BREWSTER, N.Y. – Concerts Around the Corner at the Studio Around the Corner in Brewster will present “Music and Immigration – Enrique Granados” on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The program will include several works by Granados, including his quintet for piano and strings. Amy Campanaro, director of the Southeast Museum, will present a talk on the waves of immigration to New York and the Putnam County area. Musical selections representative of those groups will be performed, including works by Giacomo Puccini, Vittorio Monti, Percy Grainger, Heitor Villa Lobos and Miguel Sandoval.
Granados (1867-1916) spent the final months of his life in New York. His visit to the U.S. included some of the most important artistic triumphs of his life: the world premiere of his opera “Goyescas” at the Metropolitan Opera; solo and chamber music recitals with cellist Pau (Pablo) Casals; recordings for the Duo-Art Reproducing Piano; the premiere of his symphonic poem, “Dante,” by the Chicago Symphony; and a recital at the White House. The coincidence of the Centenary of Granados’ death in 2016 and the 150th Anniversary of his birth in 2017 provides a unique opportunity to rediscover and re-evaluate the Granados’ contributions to the music world.
The performers include Jennifer Tao, piano; Robert Zubrycki, violin; Kristina Musser, violin; Adria Benjamin, viola; and Sarah Hewitt Roth, cello.
Zubrycki is concertmaster for the New York City Chamber Orchestra and a member of the American Symphony Orchestra. A veteran of dozens of Broadway shows, he plays in the orchestra for “She Loves Me” and previously for “A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder,” winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best New Musical. He can be heard on the recent cast recordings of “An American in Paris” and “Paint Your Wagon.” He won an Emmy Award for his musical contribution to the documentary “The Curse of the Bambino.”
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students. Call 845-363-8330 or email TOSCAC2010@gmail.com for reservations for this series.
The Studio Around the Corner is at 67 Main St., Suite 101, Brewster.
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