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Recuerdos y Presente.

agosto 22, 2017

I painted this scene over 20 years ago. “I love my nephews.” María, our daughter in Atlanta.

In the photo the watercolor painted by Tía María. The other photo, Alex and Charlie, a few days ago, when Alex turned 25, and Charlie is in his 20s.

Maria is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in Business Administration. Her twin sister, Cristina, is a lawyer. Both have always had inclinations to paint.

“Pinté esta escena de hace mas de 20 años. Amo a mis sobrinos”. María, nuestra hija en Atlanta. (Traducción).

La acuarela se basa en la foto. La otra foto, Alex y Charlie, hace unos días,cuando Alex cumplió 25, y Charlie en sus 20.

María es Ingeniera Mecáncia, con una Maestría en Administración de Negocios. Su hermana gemela, Cristina, es Abogada. Ambas siempre han tenido inclinaciones por pintar.


La voz de Teresa Fernández

agosto 18, 2017

Mi esposa Teresa, un YouTube de una presentación que se menciona en uno de estos artículos:

by Paul D. Williams

March 22, 2009, Holly Springs, NC: Perhaps it was the surpassingly beautiful Sunday afternoon combined with the classy setting of the Holly Springs Cultural Center that made for such a pleasant diversion. Or more likely it was the dedicated musicians from the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, along with their two honored guests, that did the trick. The guests, soprano Teresa Fernandez and guitarist Ed Stephenson, joined pianist Lanette Lind, clarinetist Jim Williams, and violinist Yang Xi of the Ensemble in an offering called “Composers Unveiled.” The Holiday Inn Express of Apex supported the afternoon’s presentation…

The “veteran” composers were represented in a celebration of Spanish music by the two guests. Teresa Fernandez, who served as informal and witty program narrator, brought her expressive soprano to three of these pieces along with the superb guitar of Ed Stephenson. Her treatment of the “Melodías de Arrabal” of Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Agustin Lara’s “Granada,” and especially the Danza No. 5 of Enrique Granados (1867-1916) evoked memories of the finest cabaret singing techniques. Stephenson’s high level of skill was evident in the solo guitar works of Fernando Tárrega (1890-1909).

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Free Spirits Ensemble, and the Holly Springs Cultural Center (and Mother Nature!) all deserve praise for an outstanding afternoon.

Clasical Voice of North Carolina
by Paul D. Williams

July 27, 2010… A program of Spanish music could scarcely be complete without a singer in the style of Teresa Fernandez. In the aforementioned pages of this journal, the reviewer thought that her performances “evoked memories of the finest cabaret singing techniques.” That artistry was on display as she paired with Stephenson in the surpassingly beautiful and mournful “Canción del Emperador” of de Narváez, movingly declaiming its text of “great grief and grievous pain.” Her uncommon range was evident in the anonymous “Spanish Romance,” calling as it did for a lower register as challenging as the later soprano measures. She completed her offerings with the famous and obligatory “Danza No. 5” of Granados, and Agustin Lara’s “Granada,” backed by a full complement of guitar, bass and percussion.”

When and as you have a hankering for matters Spanish, you probably could not do better than to seek out appearances by Ed Stephenson, Teresa Fernández and the Paco Band.

Las interpretaciones de Teresa de canciones españolas reflejan su crianza en un hogar de padre y madre españoles.

Esta interpretación de una canción del Maestro Ernesto Lecuona muestra su sentido del ritmo de Cuba:

Y dos canciones, en inglés, que acaban de ser ;puestas en YouTube y la internet recientemente: