It tells you something about the low international profile of Spanish music that the pieces we most associate with the country... Bizet’s Carmen and Ravel’s Bolero... were composed by Frenchmen. Grover Wilkins and his Dallas-based Orchestra of New Spain are working to change that situation.- Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
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DID YOU KNOW...
The orchestra gets its name from the present area of Texas and Mexico which was originally called New Spain by the Spanish explorers. We seek to present music from 'Old' Spain in the land of New Spain.
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UPCOMING SUMMER CONCERTS
Dallas ISD Summer Strings Camp
The 4th annual Orchestra of New Spain — Dallas ISD Summer Strings Camp Concert will take place on Friday, June 20th, 3pm in the Conrad High School Auditorium. Admission is complementary.
Villa y Corte – Town and Court Thursday June 26 | 6:30 pm | Meadows Museum | 5900 Bishop Blvd Dallas 75205
Under the reign of the cosmopolitan King Carlos III, the theaters of Madrid saw an expansion of the popular tonadillas while the court reveled in the beauty of the newly discovered symphonic repertory of Luigi Boccherini played in the summer Palace of Aranjuez. This concert features Orchestra soloists Ana Popov, Jendi Tarde and Joel Burcham in a splendid introduction to the contrast between town and court. In case you missed the concert Villa y Corte in March, you have the opportunity to see it in a slightly pared down version, in the splendid rooms of the Meadows Museum. And while you're there, take a look at "The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle". Admission Complimentary.
WATCH! Click here to watch a short post-concert interview with Music Director Grover Wilkins and Jim Wear of the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville.
LISTEN TO THIS!
Click on the play list below to preview clips of recent recordings from the Orchestra's concerts.
REVIEWS Nuevas Armas de Amor — Sebastián Durón y libreto de José de Cañizares, February 2013 production.
ART MATTERS INTERVIEW
Please take a moment to listen to an mp3 of Grover Wilkins' interview discussing the much anticipated premieres of Francisco Courcelle’s The Italian Vespers and José de Nebra’s 1750 Miserere with Quin Mathews on Arts Matters, a radio program WRR 101.1 fm about arts in North Texas. (click Grover's name above to listen to the audio.)