Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Andriani, Elinor Frey

Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Andriani, Elinor Frey. (Image via Americas Society video.)

Music of the Americas: En Casa and Recuerdos, November 23–24

The holiday week features a performance by Suzie LeBlanc and another from a 2010 concert by Ernest Ranglin.

Music of the Americas continues its online video series En Casa (At Home), featuring original daily performances with musicians from around the Americas, and Recuerdos (Memories), weekly releases of memorable past performances at the Americas Society.

On November 23, En Casa features a new video from Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Andriani and Elinory Frey's Hidden Paths project.

On November 24, Recuerdos brings back one track from the 2010 concert by Ernest Ranglin at Americas Society. 

Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Andriani, Elinor Frey

Monday, November 23, 10 a.m.

We enjoyed a video by this adventurous trio during our Canada Culture Week earlier this month. This week, we share the Adagio from the First Violin Sonata in g minor, BWV 1001, recorded last month in Montreal. Their Hidden paths project explores Bach’s solo violin music in trio versions that take advantage of the unique capabilities of each performer, making audible the hidden structures which inspired the compositions. Soprano and a cello underline the cantus firmus that weaves throughout the solo violin compositions and unites the parts. 

En Casa: Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Andriani, Elinor Frey: Adagio, from Sonata BWV 1001

Ernest Ranglin

Tuesday, November 24, 10 a.m.

Ernest Ranglin is a legend of Jamaican music. A guitarist and composer with a decades-long career who has worked with the most famous musicians in his country, his music and playing blend jazz and reggae in a seamless way. Ten years and a couple weeks ago, he gave a wonderful concert at Music of the Americas backed by a swinging band including Earl Appleton on keyboards, Wayne Batchelor on bass, Yao Dinizulu on drums, and Larry McDonald on percussion. This is one of the tracks from that concert, his own "The Bubbler." 

Recuerdos: Ernest Ranglin: The Bubbler


The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.

The Fall 2020 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.