(Norman, Okla) November 2, 2010 — “This concert will present highlights of great Spanish music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” says Eugene Enrico, Reaugh professor of Musicology with the OU School of Music and conductor of the OU Collegium Musicum

The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents Spanish Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as part of the Sutton Concert Series at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, in the GrayceB. Kerr Gothic Hall of the Catlett Music Center.


“The first set of the program presents songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, probably the most impressive single collection of Spanish medieval music,” says Enrico.  


Other sets include music from the historic Cancionero de Palacio from the age of King Ferdinand and Isabella, and a set of Musical Reflections on 1492.  This set includes pieces that reflect Columbus’ historic voyage as well as the tragic expulsion of the Jews and the conversion of the Islamic Moors that also occurred in 1492.  The program concludes with the Christmas motet, O magnum mysterium by Victoria, and three Christmas songs from the Cancionero de Upsala. Soloists include Kristen Jayne, Jessica Tucker, and Celia Zambon, sopranos, Tracey Gregg-Boothby, contralto, Edward Crecelius, Jonathan Murphy and Ian Gill, tenors and Matt McCarter, bass.  A string ensemble with violinist Katrin Stamatis, violist Lacie Savage, and cellist Rob Bradshaw will accompany the singers. Also featured will be Larry Hammett, guitar, Olivia Buthold, harpsichord and organ, Matt McCoy, recorder, and Ricardo Souza, percussion.


All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Sutton Series events are $8 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit http://music.ou.edu/calendar. Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


This concert is supported in part by the Norman Arts Council through the Norman Hotel Fund.



Holly Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-6673