Los Musicos de Alfonso free concert
Sunday, April 21
Time: 3 p.m. CDT
Location: Archabbey Church
Los Musicos de Alfonso, an ensemble that performs medieval music
from Spain and beyond, will give a free concert on Sunday, April
21, at 3 p.m. CDT in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St.
Los Musicos de Alfonso is comprised of former and current
students of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, hailing
primarily from the Early Music Institute.
The group's name derives from the source of a large portion of
the repertoire they are inspired by and want to explore. Alfonso X,
a 13th-century king of Castile and Léon whose reign began in 1252,
was a great admirer and patron of music and performers. Some of the
most important pieces of medieval repertoire, the Cantigas de Santa
Maria, were composed and performed at his court.
Composers' works to be presented include ones by Hildegard von
Bingen and Niccolò Da Perugia. Works to be performed are from the
Cantigas de Loor de Santa Maria (1284), Llibre Vermell de
Montserrat (1399), Las Huelgas Codex (circa 1300), as well as other
medieval-era sources. Musicians include vocals, percussion, vielle
(medieval fiddle) and hurdy-gurdy.
The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available
in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information,
contact Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at (812)