DUO SERAPHIM: PRESS KIT / MATERIALS FOR PRESENTERS
A very special concert of music for voices and lutes will be performed in the intimate St. Alban Episcopal Church sanctuary as two internationally-known ensembles with a Cleveland connection join forces. Mignarda (Donna Stewart and Ron Andrico) will be joined by EnsAmble Ad-Hoc (Francy Acosta and José Luis Posada) to present music that dates from the 15th through the 17th centuries.
Ithaca, NY-based Mignarda will present 15th and 16th century music for Christmas and Epiphany by English, Spanish and German composers, and Chicago-based EnsAmble Ad-Hoc will feature Spanish music of 16th and 17th centuries drawn from their program, Angeles del zielo. The musicians will combine for the music of Tomás Luis de Victoria.
Donna Stewart & Ron Andrico
Mignarda specialize in performing music that resides in the grey zone between folk and art music, with interpretations that follow the renaissance ideal of 'moving the passions' of the listener. As Mignarda approach their 10-year anniversary, they are poised to release their 9th CD, music from John Dowland's A Pilgrimes Solace.
ABOUT ENSAMBLE AD-HOC
Francy Acosta (soprano) and José Luis Posada (lute & Baroque guitar), originally from Bogotá, Colombia and currently based in the Chicago area, specialize in Italian and Spanish music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Performances have taken them from Bogotá, Colombia, to Mexico and across the US. Among their impressive roster of credentials, Francy and José Luis both hold advanced degrees from Case Western Reserve, with a concentration in Early Music.
Both active teachers as well as performers, Francy currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies, and José Luis, who also performs traditional Colombian music, was recently commissioned to create arrangements of traditional music for the Colombian Symphony Orchestra.
For more information about EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, visit their web site at ensambleadhoc.com/