Wednesday September 14, 2016 11:00am

Wednesday Morning Concert

Canciones Españolas: Celebrating Enrique Granados


Inspired by the Spanish Courtyard of the Rosen House, we bring you songs to honor and celebrate 100 years of renowned composer Enrique Granados, performed with invigorating vocals and guitar. This concert is followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen.


Amaya Arberas, soprano
David Galvez, guitar


Tonnadillas al Estilo Antiguo  1910, Texto F. Periquet

La Maja de Goya
El majo discreto
El tralala y el punteado
El majo tímido
La maja dolorosa II
El mirar de la maja
Amor y odio

Danza Española, nº5: Andaluza
Recuerdos de la Alhambra / 1852-1909, Francisco Tàrrega

Canciones Amatorias

No lloréis ojuelos / 1915, Texto Lope de Vega, adaptación F. Periquet
Mañanica era /1915, Anónimo, adaptación F. Periquet
Gracia mía / 1915, Anónimo, adaptación F. Periquet


    11:00am Performance in the Music Room

    11:45am Tour of the Rosen House

    1:00pm Lunch is served in the Summer Dining Room (for those who purchased)

    *Sales close Monday prior to Wednesday Morning Concert

Amaya Arberas

Amaya Arberas, soprano

Born in San Sebastián, Spain, Amaya Arberas has performed opera, zarzuela, and sacred music. She has sung the roles of Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with the New York Lyric Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Ana Mari (El Caserío), and Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito). Ms. Arberas has performed around the world at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Conde Duque Auditorium (Madrid), Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, Symphony Space, Baroque Festival in Spain, Baruch Performing Arts, Bruno Walter auditorium, Miami International book Festival, and King Juan Carlos I Auditorium. Her sacred performances include Messiah, Requiem, Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solennelle, and Die Schöpfung.

She performed with Suite Hispania at the Repertorio Español in NY. Ms. Arberas is a Finalist of the Nico Castel International Singing Competition 2012. She has also been nominated for the 2012 ACE Awards in the best Actress-Singer category for her performance in Amores quebrados with Suite Hispania. She is a Finalist of the American Prize in Art Song division, Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards 2013.

Ms. Arberas was invited by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York to star in a special concert conducted by maestro Pablo Zinger in homage to the Legendary Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

First Prize Winner of The International Shining Stars Competition 2014. She sang with Suite Hispania at the Opening Gala of the International Book Festival in Miami. She participated at Rafael Guastavino’s tribute, with the recital “The Voice & the Vaults”; Music from the Spanish Levant at the Museum of the City of New York. She sang the role of Frasquit in Bizet`s Carmen at the Luis Mariano Opera Festival in Spain. She presented the Zarzuela Gala at Centro Español of Queens with the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jorge Parodi.

She has toured Puerto Rico, Washington, and Miami and in October she made her debut with the Georgetown Orchestra, to commemorate the 500 years of Saint Teresa of Avila. She sang with the Baroque Ensemble Il Giardino D’amore in New York and in November she sang at Carnegie Hall for Zarzuela Annual Gala. In December she sang her Christmas Concerts in Spain.

She will be on tour with her recital tribute to the composer Enrique Granados, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death in 2016. She will participate in several Music Festivals in America and Spain (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, México, Miami, Washington , Seattle, New York, Prado Museum in Madrid, Alicante, Barcelona and San Sebastián) She will participate in the activities of the commemoration of the naming of San Sebastián as The Capital of the European Culture 2016.


David Galvez

David Galvez, guitar

A native of Lima, Peru, David Galvez has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, and in South America, including Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, and his native Peru.  He has also performed as a guest soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra and the Trujillo Orchestra of Peru.

He has performed and recorded duets with the renowned tenor Juan Diego Florez and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the Decca London Music Label. He is also an accomplished music arranger and some of his works have been published by Lathkill Publications from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Galvez was the first classical guitarist to win the prestigious Edwin & Leigh Concerto Competition in New York City. He has also received top prizes in the Schadt String Competition in Pennsylvania two consecutive times, and also won the National Guitar Competition “Jeunesses Musicales.”

David Galvez studied at the National Conservatory of Lima and went on to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music at the Manhattan School of Music. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication science from the Peru’s Lima University.

David is currently a guitar professor at the Long Island Conservatory in Long Island New York.