Music on the Move: Music and Art from the Eighteenth-Century Courts

Sunday, February 18, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Great Hall

Performances

Price: $10 members | $20 non-members 

Celebrate the opening of San Antonio 1718 with a performance by Musical Offerings featuring elegant music from the courts of 18th century Europe. The kings and queens patronized the best composers of the day as a measure of their grandeur. For example: Louis XIV employed Couperin, Queen Christina of Sweden—Alessandro Scarlatti, Augustus II of Poland—Philipp Telemann, Georg I—G.F. Handel, Queen Anne—William Croft, and Phillip V of Spain—Antonio di Literes.

Phillip V of Spain granted land to the settlers who founded San Antonio in 1718. We will perform excerpts from the Spanish opera, Los Elementos, an allegorical commentary on the Spanish court of the early 18th century.



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