Viol player Jordi Savall, one of the major figures in the field of early music, directs and plays in his program El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas (From the Old Spain to the New World). He is joined by soprano Montserrat Figueras, his vocal ensemble Capella Reial de Catalunya, his instrumental chamber ensemble Hespèrion XXI, and Mexican chamber group Tembembe Ensamble Continuo.
Major support for Celebrate Mexico 2010 is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and CEMEX.
Celebrate Mexico 2010 is presented in association with the National Council for the Arts and Culture (Conaculta, Mexico), the Embassy of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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