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September 8, 2020
Orchestra of New Spain’s 2020-2021 Announced!
DALLAS, TX – The Orchestra of Spain’s new Masked Season begins October 3rd with a live Strings Concert of music by Boccherini, Geminiani, Respighi and Albéniz in the already tested and proven safe Zion Lutheran Church. A Garden Concert on the lawn of Valley House Gallery provides an outdoor picnic setting for the orchestra’s wind band (playing Poulenc, Barber, Albéniz and d’Rivera). Villancicos and Cantatas from Spain and Latin America will fill Our Redeemer’s sanctuary with Christmas cheer and in January for Epiphany community concerts. Our popular Convivencia program this year brings us new collaborations with Arabic and Sephardic guest artists, and an academic presentation of the historic roots of this medieval period in Al-Andalus, hosted by the Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture. For February’s Flamenco production we feature a traditional Mexican Pastorela theme, with dancers from Albuquerque’s stunning Yjastros Flamenco Company. ONS provides Renaissance music, choreography is by Joaquín Encinas and Daniel Doña. The final concert will celebrate Juneteenth with classical music written by Black composers, notably the Chevalier de Saint Georges, known as the Black Mozart, along with more recent African Americans including Jessie Montgomery’s Strum among others.
During this time of increased safety, we request everyone wear masks and practice 6’ distancing. Venues will be cleaned before events, sanitizing stations made available.
Season subscriptions can be purchased through and individual tickets are available through or by calling 214-871-5000.
Dates and venues are as follows:
Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 pm
Masked Strings in Concert
Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E Lovers Ln. at Skillman
$25/10 (student ticket with ID)

Saturday, Oct. 31, 3 pm (Sunday Nov 1, 3 pm rain date )
Garden Concert
Valley House Gallery
Boxed picnic lunch, wine and valet parking $60

Sunday, Dec. 6, 6pm
Christmas at Our Redeemer
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Lane at Boedecker
Admission Complimentary
Epiphany Community Concerts
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, 6:30 pm St. Philip The Apostle 8131 Military Pkwy
Admission Complimentary
Sunday, Jan 10, 2021, 6:30 pm Saint Cecilia Catholic Church 1809 W David St Admission Complimentary

Thursday, Jan 28, 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm program
La Convivencia IV: Medieval Spain in Perspective: an historical, literary evening
Caine Robertson Hall, Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture, 2719 Routh St
$35, $10 student

Monday, Feb 1, 7pm
La Convivencia IV: The Music of the Convivencia
Caine Robertson Hall, Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture, 2719 Routh St
$25, $10 student

Friday Feb. 19, 7:30 pm & Saturday, Feb 20, 4pm,
Mexican Pastorela – Flamenco with Yjastros Flamenco Company
Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.
$75, $50, $25, $10

Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Spring Salon Concert
Venue TBA
Wine, tapas and valet parking $60

Saturday, June 12, 7 pm
Juneteenth Concert
Venue TBA,
“Following the successful final live concert of our 2019-20 Season, the first open classical music concert since March, we felt we could safely use the same model to open a new season in the Fall,” said ONS Artistic Director Grover Wilkins. Regarding the coming season, he adds “the Orchestra of New Spain has been a perennial stage for innovative baroque music, theater and dance, and this season we will re-introduce audiences to our Yjastros Flamenco dance collaboration in both Dallas and Albuquerque, as well as expand our geographic outreach where our Epiphany Community Concerts.”
About the Orchestra of New Spain
The Orchestra of New Spain is a 36-member orchestra and chorus created in the Dallas Arts District in 1989 and dedicated to exploration of the music of the Spanish and New World baroque. The Orchestra’s eight-concert season, yearly school programs, annual Dallas ISD Strings’ Camp and national & international touring programs are a unique contribution to the Dallas Arts community.
The mission of the Orchestra of New Spain is to introduce, in concert, the neglected Spanish and New World repertory from the 17th and 18th centuries and to educate the public on the importance of staging the cultural implications of its Hispanic heritage. Additionally, the Orchestra of New Spain performs renaissance, baroque, classical, and romantic repertories on period instruments from various periods and provenances.
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