A concert combining Sephardic music and medieval Cantigas, celebrating life, love, food & drink, nature, spirituality, adventure & humor. In Christian and Sephardic cultures, both the rose and the almond are powerful symbols. The rose, with its beauty and sensual fragrance evokes love, fragility and the Virgin Mary, where the almond symbolizes renewal, hope, perseverance and virginity.
The San Francisco Early Music Society presents two new medieval music groups, Tres Hermanicas and the quintet Aquila, teaming up to present a mix of Jewish Sephardic and Christian songs from early Spain, thematically linked around food and drink, roses, dreams, tall tales, lust, love and faith. That’s plenty for one night.