Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI
No one has done more to unearth and champion lost and forgotten works from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras than the much-esteemed Catalan conductor and viol player, Jordi Savall. With his wife, renowned soprano Montserrat Figueras (1942-2011), he founded in 1974 what is now called Hespèrion XXI, a period-instrument ensemble that compellingly explores centuries-old musical traditions from around the world.
“The man who made the viola da gamba sing again”
Noted Galician piper Carlos Núñez will join Hespèrion XXI for “Celtic Universe,” an exploration of historical and modern music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia, and the Basque Country.