Family Day. Tesoros de México
Greenwich House Music School and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival are joining forces this fall to offer our community programs for families.
Pianist César Reyes presents “Treasures of Mexico,” a cultural and didactic journey through Mexico’s musical works for the piano: Dances, Sandungas, Rhapsodies, and Ballads. The history, customs, and traditions of Mexico are combined in these musical gems from the Revolution to the present day.
Internationally recognized as one of the most important promoters of Mexican and Latin American music, the pianist and musicologist César Reyes has performed on stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Palacio de Bellas Artes and Teatro de las Artes in Mexico, and at the Semaine Internationale de Piano et de Musique de Chambre in Blonay, Switzerland.
He has been invited to give lecture-recitals for the Society for American Music, American Musicological Society, Yale University, State University of New York, University of New Mexico, and at the Conservatoire cantonal du Valais in Sion, Switzerland. He is the founder and musical director of the New York Festival of Piano and Latin American Song, the only one of its kind in the United States. He is also the accompanist for Greenwich House Music School.
He pursued his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Music, the National Arts Center, and the City University of New York. His main mentor was the Cuban educator German Diez, who was a student and assistant of Claudio Arrau. Currently, he is a recipient of the 2020-2023 Program for Established Performers of the Support Program for Creation and Cultural Projects (SACPC), carrying out a project to promote Mexican piano repertoire throughout the country.
This event is presented in partnership with Greenwich House Music School with additional promotional support by Grupo Miztli