EnsAmble Ad-Hoc to perform concert at Byron Colby Barn
GRAYSLAKE— EnsAmble Ad-Hoc performs "El Villano al Tamboril" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 10 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. Admission is $18 for adults and is available at the door only (cash or check). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children younger than 16 are admitted free.
The “El Villano al Tamboril” program transports audiences to 16th and 17th century Spain with lively song-dances such as the villanos, romances (Spanish ballads) and villancicos. EnsAmble Ad-Hoc offers spirited interpretations of carefully crafted texts and music. Enjoy the Spanish Siglo d'Oro (Golden Age) with works by Vásquez, Guerrero, Pisador, Aranies and anonymous settings of texts by Lope de Vega and other authors.
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc was created in Bogotá, Colombia by Francy Acosta (soprano) and José Luis Posada (lute & Baroque guitar) under the guidance and support of Early Music specialist Eduardo Vargas. The founders’ interest in further knowledge to better approach the repertoires they performed brought them to the United States to pursue graduate studies in Early Music. The ensemble specializes in the performance of pre-classical repertoires, with special attention to Italian and Spanish music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The core duet may be joined by ad-hoc members according to the nature of each program.
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc has performed in Colombia, the United States and Mexico. Some appearances include recitals at the Marinillla Religious Music Festival (Marinilla, Colombia), the cycle Música Antigua en Bogotá, the Bloomington Early Music Festival (Bloomington, IN), the musical series of Trinity Church (Cleveland, OH), the International Festival of Women Composers (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), the Noveno Encuentro de la Canción Infantil (Mexico, D.F.), and the First Latin American Guitar Festival (Chicago, IL). The ensemble recently worked on a project of Spanish Cantigas of the Middle Ages with volunteers of the Blessed Sacrament Paris in Chicago.
Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a unique concert experience at the Byron Colby Barn. The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road.
Performances at the Byron Colby Barn are BYOB, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends. Ample free parking is located adjacent to the Barn. Information about all upcoming events at the Byron Colby Barn is at www.prairiecrossing.com/bcbarn.