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Music of the Americas: En Casa and Recuerdos, May 18–22

Americas Society

May 18 - 22, 2020


P. Giraudo, L. Pulido (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

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, May 18, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Rafa Pino
Facebook: @rafa.pino2

Rafa Pino starts our week on the sunny side with his version of the traditional enredo merengue with a slight virtual twist.

En Casa: Rafa Pino -Enredo Merengue (traditional)

Tuesday, May 19, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Pablo Zinger
Facebook: @pablo.zinger

Conductor, pianist, and composer from Uruguay Pablo Zinger not only specializes in tango, Spanish zarzuela, and Latin American vocal and instrumental music, but also in piano duets with commendable video-editing skills, as we see in his video of the second movement from Guastavino’s Sonata del Plata.

En Casa: Pablo Zinger, Sonata del Plata, Mvt. No.2 (Guastavino)

Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Stephanie Griffin
Facebook: @MomentaQuartet

The Canadian and New York-based composer, violist, Momenta Quartet founder, and longtime friend of ours Stephanie Griffin is as innovative and musically ambitious with her many ensemble endeavors as she is with her solo visions. So, we are excited that she sent us this incredible video of Telemann’s Fantasia No. 7. (Note the artful homage to our own music director’s penchant for vibrant designs.)

En Casa: Stephanie Griffin – Fantasia No.7 (Telemann)


Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m.
En Casa: "Saludad a la aurora"
Meridionalis performs The Hispanic Society Music Collection
Facebook: @hispanicsociety   Meridionalis

As part of the historic concert series “Transatlantic Baroque: Baroque Spanish Poets and Composers on both sides of the Atlantic”, members of Meridionalis (Americas Society’s early music ensemble) gather virtually with Sebastián Zubieta conducting works from the archives of The Hispanic Society’s Music Collection.
This will be a live webcast. Please return to this webpage to watch the live transmission.

"Saludad a la aurora": Meridionalis performs The Hispanic Society Music Collection


Friday, May 22, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Lucía Pulido
Facebook: @Lucia-Pulido

The Colombian songstress has again gifted us a phenomenal journey recorded through song. “Asómate a tu ventana” (Look out from your window) is a colombiana from the Costa Chica de Guerrero in Mexico.

En Casa: Lucía Pulido “Asómate a tu ventana”