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Voices of the Americas

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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Experience the wide range of ideas, sounds, and cultures that have inspired composers from the Americas in the 20th century. The program opens and closes with vibrant, beloved classics by Copland and Gershwin brought about by their travels to Latin America. In between are short personal statements inspired by things close to each composers’ heart—their relationship with religion, their interpretation of native folk music, and a deeply intimate reaction to the death of a friend. Take a trip in sound from the pulsating dance hall to the quietest prayer in this exploration of music from the Western Hemisphere.



Copland El Salón México for Piano and Percussion (arr. Bernstein) (1932-36, arr. 1941)
Bernstein Three Meditations from Mass for Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1971, arr. 1977)
Ginastera  “Chacarera” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, Op. 10 (1943)
Chávez    “North Carolina Blues” for Voice and Piano (1942)
Ginastera “Gato” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, Op. 10 (1943)
Ponce  “Estrellita” for Voice and Piano (1912)
Bernstein “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story for Voice and Piano (1957)
Bernstein “Somewhere” from West Side Story for Voice and Piano (1957)
Golijov Mariel for Cello and Marimba (1999)
Villa-Lobos  “A maré encheu” from Guia prático for Piano (1932)
Villa-Lobos “O polichinelo” from Prole do bebê for Piano (1918)
Ginastera Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Op. 21 (1950)
León “Oh Yemanja” from Scourge of Hyacinths for Soprano, Cello, and Piano (1994)
Gershwin Cuban Overture for Piano, Four Hands, and Percussion (1932)


Jessica Rivera, Soprano
Michael Stephen Brown, Piano
Gilles Vonsattell, Piano
Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
Ian David Rosenbaum, Percussion

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