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The Terrace Theater was constructed on the Roof Terrace level in the late 1970s as a Bicentennial gift from the people of Japan to the United States. It seats 513 for intimate performances of chamber music, ballet and contemporary dance, theater, and family performances.

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Image for <i>IBERIAN SUITE</i>: Arakaendar Choir & Orchestra / Ashley Solomon, conductor (Bolivia/UK): <i>Baroque Music from Jesuit Reductions in Bolivia</i>

IBERIAN SUITE: Arakaendar Choir & Orchestra / Ashley Solomon, conductor (Bolivia/UK): Baroque Music from Jesuit Reductions in Bolivia

  • Wed., Mar. 4, 2015, 7:30 PM
  • Terrace Theater
  • Running Time: Approx. 1-1/2 hours
  • Tickets and Schedule
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IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
Bolivia/United Kingdom
Arakaendar Choir & Orchestra
Baroque Music from Jesuit Reductions in Bolivia

Arakaendar Choir and Orchestra is founded upon the rich history of Baroque musical manuscripts found in the missions of Bolivia. With the largest collection of Baroque music manuscripts in the world, Father Piotr Nawrot began the International Festival of Renaissance and Baroque Music in Bolivia. During this major festival, Father Nawrot and Ashley Solomon, Artistic Director of Florilegium (UK) met and began to collaborate. In 2005, Solomon auditioned Bolivian singers to work on Baroque choral pieces with Florilegium, and the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir was formed. It made its debut in 2006 at the 6th International Festival of Renaissance and Baroque music in Bolivia. This group performs the classical Baroque music in Latin, as well as in their seven native dialects, and has toured widely throughout Bolivia, the UK, and continental Europe. The group was featured on 60 Minutes and has recorded several highly acclaimed CDs with Florilegium.

Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 35 min.

Presented in collaboration with Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center