Concert Series
Hispanic Women Composers: I am Carreño, The Extraordinary Life of Teresa Carreño (1853–1917)

The mercurial figure of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) is brought to vivid life in this costumed recital.   Child prodigy, virtuoso pianist, composer, and opera singer, Venezuelan-born Carreño was a fiercely independent creative spirit who made her brilliant way in a man’s world for eight decades.  The program, entitled “I AM CARREÑO: The Extraordinary Life of Teresa Carreño”, will feature compositions she played, sang and championed, works by her teachers and mentors, works she composed for voice, for violin as well as a generous sampling of her virtuosic compositions for solo piano – animated by the virtuoso pianist Isabel Pérez Dobarro, mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna, bass-baritone Robert Osborne, and violinist Stephanie Chase. Carreño’s own words, along with those of her colleagues, critics, mentors, and students, provide a narrative thread showcasing her multi-faceted career within the international musical milieu of her times.  This event draws from manuscripts housed in Vassar College’s Special Collection and marks the 2017 centennial of her death.

DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Doors Open 6:15pm |Lecture at 6:30pm| Concert at 7:00pm

PLACE: Auditorium. American Academy of Arts & Letters. 632 West 156 Street New York New York 10032

RSVP: events@hispanicsociety.org

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council , Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain and New York State Council on the Arts.

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Caption:  Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Mrs. Virginie M. Swift, 1900. Oil on canvas |Portrait of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917).  Photography