Latin Baroque Mingling

Friday, October 21 at 7pm

Providence College. Free admission

Saturday, October 22 at 7pm

Church of the Covenant

67 Newbury Street, Boston

This concert presents diverse soundscapes created by the intermixture in Latin America of the music of the Europeans, Africans, and indigenous peoples commingling in the New World since the Baroque Period.

We will focus in particular on the Festivities that may have allowed social classes and cultures to coexist, even if briefly. This includes processional celebrations such as the feast of Corpus Christi and genres like the Black Villancicos or Negrillas.

The ensemble includes voices, violin. Renaissance guitar, viola da gamba, keyboards, as well as Latin American percussion instruments and guitars. Music from the Oaxaca Codex, Gaspar Fernandez, Juan de Herrera, the Coimbra Manuscript, and others.


Adriana Ruiz, voice

Daniela Tosic, voice

Cynthia Mathiesen, violin & viola da gamba

Ricardo Matute, percussion

Katherine Shao, keyboards

Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, Renaissance guitar

Tickets: $35 Reserved tickets; $20 General entrance tickets; $5 Low income tickets.
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Laury Guttierez

We are proud to announce that Laury Gutiérrez is the first recipient of the Thomas Zajac Memorial Scholarship. Early Music America has started the biennial Thomas Zajac Memorial Scholarship, selected by a jury of musicians who knew or worked with the great multi-instrumentalist and educator, Tom Zajac (1956-2015).


To unite diverse communities by highlighting the fusion and confluence of the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through musical performances and educational outreach.

Rumbarroco Ensemble

RUMBARROCO’s Mission We show the European influence on Afro-American and indigenous music in Latin America, as well as how the fusion of those types of music with European classical music produced new musical genres. We recreate, preserve, and popularize the diverse multicultural aspects of the rhythmic patterns that have been passed down from the Middle Ages to today. And for this purpose we have formed a Latin-Baroque Fusion ensemble of musicians using period, folk, and contemporary popular instruments. Rumbarroco also aims to promote awareness and enjoyment of the musical and cultural similarities and distinctions between Orient and Occident, and among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, as experienced through Latin-American music. We seek to unite today’s diverse communities through the powerful transformative passion of the music we play. Finally, we employ music as a tool for cultural integration, especially for the empowerment of youth in their personal growth.


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Mail: PO Box 15309, Boston, MA, 02215



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