As part of the XXI Semana de Música Sacra de La Laguna, on Thursday, 11 April, at 8:00 pm, Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife will play Pergolesi’s  Stabat Mater at La Laguna Cathedral. 

This is the first time Auditorio de Tenerife’s two-year-old resident orchestra is playing in La Laguna. They are offering a Baroque Sacred Music programme, played with the instruments and style of the period, on the Stabat Mater, as for example the Sequence in the 1727 choir book.

Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife will be conducted, from the harpsichord, by Luis González in a version that includes dynamics from Spanish sources dating from the 18th century. In addition, they are performing Concerto No. 5, en G minor, delle 12 Concerti à Quatro da Chiesa, Op.II [Il Tempio Armonico] by Evaristo Felice  Dall'Abaco (1675-1742) ending with Sinfonia, in B minor, Santo Sepolcro RV169 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

The text of “Madre dolorosa junto a la Cruz” [Sorrowful Mother standing by the Cross] will be sung by soprano Estefanía Perdomo and countertenor Jorge García accompanied by the chords reinterpreted by the violin and the basso continuo of Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife.

This programme, which closes the XXI Semana de Música Sacra de La Laguna, is funded by the Cabildo Tenerife 2030 scheme, organised by the Junta de Hermandades y Cofradías de La Laguna and produced by ANDMUSICA in collaboration with the Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes.

Luis Antonio Gonzálezorgan, harpsichord and conductor

The interest of Luis Antonio González in the performance of historical music in addition to his research and work to recover musical heritage led him to historical musicology both as a researcher and as a player of historically-informed music in his capacities of organist, harpsichord and conductor. He studied at Conservatorio de Zaragoza, at the universities of Zaragoza and Bolonga (with Reale Collegio di Spagna scholarship) in addition to countless specialisation courses in different European countries. José V. González Valle, José L. González Uriol, Jan Willem Jansen, Lorenzo Bianconi and Salvador Mas have particularly influenced his learning.

            After gaining a doctorate in History, specialising in Musicology, he joined the former Instituto Español de Musicología del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (current Departamento de Ciencias Históricas-Musicología, IMF-CSIC), where he is Main Scientist. Since 2000 he has directed the CSIC Keyboard Postgraduate and from 2006 to 2014 was the director of Anuario Musical, the oldest and most prestigious musicology magazines in Spain. He has more than 200 publications, in which he pays particular attention to the practice of historical music and the recovery of Spanish music from the 17th and 18th centuries. He has also published the work by Joseph Ruiz Samaniego (fl. 1653-1670) and José de Nebra (1702-1768), whose opera Venus y Adonis(1729) he recently recovered.

           He is regularly invited as teacher and speaker at conventions, courses and seminars in Europe and America (Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Centre de Musique Baroque de VersaillesUniversität LeipzigCity University of New YorkUniversity of Arizona, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidades de Oviedo, Autónoma de Barcelona, Zaragoza, Extremadura, Cádiz, Politécnica de Valencia, Internacional de Andalucía, ESMuC, CSMA, Curso Internacional de Música Antigua de Daroca, Conservatorio de las Rosas de Morelia, Academia Internacional de Órgano de México, Laboratorio di Musica Antica di Quartu St.'Elena...).

            Luis Antonio González coordinates research at Archivo de Música de las Catedrales Zaragozanas, one of the richest historical music archives in Spain, and advises on the restoration of historical instruments for Diputación de Zaragoza.

            In 1992 he founded Los Músicos de Su Alteza, a prestigious group specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries, which he has directed from the start. He has performed in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Romania, Mexico, USA and Tunisia. His discography includes tens of records for the labels Arsis, Prames, Hortus, Dorian y Alpha (Outhere Music).

            In his double capacity of researcher and performer he has received many Spanish and foreign awards: Premio Nacional de Humanidades “Rey Juan Carlos I”, de Musicología “Rafael Mitjana”, “Fundación Uncastillo”, “Defensor de Zaragoza”, Diapason d'Or, La Clef, Muse d'Or, Prelude Classical Music Awards, etc. He is a Full Member of Real de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis (Zaragoza, España).