A selection of fun Villancicos and Ensaladas (quod Libet) by Mateo Flecha  (1481-1553) and composers from Colonial Latin-America time.

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, vihuela, baroque guitar and artistic direction;  Special guest singers and viol consort.
   Saturday December 17th, 2016 6:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission $15, Seniors and Students with ID: $10.

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com

 

A New World Christmas!

To sing or not to sing...a Villancico!

EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble presents a selection of Spanish Baroque cantatas by Jose de Nebra and Juan Manuel de la Puente : Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Malina Rauschenfels, voice and violin; guest chamber baroque ensemble.
Saturday April 29th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Chapel Hill, NC.

General Audience: $15, Seniors and Students with ID: $10.

Phone: 617-922-9667; Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

 

 

02

11th

El Fuego presents: A selection of songs from Spain, Italy and the New world colonies featuring Cupid and love themes.

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Salomé Sandoval, voice, lute, baroque guitar and artistic direction; Malina Rauschenfels, voice and castanets; RomanTestroet, tenor; Lewis Moore, baritone; Allison Willet, violin; Kelly Roudabush, recorder and flute.
   Sunday February 14th, 3:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin street, Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission $15

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com

 

EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble presents "Love and Courage" (Amor Aumenta el Valor) and opera by Jose de Nebra: Salomé Sandoval, soprano, baroque guitar, archlute and artistic direction; Malina Rauschenfels, voice and violin; guest chamber baroque ensemble.
Saturday September 09th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Chapel Hill, NC.

General Audience: $15, Seniors and Students with ID: $10.

Phone: 617-922-9667; Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

 

 

04

29th

09

09th

2016

El Fuego presents: A selection of medieval chant from the Huelgas Codex and songs from "Cantigas de Santa Maria"

   EL FUEGO Early Music Ensemble: Malina Rauschenfels, voice and vielle; Salomé Sandoval, soprano, vihuela, and artistic direction.
   Saturday February 11th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Chapel Hill, NC. General Admission $15, Seniors and Students with ID: $10.

Phone: 617-922-9667;

Email: elfuegofire@gmail.com.

Website: www.elfuegofire.com