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This week starts the IV Festival of Early Music ECOS Sierra Espuña (15/07/2019)

This week officially begins the fourth edition of the Ancient Music Festival ECOS Sierra Espuña, which will be held the last two weekends of July in historical and natural locations throughout the territory

The ECOS festival is for the Mancomunidad one of its flagship cultural products to structure tourism in the territory and offer visitors the chance to get to know the different municipalities and their cultural and natural richness.

In this first weekend of the festival highlights the concert offered by Raquel Andueza and Jesús Fernández in the enclave of the Museum of the Baths of Alhama de Murcia, with music by Monteverdi, Merula and other Italian composers.

The day before the opening concert of the festival will be held in the Strait of the Arboleja of Aledo, will be offered by the quartet of Polish string Quartetto Nero, resident group ECOS of 2018, which will perform works by Haydn, Telemann and Vivaldi.

Cantoría and the Ensemble ECOS, directed by Jorge Losana, will be in charge of giving life to the works of the Totana Manuscript, which will also be presented at the Med & Red Congress in Basel by CSIC researcher and musicologist, Emilio Ros Fábregas.

In this concert, which will be held in the Sanctuary of the Saint of Totana, you can listen to one of the masses and motets contained in the manuscript of Alfonso Lobo and Francisco Guerrero.

The second week will give way to the children's concerts of the Early Music Kids program, where the students of the summer schools of the villages of Sierra Espuña will be able to discover instruments such as the Baroque traverse, the organ or the natural trumpet.

These concerts will be offered by young musicians from the Early Music Project, such as Pablo FitzGerald, Ignacio López, David Gutiérrez and Marc de la Linde.

The resident groups ECOS selected for 2019, which will offer concerts in Pliego and Librilla, have been L'Aquilegia, Italian duo formed by Teodora Tommasi (voice and medieval harp) and Feredico Rossignoli (lute) with a program around Bartolomeo Tromboncino (1470 / 1535) and his contemporaries, and Serendipia, a duo of recorders born in the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Oporto formed by Rita Rodríguez and Moisés Maroto, with a program that explores the decreases and the theory of the affections in the music of van Eyck, Playford, Telemann and Uccellini.

ECOS Festival will conclude with the Early Music Night: a night with micro-performances by the collaborating musicians of the festival and the resident ECOS groups that will fill the emblematic San Francisco Museum of the city of Mula with historical music.

The festival thus completes a cultural and tourist offer that includes concerts, outreach and training programs, tourist experiences and natural activities in the Sierra Espuña Territory.

All the concerts of the festival are free and have a limited capacity due to the characteristics of the enclaves in which they take place.

It is necessary to book tickets online, which will be available from June 27 from the website of the festival

After the presentation of the festival's poster there was a concert of baroque music for violin, natural trumpet and organ in the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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