El Fuego (meaning ‘fire’ in Spanish) has impressed Boston, MA 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 and Xácaras and other vocal repertoire, keeping the flame of little-known musical masters burning in the 21st century.
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 and Jose de Nebra 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.elfuegofire.com and www.facebook.com/elfuegoearlymusic
Keeping the flame!
Early Music Ensemble