From the Iberian Peninsula to the New World

During the Modern period, in particular in the eighteenth century, an intensive process of musical Italianization took place throughout the Western world. This was a result of the worldwide diaspora of Italian music and musicians. Many of them came from the Kingdom of Naples, a fruitful school of modern music and operatic composition where the Spanish presence was also very strong; in fact, this Kingdom –which occupied the southern half of Italy– was a Spanish viceroyalty until 1707, and the diplomatic, cultural and musical connections between Naples and Spain remained throughout the whole century. Both the continuous circulation of Neapolitan (and, in general, Italian) musicians and their arrival to all the corners of the world (including Latin America and the Philippines, via the Iberian Peninsula) resulted in a globalization of the compositional and performative style known as “Galant” and considered to be synonymous with modernity, expressivity and sophistication. Under the title “Global Italy”, the FeMAUB 2019 addresses this issue and includes a series of concerts which are representative of the transnational connection of Italy to the Iberian Peninsula and the New World, as well as a conference devoted to Ignacio Jerusalem y Stella (1707-1769), a Neapolitan composer who is commemorated on the 250th anniversary of his death. Jerusalem, who worked in Spain and Mexico, is a paradigm of the adaption and updating of the Neapolitan Galant style in Hispanic lands.

Javier Marín
Director of the FeMAUB

Venues of the Festival


♦ Old Town Hall (Conservatory) ♦ Municipal Historical Archive ♦ Hospital of Santiago ♦ Casas del Consul Hotel ♦ Palacio de Úbeda Hotel ♦ Church of the Santísima Trinidad ♦ Church of San Lorenzo ♦ Church of San Nicolás de Bari ♦ Church of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares ♦ Museum of San Juan de la Cruz ♦ Palace of the Medinilla ♦ Palace of Don Luis de la Cueva ♦ Sacred Chapel of de El Salvador ♦ Water synagogue (Sinagoga del Agua) ♦ Ideal Cinema Theatre ♦


♦ Old clerkship (Antigua Escribanía) ♦ Auditorium of San Francisco (main venue) ♦ Balcony of the Council (Balcón del Concejo) ♦ Café Teatro Central ♦ Chapel of San Juan Evangelista (old University) ♦ Cathedral ♦ High Town Hall Houses (Casas Consistoriales Altas, old conservatory “Ramos de Pareja”) ♦ Church of the Santa Cruz ♦ Church of San Pablo ♦ Church of Santa María del Alcázar and San Andrés ♦ Church of the Convent of the Encarnación ♦ Museum of the Olive Tree Culture, winery (located in the Hacienda of La Laguna) ♦ Hall (paraninfo) of the old university ♦ Montemar Theatre ♦ UNIA (old seminary of San Felipe Neri) ♦

Ciclo Vandelvira

Vandelvira Cycle

♦ Alcalá La Real ♦ Alcaudete ♦ Andújar ♦ Baños de la Encina ♦ Beas de Segura ♦ Canena ♦ Cazorla ♦ Guarromán ♦ Huelma ♦ Jaén ♦ La Carolina ♦ La Guardia ♦ Linares ♦ Mancha Real ♦ Martos ♦ Rus ♦ Sabiote ♦ Santa Elena ♦ Segura de la Sierra ♦ Villacarrillo ♦

The Vandelvira Cycle is the provincial extension of the FeMAUB and takes place in numerous venues distributed in a variety of towns in the province of Jaén.