Summer of Song: African American/Latin American Song Recital with José Meléndez & Singers, 6-8-24

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The Art Song Preservation Society of New York and Duncan Williams present
Black and Latinx Art Song Recital With José Meléndez, piano
Saturday, June 8 2024 7PM EST Manhattan School of Music

Remarks: Blair Boone-Migura
Introduction to African American Song: Elisabeth Stevens

Among the Fuchsias
Thomas Lloyd, tenor - Harry T Burleigh

Deep River
Tyrell Harris, baritone - Harry T Burleigh

Scott Rubén La Marca, tenor - William Grant Still

Reykwaan Adorno, baritone - H Leslie Adams

Ride on, King Jesus!
Emmanuel Yoque, tenor - Hall Johnson

Come Down Angels
Claire Goodwin, soprano - Undine Smith Moore

Introduction to Latin American Song: Maya Sypert

Brenda Iglesias Zarco, mezzo-soprano - Carlos Gustavino

Se equivocó la paloma
Roberto Colon, countertenor - Carlos Gustavnio

Los puñalitos
Scott Rubén La Marca, tenor - Carlos López Buchardo

Algún dÍa
Paula Duva-Rodriguez, mezzo-soprano - Jamie Leon

La rosa y el sauce
Kimberly A Adam, soprano - Carlos Gustavino

MelodÍa sentimental
Franchesca SolÍs, soprano - Heitor Villa Lobos

Pianist José Meléndez is in demand as a vocal coach, conductor, and collaborative artist. He holds a full-time position at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he is assistant to the music director, vocal coach. He has held professional positions with Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera New Jersey, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Ocean City (NJ) Pops Orchestra, Connecticut Grand Opera, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater (Conductor), Westminster Opera Theater (Music Director), Indianapolis Opera, and Opera de Puerto Rico. He has worked with the Castleton Music Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, L'Académie Internationale d'Été de Nice (France), Casals Festival, Francisco Viñas International Voice Competition, and Operalia. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico and a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Coaching from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he studied with Dalton Baldwin, José Ramos Santana, and J.J. Penna.

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Portugal Girl
Summer of Song Festival, Art Song Preservation Society, Duncan Williams
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