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Lyra Family Concert: Me La Amargates Tú

  • The Baroque Room 275 East 4th Street #280 Saint Paul, MN 55101 USA (map)

The Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Lyra Family Concert

with Me La Amargates Tú

Admission is FREE

With hands-on activities and snacks, presented in a casual concert environment, this one-hour, family-friendly concert is a great way to introduce the whole family to classical music. For this concert, we celebrate with Me La Amargates Tú, prizewinners of the International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam, on their Tenth Anniversary Tour! As performers, they are eloquent and expressive, and their exquisite music will move and inspire you. For sound samples, visit their website:

Me La Amargates Tú
Doret Florentin, recorder
Dieter Hennings, guitar
Esteban Manzano, tenor
Juan Martínez, percussion
Tulio Rondón, viola da gamba

Praised for its deeply musical interpretations and emotional performances, the ensemble Me La Amargates Tú is one of the leading Sephardic music ensembles in the world. Sephardic Jewish communities has preserved the Ladino language for centuries as well as their songs, keeping alive the memory of a culture that is now spread in many countries throughout the world. Me La Amargates Tú concentrates its efforts on historically informed performances of Sephardic and Spanish music, incorporating Ladino traditions with musical elements from Sephardic Jewish communities from Medieval Spain to the many countries around the world in which Sephardic Jews spread their culture and traditions.

The ensemble Me La Amargates Tú combines instruments of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, together with an assortment of folk instruments. The ensemble was created in The Netherlands during its members' studies of Informed Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Me la Amargates Tú has performed widely around the world, in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Greece, Israel, and the United states. Their programs offer a wide panorama of the Judeo-Spanish musico-poetic repertoire, performed with the care and respect it deserves.