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Digital After Hours: Latina Composers Digital After Hours: Latina Composers

Premiering Friday, May 14

A digital recital exploring the invaluable contributions Latina composers have made to the world of classical music

Our much-beloved After Hours recital series is back, and this time, we're celebrating 11 astounding Latina composers. Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence-turned-host, curated this spectacular special to transport you right to Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba and Peru—without ever leaving your home.

Available to stream here beginning Friday, May 14 at 5pm PST

View THE full SONG LIST by clicking "Read More" below.

The Program

"Io t’amero"
Ángela Peralta
(1845–1883)
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor; César Cancino, piano 

"Canción de cuna para dormir a Albertico"
"Guitarra"
Modesta Bor (1926–1998) 
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor; César Cancino, piano  

Canticos para soñar y otras obras de camara 
No. 1 "Canción de cuna para mi corazón solitario
No. 2 "Canto de nodriza"
No. 3 "Vocalise"
No. 4 "Capullito"
Irma Urteaga (b. 1929)
Vanessa Becerra, soprano; César Cancino, piano 

Selections from Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea  
"Me diste ¡oh Dios! una hija"
"Eufemia" (5:40)  
"En la vela del angelito"
Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
Efraín Solís, baritone; Bryndon Hassman, piano 

Dos canciones mediterráneas 
"La nada que se aprieta sobre alma"
"El tiempo es fiero"
Mariela Rodríguez  (b. 1986)  
Vanessa Becerra, soprano; César Cancino, piano 

"Mi amor es" 
Tania León (b. 1943) 
Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone; César Cancino, piano 

"Solo a ti te quiero"
Ernestina Lecuona (1882–1951) 
Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone; César Cancino, piano 

Medley:
"Enamorado"
"Amar y vivir"
"Que seas feliz"
Consuelo Velázquez (1916–2005) 
Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone; César Cancino, piano  

"Despedida"
María Grever (1885–1951)  
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor; Jose Chuy Hernandez, guitar  

"Júrame"
María Grever
Efraín Solís, baritone; Chuy Hernandez, guitar 

"Fina estampa"
"La flor de la canela"
Chabuca Granda  (1920–1983)  
Vanessa Becerra, soprano; Chuy Hernandez, guitar 

"Naranjas de Valencia"
María Luisa Escobar (1903–1985)  
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor; César Cancino, piano 

The Singers

Soprano
Vanessa Becerra
Tenor
Carlos Enrique Santelli
Baritone
Luis Alejandro Orozco
Baritone
Efraín Solís

The Musicians

Piano
César Cancino
Piano
Bryndon Hassman
Guitar
Jose Chuy Hernandez
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