For one rapturous night only, Jordi Savall brings to Wellington the vibrant music of ancient Spain and Mexico in a performance that transcends time, cultures and continents.

In Folías Antiguas y Criollas, early music flourishes at the hands and bow of “superstar” (The New Yorker) Jordi Savall, his world-renowned ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the celebrated Mexican Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Brimming with creativity, these consummate performers give life to the thrumming melodies and infectious rhythms of conquistador Spain and folk traditions of Latin America – bridging the distance between old world and new.

Prepare yourself for a magical evening of spine-tingling, foot-stamping music from the best early music performers in the world.


Anon Folías antiguas (improvisations)
Anon Folias “Rodrigo Martinez” (improvisations)

Santiago de Murcia / Traditional huasteco Cumbes El Cielito Lindo

Gaspar Sanz / Son from Tixtla Jácaras / La Petenera

Diego Ortiz
Folia IV – Passamezzo antico I – Ruggiero
Romanesca VII – Passamezzo moderno II

 Santiago de Murcia / Traditional jarocho La Jota – María Chuchena

Antonio de Cabezón Folía: Pavana con su Glosa

Traditional de Tixtla Guaracha

Traditional jarocho El Balajú Jarocho
Pedro Guerrero Moresca
Traditional jarocho Los Chiles Verdes

Santiago de Murcia / Traditional jarocho Fandango – El Fandanguito

Antonio Martín y Coll Diferencias sobre las Folías

Francisco Correa de Arauxo Glosas sobre “Todo el mundo en general”

Anon Canarios (improvisations)

Antonio Valente Gallarda Napolitana – Jarabe Loco (jarocho) (improvisations)


(The Artists reserve the right to make changes to the programme.)



Saturday 24 Feb
7:30pm

Pre-show Artist Talk: Sat 24 Feb, 6pm, Renouf Foyer, Michael Fowler Centre




Michael Fowler Centre

2hrs 20mins (incl. 20 min interval)

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