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.


Folías antiguas (Ancient folías)
Diego Ortiz  La Spagna
Anon. (CMP 121)  Folías antiguas (improvisations)
Anon. (CMP 12)  Folías “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 from Tixtla  Guaracha (improvisations) – El arrancazacate

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 (improvisations) – Jarabe loco (jarocho)

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

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Saturday 24 Feb
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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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