Peru hosts a Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival

Isabel Guerra

The 7th “Festival de Musica Antigua”(“Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival”) will be held in Lima from May 5th until May 14th, with the participation of musicians from all over the world, reunited here to focus on the music that was either performed or composed in South America during the 18th and 19th Centuries.

This even is being organized by the Catholic University’s “Conjunto de Música Antigua”, group founded in 1995 in the aim to divulge the European and Latin American baroque repertoire.

The festival is directed by Lydia Hung-Wong, and this time the opening concert will take place tonight (May 5th) at the Capilla de la Penitenciaría (San Pedro Chapel, in Lima Downtown), with the performance of the National Chorus, conducted by Antonio Paz.

All the concerts start at 7:30pm and the entrance is free.

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