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Austin Baroque Orchestra presents “Terremoto!”
February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
On the morning of All Saints’ Day in 1755, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Iberia and Morocco, causing regional destruction and decimating Lisbon, the capital city of the wealthy global Portuguese empire. Considered the world’s first global news event, word quickly spread, horrifying Europeans and inspiring such works as Voltaire’s Candide and Telemann’s Donner-Ode. Terremoto! will tell the story of the quake and its aftermath, featuring readings from contemporaneous sources interspersed among music from 18th-century Portugal, much of which has never before been performed in the US. Music for orchestra, choir, and vocal soloists by Teixeira, Almeida, Scarlatti, Rameau, Telemann, and more. Sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Portugal in Houston, the Luso-American Development Foundation, the Conselho da Diáspora Portuguesa, and ArteInstitute.
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