Spanish Evening at the ‘Ohrid Summer’ Festival with the chamber ensemble ‘La España

The chamber ensemble “La España” will perform tonight at the 63rd “Ohrid Summer” festival as part of the Spanish evening program. The concert will take place at the “St. Sophia” Church, starting at 9:00 PM.

The program will include works by Juan del Encina, Vincenzo Capirola, Guillermo Ebreo da Pesaro, Francesco da Milano, Antonio de Cabezón, Heinrich Isaac, Francisco de la Torre, Alejandro Marias, Ramiro Morales, Diego Ortiz, Francis Pilkington, Tobias Hume, Antoine Forqueray, and Marin Marais.

The Spanish evening at the “Ohrid Summer” festival is supported by the Embassy of Spain in the Republic of North Macedonia.

The ensemble “La España” gets its name from one of the most famous melodies from the Renaissance period and was founded in 2009 by Alejandro Marias. This ensemble brings together some of the best musicians playing authentic instruments. The ensemble has a flexible formation, meaning it can perform as a chamber group or transform into a Baroque orchestra. Thus, “La España” can perform oratorios and operas together with guest soloists and conductors or adapt into smaller groups as required by the program.

This ensemble is dedicated to performing works from the Renaissance period up to the early Romantic era, and sometimes even works from the 21st century. However, their main focus is on the Baroque period, and by performing works from various periods, they demonstrate an artistic diversity that combines several premises, including compelling and sincere performances of works with a special reverence for the historical, social, and stylistic context of the repertoire they perform.