Cantamos Artist Interview: Marisa Karchin

“I’m most looking forward to singing “Triste” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. I’ve never heard anything like this piece before and I’ve pretty much been listening to it nonstop! It’s based on a type of folk song that originated in Andean yaraví, and the way it evokes the yearning and serene hopelessness of unrequited love is breathtaking.”

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Cantamos Artist Interview: Heather Jones

“Well, aside from the fact that the all-Spanish program itself is unique and hard to see in the NYC classical music scene, I would say people should come because they'll see a group of singers who all truly love what we're singing. Musicians produce concerts for tons of different reasons, but I can bet that the chance to sing this particular music is what made us all want to be a part of this project.”

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Cantamos Artist Interview: Dylan Sauerwald

“I'm pretty hardcore about early music. Did my undergrad and grad degrees in it, and basically knew it was my life's passion from about age 16 onwards. People often seem to think of that as a narrow focus, but I've never thought so: devoting myself to that period lets me embrace it more holistically, getting deep into not just the music, but the art and literature, the social contexts, the architecture... really every aspect of historical aesthetics is relevant to interpreting classical music.”

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Cantamos Artist Interview: Linda Collazo

“Singing a piece from Ecuador is actually very emotional for me, since I mostly identify with Ecuadorian culture and am closest to that side of my family. As of recent, I have been craving to go to Ecuador (I have never been) to have a better understanding of where my family comes from and to practice speaking the Spanish language in a place where I would be forced to. Learning about Gerardo Guevara and his music has made me want to do this even more and has added to my Ecuadorian pride.”

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Cantamos Artist Interview: María Brea

“My first musical experiences were guided by my father. My father is a Music Teacher in Venezuela. There are pictures of him playing the guitar and me singing at age 4. I have been very fortunate because music has saved my life and my family’s life, music has kept us going through the bad times my country is going through.”

“Mis primeros pasos musicales fueron gracias a mi padre. Mi papá es Profesor de música en Venezuela. Hay fotos de mi padre tocando la guitarra y yo cantando a los 4 años. He sido muy afortunada pues siento que la música salvo mi vida y la de mi familia especialmente por las circunstancias de mi país y el lugar donde crecí.”

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