Founded in 1987 by Argentinean medieval music specialist and recorder virtuoso Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica is celebrated for its rigorous and creative interpretation of the great musical patrimony of the late Middle Ages, starting from antique manuscripts. Mala Punica, based in Italy, has released several CDs that have received critical praise. In their Music of the Americas debut, Mala Punica will perform vocal-instrumental music by Paolo da Firenze, Matteo da Perugia, and Johannes Ciconia.
Barbara Zanichelli, soprano; Marketa Cukrova, mezzosoprano; Gianluca Ferrarini, tenor; Helena Zemanova and Thomas Beté, vielle; Pablo Kornfeld, keyboards; Pedro Memelsdorff, recorder.
Co-sponsor: The Americas Society