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An Empire of Silver & Gold


An Empire of Silver & Gold



FRI, NOV 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
SAT, NOV 17, 2018, 7:30 PM

First Baptist Church
SW 12th & Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205

SUN, NOV 18, 2018, 3:00 PM
Kaul Auditorium
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

Discover the baroque music of 18th-century Latin America.

An Empire of Silver & Gold

PBO welcomes Dr. Daniel Zuluaga back to PBO to lead this trailblazing program of music that was gathered from the archives of Latin American cathedrals. Five singers, two guitars, dulcian, violins, cello, cornetto, harp, and percussion blend familiar baroque sounds with distinct Latin American style. Zuluaga (guitar, lute, theorbo) shares this historically complex music from the nexus point between Spain and Latin America.

The musical culture created by Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the western hemisphere represents an intriguing final chapter of the 20th century’s intrepid Baroque revival.


Nell Snaidas, Soprano
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, Soprano
Solange Merdinian, Mezzo Soprano
Joel González Estrada, Tenor
Adrian Rosas, Bass-Baritone

Nell Snaidas has been praised by The New York Times for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances.
Jennifer Ellis Kampani’s “stylish and nimble” (Chicago Tribune) soprano voice has been praised for its many qualities including “sumptuous tones and iridescent waves of musical color
— Opera Today
Mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian is acclaimed for her “smoldering stage presence” (New York Times) and her “richly-hued voice” (BBC Music magazine). credits tenor Joel González Estrada’s performances for “great conviction, humor, and appropriately bright vocal color.
According to The New York Times Adrian Rosas is “a stalwart bass-baritone with a burnished voice

Program to Include

Juan de Araujo: ¡Ay, andar a tocar, a cantar, a baylar!  
Anonymous/Codex Martínez Compañón: Lanchas para baylar
Anonymous / Codex Martínez Compañón: Ynfelizes ojos míos

Pre-concert talk one hour before the concert

Earlier Event: November 16
The Wizard of Oz
Later Event: November 16
Northwest Piano Trio & Friends