Drew Edward Davies             Music of New Spain
Drew Edward Davies
NEWS

March 21, 2014

Cellist Nancy Snider and a group of musicians from Washington, DC performed a program Transformations of the Madrid Theater Style from my editions at the Wren Chapel, Williamsburg, Virginia, as part of the meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

March 20, 2014

I read my paper “To Combat, but Not to Arms: Honoring Charles III through Poetry and Music in 1760 Mexico City” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.

March 1, 2014

The Chicago Arts Orchestra, directed by Javier José Mendoza, in collaboration with the Chorale of Concordia University, directed by Charles Brown, performed works by Ignacio Jerusalem, Antonio Juanas, and Antonio Rodríguez de Hita from my editions on the program "Rediscovered Treasures IV" at the First United Church in Oak Park and St. Alphonsus Church in Chicago, Illinois.



December 3, 2013

I read my paper "Fuentes desechadas: A revalorizar repertorios catedralicios decimonónicos" at the Early Music Festival of Úbeda and Baeza in Andalucía, Spain.

December 1, 2013

My Catálogo de la Colección de Música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Durango, a complete thematic catalogue of the music archive of Durango Cathedral, Mexico, with incipits and indices, has been published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos y Bibliotecas de México in Mexico City.


November 21-26, 2013

The Newberry Consort, directed by Ellen Hargis and David Douglass, performed works by Ignacio Jerusalem, Santiago Billoni and others from my editions at Durango Cathedral, Mexico; soprano Laura Schroeder and local musicians likewise performed from my editions at Durango Cathedral, all as part of the IV Festival de Música Virreinal, coordinated by Massimo Gatta, for which I was artistic advisor.

November 8, 2013

I read my paper “Mexican Minerva: Myth and Erudition in a Coronation Ode for Charles III of Spain,” at the meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 24, 2013

I read my paper “Al combate: Música galante del siglo XVIII en la Nueva España,” at the Chicago campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

August 26, 2013

An article about my work appeared in the Mexican newspapers La crónica de México  and El siglo de Durango.


August 12, 2013

I read my paper “The Latin Baroque: Sources and Performance Practices" at Early Music Vancouver in British Colombia, Canada.

August 1, 2013

I participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Music and Travel in Europe and the Americas, 1500-1800 at the Newberry Library in Chicago as an invited faculty member with a presentation on the topic of "Music and Travel in New Spain".

February 26, 2013



Navona Records released the album Al combate with the Chicago Arts Orchestra directed by Javier Mendoza, which features performances from my editions of works by Ignacio Jerusalem and Santiago Billoni. Among the works recorded are: Symphony in G major, Cristal bello, and Al combate by Ignacio Jerusalem and Mariposa inadvertida by Santiago Billoni.


February 23, 2013

I read my paper “Where's the 'Local' in Colonial Music from Mexico?" at the First International Symposium on Latin American Music at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg.

January 26, 2013

I read my paper “Representing Africanness in 17th-Century Villancicos: Early Modern Stereotypes, Contemporary Performance Traditions” at the Fourth International Symposium on Latin American Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

December 16, 2012

The Orchestra of New Spain directed by Grover Wilkins performed from my editions of works by Ignacio Jerusalem, Antonio de Salazar, Manuel de Sumaya, and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla in Dallas, Texas.

November 24, 2012

The Ensemble Settecento with mezzo-soprano Elda Peralta performed from my editions of works by Santiago Billoni, Ignacio Jerusalem, David Pérez, Juan Corchado, and others at Durango Cathedral, México, as part of the Tercer Festival de Música Virreinal.


October 4-12, 2012

The Orchestra of New Spain directed by Grover Wilkins performed from my editions of works by Santiago Billoni, Antonio Yanguas, and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla in Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato, México, and in Dallas, Texas.


September 8, 2012

I read my paper “Nuevo apocalipsis. Villancicos novohispanos para la Virgen de Guadalupe” at the meeting of the Sociedad Española de Musicología in Logroño, Spain.

July 2, 2012

I read my paper "Villancicos from Mexico City for the Virgin of Guadalupe" at the meeting of the International Musicological Society in Rome.

May 30, 2012

The Liatoshynsky Ensemble of Classic Music, directed by Peter Pior Gasior, performed works by Ignacio Jerusalem, David Perez, and Francisco Javier García Fajer from my editions at the National Hall of Organ and Chamber Music of Ukraine in Kyiv. I gave a pre-concert lecture that was translated into Ukrainian.