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(818) 761-5560

About

 

      Our ensembles are small orchestras of Flute, Violin, Cello, and Classical Guitar. We provide quartets, trios, duos, and solo classical guitar for live performances. Jerry and Gail Acosta created La Folia Chamber Ensemble to play music for weddings and we've performed for thousands of events in nearly every popular venue in the Los Angeles area; we look forward to playing many many more.

    

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Quartet

Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone
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Trio

Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
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Duo

I Loved Her - Brooke Johnson
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Guitar Solo

Bron Yr Aur - Jimmy Page
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    “We are committed to artistry and to making our performance of Classical and Contemporary music a memory you will cherish."

Concerto in D III - Vivaldi

Stairway To Heaven ... Led Zeppelin

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

All You Need Is Love (Live) - Beatles

Bridal Chorus - Wagner

The Shadow of Your Smile

Viva la Vida (Live) - Coldplay

La Rejouissance - Handel

Here Comes The Sun - Beatles

Life On Mars (Live) - David Bowie

Wedding Ceremony Music

Canon In D Major - Pachelbel 
Bridal Chorus  - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn  

Air In G - J.S. Bach
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Ave Maria - Shubert
Ave Maria -Bach/Gounod
Dodi Li
Erev Shel Shoshanm
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach
La Rejouissance - Handel
Ode To Joy - Beethoven
Sheep May Safetly Graze - Bach
Siman Tov
Somewhere In Time - Barry
Trumpet Voluntary - Clark
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Water Music - Handel
Where'er You Walk - Handel

 

Wedding Cantata - J.S. Bach

Over The Rainbow - Arlen

Pasadena Ritz Carlton

Farmers Market

Oceans (Live) - Hillsong United

Billy Ray at the Wilshire Ebell

Concerto In D (Trio) - Vivaldi
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Andante (Violin/Guitar) - Paganini
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My Heart (Vln/Gtr) - Brooke Johnson
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"We were beyond thrilled with the La Folia Chamber Ensemble performance during our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception and we received so many compliments about them from our guests. Their music just made our day magical."

Heather

Wedding Wire

Hollywood Foreign Press

In My Life (Trio) - Beatles
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Marina del Rey

Corporate Lobby Party

The Beach Club

Courtyard Marriott Hotel Garden

Quartets & Trios

Renaissance
Almain -  Richard Johnson


Almain - Anon. 16th C.


Almain- Thomas Morley


Borree - William Babell


Courante - Anon 16th C


Light Of Love


Mr. Southcote’s - Thomas Ford


My Lord Willoughby - Dowland


Pavan - Anon


Watkins Ale- Anon


The Flatt Pavin - John Johnson

Baroque

Air in G -J.S. Bach

Andante BWV 1034 - Bach

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Ave Maria - Schubert

Brandenberg #6  III - J.S. Bach

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Cantata 156 - J.S. Bach

Concerto in Am - Vivaldi

Guitar Concerto In D  - Vivaldi

Hallelujah Chorus - Handel

Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring -  Bach

La Rejouissance - Handel

Menuetto - Weber

Sonata da Camera Op. 2 - Corelli

Sonata in G - Sammartini

Sheep May Saftely Graze - Bach

Spring - Antonio Vivaldi

Trio Sonata in D - Handel

Trio Sonata in Cm - Handel

Two Trio Sonatas - Hotteterra

Trio in G - Canciello

Trio Op 9 #1- Carulli

Trio Op 9 #3 - Carulli

Trio Sonata in C - Telemann

Trio Sonata in F - TelemannTrumpet Tune - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell

Water Music - Handel

Wedding Cantata - J.S. Bach

Where'er You Walk - Handel

Irish Music

Coquetside

Da Mihi Manum

Irish Washerwoman

King of the Blind

Maggie BrownMolly Halfpenny

O'Carolan's Concerto

Planxty Johnston

Tenpenny Bit

Thomas Burke - O’Carolan

 

Classical


Cantabile-Paganini


Divertimento-Giuliani


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-Mozart


Serenade Op. 8-Beethoven


Sonata in D-Scheidler


Trio Sonata-Canciello


Trio  In C Major-Call


Trio Op. 9 No. 1  and No. 3-Carulli


Trio Sonata in D (Op. 45)-Molino



Romantic 

And This Is My Beloved-Borodin


Anniversary Waltz-Ivanovice


Ave Maria-Schubert


Ave Maria - Gounod


Barcarolle-Offenbach


Blue Danube - Strauss


Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni


Day By Day


El Velario-Cervantes


Echmiadzin Dance - Komitas


Enchantment Waltz-Alberti


Fandango-McLean


Flower Duet-Delibes


L'ame des Poetes


La Cinquantaine- Gabriel Marie


La Gazza Ladra-Rossini


L'ame des Poetes


La Paloma-Yradier


Le Secret - Gauthier


Little Fandango - McLean


Morning Mood-Grieg


O Entardecer - Fonseca


Oh Marie


Parlami D'amore


Pavane - Faure


Placir D' Amor-Martini


Polish Dance - Scharwenka


Serenade - Pierne


Sousles toits de Paris-French Song

 

Contemporary Classical


Ashokan Farewell - Daryl Unger


Buongiorno Principesa-Piovani
Cinco Canciones-Gomez


Cinema Paradiso - Morricone


Con Te Partiro-Sartori


Father of the Bride - Silvestri


Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone


Gymnopedie-Satie


Hymne-Vangelis


La Califfa - Morricone


La Vita e Bella - Piovani


Pulcinella Suite-Stravinsky

Duo Repertoire
Renaissance Duo


Alamain- 16C anon


Almail-Morley


Tarleton's Resurrection


As I Went To Walsingham

Capt. Digorie Piper-Dowland


Greensleeves-Cutting


La Rossignol-Anon


My Lord Willoughby-Dowland


The Night Watch- Holborne


The Carman’s Whistle - Byrd


Hartes Ease - Holborn


Robin Is To The Greenwood


Heigh Ho Holiday- Holborne


Tarlton’s Resurrection - Dowland



 

Baroque Duo


Allegro in G - Teleman


Bouree in Am - Bach


Concerto in D- Vivaldi


Sinfonia - J.S. Bach


Sonata E-moll-Corelli


Sonata in G - Baron


Spring - Vivaldi

 

"These guys just took our wedding to the next level!   We hired them to play the guitar and violin while guests arrive and for my walk down the aisle. They made it SO magical! I originally thought I would just have the DJ play some music for my walk down the aisle but it's just not the same. These guys are so affordable and just made it so beautiful for us!!   I would HIGHLY recommend them!!"    

               Wedding Wire Client
         
 

Latin America Duo


A Que Has Venido (Argentina)


Adeus (Brazil)


Carnavalito (Perou)


El Gato (Argentina)


Las Gaviotas (Mexique)


Manha de Carnival - Bonfa


Mi Linda Marquita (Mexique)


Milonga (Argentina)


Romance - Brazil


Samba de Orfeo - Bonfa


San Pedro (Argentina)


Sertaneja (Brazil)

Classical Duo


Andante K545- Mozart


Divertimento - Giuliani


Sonata in D-Scheidler



Romantic Duo


Andante Cantabile- Paganini


Cantabile - Paganini


Pavane - Faure


Prince Igor  - Borodin


Rondo Allegretto - Paganini


Sicilienne-Paradis


Sonatina Semplice-Truhlar


To A Wild Rose - MacDowell


Wedding Chorus - Wagner


Wedding March - Mendelssohn



 

Modern Classical


Gymnopedie No. 1 - Satie


Reverie-Debussy


Sonata - Jan Truhlar


Waltz - Chopin

 

This Christmas (Vocal) - Donny Hathaway
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Calamigos Ranch

Sonatina (Flute & Guitar) - Truhlar
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Classical Guitar Solos

Rennaissance Solos


Come Away -Dowland


Fortune - Dowland


Greensleeves - Anon


Guardame Las Vacas - Narvarez


Lord Willoughby - Dowland


The Night Watch - Holborne


Two Pavans - Milan



Baroque Solos


A Mighty Fortress - Bach


Aria - Frescobaldi


Bouree in Em - Bach


Canarios - Sanz


Jesu, Joy of Mans' Desiring- Bach


Prelude in D - Bach Cello Suite I


Prelude from Bach Lute Suite


Preludium" Bach Anna Magadalena


Sarabande BWV 1002 - Bach


Sonata - Cimmerosa


Sonata L. 483 - Scarlatti


Where'er You Walk - Handel



Classical Period


Allegro In C - Giuliani


Clair de Lune - Debussy


Dance Rondo - Giuliani


Danza Pomposa - Tansman


Etude Op. 60 #7- Carcassi


Estudios - Sor


French Lullaby - Brandon


Gymnopedie #1 - Satie


La Palute - Gagnon


Northern Dance Op. 14 


Rondo - Carulli


Pas du Cygne - Marsaglia


Six Etudes - Brouwer


Romance - Bartoli


The Green Valleys - McCorkle


Valse Venezalano #3 - Lauro

 

Spanish Guitar Solos
Adelita - Tarrega
Adieu Grenade - Calle
Bolero - Calatuyud
Catalonian Song - Anon
Cordoba - Lecuona
El Testament d’Amelia - Llobet
Farruca - Traditional
Granadinas - Traditional
Habanera para Baile
Lagrima - Tarrega
La Paloma - Iradier
Romanza - Anon
Sevillanas - Traditional
Tango of the Roses - Bottero


 


"Jerry Acosta from La Folia Chamber Ensemble gave a stellar performance at

my mother's birthday party. He's a talented musician who is adept at sensing pieces most fitting for an event--and he then performs them beautifully. Jerry is also warm and personable.  I highly recommend him and La Folia Chamber Ensemble."


Jeffrey    Event: 01/17/2015

 

Romantic


Danza Pomposa - Tansman


Valse Venezalano #3 - Lauro


Adelita - Tarrega


Lagrima - Tarrega


La Paloma - Iradier


Romanza - Anon



 

Wedding Ceremony Music


Canon in D - Pachelbel


Bridal Chorus - Wagner


Wedding March  - Mendelssohn



Irish


Danny Boy


Farewell


MacPherson's Lament - O’Carolan


O'Carolan's Receipt - O’Carolan


The Minstrel Boy


The Skye Boat Song

Contemporary Guitar


All I Ask -Webber
Arthurs Theme - Bacharach
Beauty and the Beast
Fifth Monkey Theme
The Legend of Zelda - Zelda
Calcutta - Pockriss
Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Edelweiss - Sound of Music
Fascination - Hansen
Hyrule Field - Zelda

Links Awakening - Zelda
One Hand One Heart - Bernstein
Saria's Song - Zelda
Speak Softly Love - Godfather
The Legend of Zelda - Zelda
You're So Cool - Hans Zimmer  


 


"La Folia performed at my May 30, 2015 wedding at Calamigos Ranch, in Malibu. From putting together our song list, to the end of our wedding, working with Jerry was a breeze. And most importantly all the songs that were performed at our wedding were wonderful. I would highly recommend La Folia for any wedding ceremony or special event!"

Aimee

Yelp Review


     "I have employed the services of La Folia Chamber Ensemble before and every time they have met and exceeded my expectations. I too am a musician and so much appreciate the professionalism of these great musicians. They are prompt, always easy to work with and come to the event totally prepared for the task before them. The events we do are high end and require an ensemble of this caliber. I would not hesitate to have them time and time again. They have delighted my guests and clients both. True excellence."
Sincerely,
Wayne Pulcini,

October 4, 2014

Bluegrass / Fingerstyle
Ashokan Farewell - Unger
Deep River Blues - Doc Watson

Doc’s Guitar - Doc Watson
Fisherman - Leo Kottke

Get A Klugh -  Huttlinger

I Knew It Was You - Stephen Bennett

In Christ There Is No East Or West

Ojo - Leo Kottke

Singing In The Country - Leo Kottke

Brazilian / Latin
A Man And A Woman - Lai
Choros - Semenzato
Get A Klugh - Huttlinger
Ilha de Coral - Bonfa
Manha de Carnaval
Sambalamento
Sons de Carilhoes - Pernambuco
Solidao - Jobim
Waiting For Cathy - Earl Klugh


60's & 70's Songs
And I Love Her - Beatles
A Taste Of Honey - Scott
Besame Mucho - Velazquez
Black Mountainside - Led Zeppelin
Bron Yr Aur - Led Zeppelin
Classical Gas - Williams
Eres Tu - Calderon
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
In My Life - Beatles
Little Martha - Duane Almann
Long And Winding Road - Beatles
Love Is Blue - Mauriat
Never Going Back - Fleetwood Mac
Something - Beatles
Spanish Harlem - King
Try To Remember - Schmidt
Yesterday - Beatles
Your Song - Elton John


Standards
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
Anything Goes - Porter
Don't Get Around Much -Ellington
Non Ti Scordar
Torna a Surriento - Curtis
What A Wonderful World - Armstrong


 

Contemporary Songs
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Time For Us-Romeo and Juliet
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All I Ask - Phantom Of The Opera
All My Love - Led Zeppelin
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Almost Like Being In Love
An American Tale - Horner
And I Love Her - Beatles
And This Is My Beloved
Anniversary Waltz - Ivanoci
Another Morning- Moody Blues
Arthur's Theme - Burt Bacharach
As Time Goes By -  Hupfeld
At Last -Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Beauty and the Beast - Disney
Bittersuite Symphony - Verve
Black Magic Woman-Santana
Caminando por la Calle-Gipsy Kings
Can You Feel the Love Tonight-Elton
Can You Read My Mind - Williams
Cantina Band - Star Wars
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Cassidy - Grateful Dead
Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
Colors Of The Wind - Pocahontas
Colour My World - Chicago
Con Te Partiro-Sartori
Darktown Strutters Ball
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Edelweiss - Hammerstein
8:05 - Moby Grape
Enchantment Waltz - Alberti
Endless Love - Lionel Richie
Europa - Santana
Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic


 


"La Folia string quartet played music at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour last week and I cannot recommend them enough, they were just amazing!! The music was so beautiful and they were very accommodating with our song choices. They made our day truly amazing. They were very professional and communication leading up to the big day was great." 

 

Thanks again

Laura

(Wedding Wire)

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
We Are the Champions - Queen
We're All Alone - Boz Scaggs
We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
Whatever - Oasis
When I'm Sixty Four - Beatles
Where Are You - Smith
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles
White Wedding - Billy Idol
With Or Without You - U2
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wind Beneath My Wings - Beaches
Wondering Aloud - Jethro Tull
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow Bird- Durand
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
You Needed Me - Ann Murray
You Raise Me Up - Josh Grobin


Pop Guitar Solos
Across The Universe  - Beatles
All My Love - Led Zeppelin
America- Ray Charles
As Tears Go By - Rolling Stones
Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte
Because - Dave Clark Five
Blackbird - Beatles
Black Magic Woman- Santana
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
California Dreamin'-Mamas & Papas
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Country Roads - John Denver
Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
Delilah - Tom Jones
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Do Ya Want My Love - ELO
Down By the Riverside  - Folk Song
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Feelin’ Groovy - Simon & Garfunkel
Fire & Rain - James Taylor
500 Miles - Folk Song
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Georgy Girl - Seekers
Get Back - Beatles
Green Tamborine - Lemon Pipers
Happy Together- Turtles
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
Hotel California - Eagles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Homeward Bound - Chad & Jeremy
House of the Rising Sun - Animals
I Looked Away  - Eric Clapton
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
I  Started A Joke - Bee Gees
I'll Follow The Sun - Beatles
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Layla - Eric Clapton
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let It Rain - Eric Clapton
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Light My Fire
Lola - Kinks
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Mr. Tamborine Man - Bob Dylan
Mrs. Brown - Herman’s Hermits
Mother Natures Son - Beatles
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
Octopus Garden - Beatles
Ohio- Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Old Man  - Neil Young
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Play With Fire - Rolling Stones
Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
San Francisco - Scott McKenzie
Secret Agent - Johnny Rivers
Sloop John B - Beach Boys


 

Sounds of Silence-Simon&Garfunkel
Swanee River - Stephen Foster
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Teach Your Children-Crosby, Stills...
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Thrill Is Gone - BB King
The Sunshine of My Life-Wonder
Time is On My Side - Rolling Stones
This Little Light of Mine - Folk Song
Two of Us - Beatles
Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
Unforgiven - Metallica
Walk Away Renee - Left Banke
We Are The Champions - Queen
Wendy - Seekers
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Who'll Stop The Rain - John Fogerty
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Words of Love- Buddy Holly
Wouldn’t It Be Nice- Beach Boys
Yellow Submarine - Beatles


 

Ferry Cross the Mercy (Gtr) - Gerry & the Pacemakers
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Christmas Concerto (Live) - Corelli
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Everyday (Pop Guitar) - Buddy Holly
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Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
Feel Again - One Republic
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
For All We Know-Carpenters
From A Distance - Bette Midler
Game of Thrones - Djawadi
God Only Know’s - Beach Boys
Going To California - Led Zeppelin
Grow Old With Me - John Lennon
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Hotel California - Eagles
How High The Moon
Hymne - Vangeles
I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
I Love You Much Too Much
I Will Be Here - Chapman
Ice Castles - Movie Theme
I’ll Follow The Sun - Beatles
I’m Your’s - Jason Mraz
In My Life- Beatles
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
It Might Be You - Tootsie Movie
John Barleycorn - Traffic
Jurassic Park - John Williams
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin



 

Lara's Theme - Dr. Zhivago
Latch - Sam Smith
Layla- Eric Clapton
Let It Go - Frozen
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Love Is All Around - Troggs
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Love Song - Elton John
Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds
Lullaby Of Birdland -Shearing
Makin' Whoopee! - Gus Kahn
Married Life - Up Movie
Marry Me - Train
Memories-Cats
Moonlight In Vermont-Blackburn
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
My Favorite Things-Sound Of Music
My Funny Valentine-Richard Rodger
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic
My Neighbor Totoro-Miyazaki
My Own True Love
Nights In White Satin- Moody Blues
Oceans - Hillsong United
Old Cape Cod -Patti Page
One Hand One Heart-West Side
Only Time - Enya
Open Arms - Air Supply
Over The Rainbow -Wizard Of Oz
Over The Rainbow - Iz
Pieces Of Dreams (Lost Little Boy)
Princess Leia's Theme - Star Wars
Puff The Magic Dragon-Peter, Paul...
Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Sabbath Prayer - Jerry Bock
Saint Elmo's Fire - Movie Theme
Satin Doll-Duke Ellington
Scarborough Fair-Simon&Garfunkle
Secrets - One Republic
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Signed, Sealed, Delivered -Wonder
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something - Beatles
Somewhere In Time - John Barry
Somewhere Out There - Ronstadt
Speak Easy - Godfather Movie
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Starting Over - John Lennon
Steele Magnolia's - Movie Theme
Summertime - George Gershwin
Sunny Side Of The Street- Fields
Sunrise Sunset-Fiddler On The Roof
Take Five-Paul Desmond
Tell Me Why - Neil Young
Terms Of Endearment - Movie
That’s Amore - Bobby Darin
The Actor - Moody Blues
The Girl From Ipanema -  Jobim
The Rose - Bette Midler
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Throne Room - Star Wars
The Wedding Song - Paul Stookey
Through The Eyes Of Love- Movie
To Life - Harnick
Trista Pena - Gipsy Kings
True Companion - Cohn
Two of Us - Beatles
Unchained Melody-Righteous Bros.
Velocity of Love - Chiani

Canarios (Guitar Solo) - Gaspar Sanz
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Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes (Quartet)

        Hotel California (Pop Guitar)

Our Story

     “La Folia” is Portuguese and means folly, though it also suggests “madness”.  So, why would anyone choose a name like that?  Well, there were actually several reasons.  First, and probably the least interesting, is that it is a term of significance in classical music.  Since the sixteenth century La Folia has referred to a chord progression so popular that the likes of Vivaldi and Rachmaninoff and a host of great composers have used it.


     But even before the popular chord progression, there was an annual event in Portugal called La Folia.  It was a raucous festive event at which men and women dressed in strange clothing and behaved in a manner that was seemingly “madness”.  There was even a dance associated with this outrageous revelry called the “Morris Dance”.  Our business card has a reproduction of a Bruegel painting–The wedding Dance– which suggests how a Morris Dance might have looked.


     There was still one other reason for choosing “La Folia”.  There is a beautiful book by Kahlil Gibran entitled, “The Madman,” which tells the story of how a great poet discovered his artistic spirit.  Returning home one afternoon he found that a thief had broken into his home and stolen his masks.  Discovering this he ran into the street shouting, “Thieves, they've stolen my masks.”  A women heard him and from her balcony above she shouted back, “You’re a madman”, and hearing this, the poet looked up to see the woman and for the first time he felt the sun upon his face, and in that moment he realized he would never again need his masks.


     La Folia continues to be my inspiration and my search for Freedom, to feel, not only the sunshine, but the uniqueness of every moment.

 

     If you have further interest in our music, e-mail me at lafoliamail@gmail.com.

Best Wishes,

Jerry Acosta

La Folia Chamber Ensemble

(818) 761-5560

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