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Music of the Americas: En Casa and Recuerdos, June 15–19

Americas Society

June 15 - 19, 2020


(Courtesy of the artists.)

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, some for the first time.

Follow Music of the Americas on  Instagram,  YouTube,  Facebook, and Twitter  to watch and receive notifications of all the performances. We will also be publishing weekly calendars here on our website, including all the videos, so you can catch up on any performances you might have missed.

Monday, June 15, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Sofía Rei and Jorge Glem

Our friends Sofía Rei and Jorge Glem sent us a version of The Cranberries' "Dreams" by way of the Venezuelan llanos. And Sofía's little robot is still there offering us a hug!

In addition to this, enjoy their most recent videos from our En Casa series!

En Casa: Sofía Rei & Jorge Glem- “Dreams” (Cranberries)

En Casa: Sofía Rei: “Soy pan, soy paz, soy más”  

En Casa: Jorge Glem - "Pez volador"


Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m.
En Casa: René Izquierdo
Facebook: @rene.izquierdo

René Izquierdo is back with a sonata by Niccolò Paganini. Paganini was the greatest violinist of his time and a prolific composer, but he was also an accomplished guitarist, although he only played this instrument privately. His Sonatas Op.3 are among his most popular works. 

In addition, enjoy Izquierdo's last video from our series. 

En Casa: René Izquierdo - Sonata No.6, Op.3 (Paganini)

En Casa: René Izquierdo- Sonata in A Major, K.208 (Scarlatti)


Wednesday, June 17, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Vanessa Pérez
Facebook: @VanessaPerezMusic

From her home in Upper-Manhattan, pianist Vanessa Pérez sent us "A Lenda Do Caboclo" written in 1920 by Heitor Villa Lobos which shows the composer's skill in mixing popular and concert music. 

En Casa: Vanessa Pérez-“A lenda do caboclo” (Villa Lobos)

Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Matilde Vitullo
Facebook: @matilde.vitullo

From Buenos Aires, bandoneonist Matilde Vitullo sent us her solo arrangement of "El último café", the 1963 Stamponi-Castillo classic. 


En Casa: Matilde Vitullo-“El último café” (Castillo/Stamponi)


Friday, June 19, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Zaira Meneses
Facebook: @zairamenesesguitar

Zaira Meneses joins us again and sent her version of Piazolla's "Milonga del ángel", plus a little surprise.


En Casa: Zaira Meneses- “Milonga del ángel” (Piazzolla)