Grammy Award-Winning Hespèrion XXI Will Perform at Baylor's School of Music

Nov. 9, 2012
Jordi SavallJordi Savall Of Hesperion XXI

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 9)-- Grammy Award-winning Hespèrion XXI, an international music ensemble founded by Spanish viol player Jordi Savall, will perform at Baylor University as part of the School of Music's Distinguished Artist Series.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

"Jordi Savall is one of the world's finest musicians, an expert on historical performance practice from the Middle Ages through the Baroque Era. At the master class, students of the Baylor Early Music Ensemble will perform renaissance music for him, and he will coach them on their repertoire. This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the working methods of a special musician and hear his insight about the music firsthand," said Jann Cosart, associate professor of Baylor musicology and director of the Baylor Early Music Ensembles.

The concert, "The Musical Europe: The Golden Age of Consort Viol Music, 1500-1700," will be divided into six sections: "Italian Dances of the Venetian Renaissance," "Elizabethan Consort Music," "Spanish Dances and Variations," "Music for King Louis XIII," "German Music" and "European Baroque Music."

Among the composers whose works will be heard are Anthony Holborne, John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Luys de Milán, Antonio de Cabezón, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein and Henry Purcell.

Hespèrion XXI, originally Hespèrion XX, was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1974.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Baylor School of Music box office at 254-710-3571 or visit Tickets may also be purchased at the School of Music box office in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door in Roxy Grove Hall, beginning 30 minutes prior to the concert.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, 254-710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce.

The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

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