Recital: Josaphat Contreras '22 MM, Tenor: Raíces y Recuerdos
NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.
Josaphat Contreras '22 MM studies Voice with Michael Meraw and is the recipient of the Leo and Gabriella Beranek Voice Scholarship.
This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed via livestream.
- Josaphat Contreras '22 MM, tenor
- Joseph Lorusso, piano
- Veronica Robles Mariachi Femenil, mariachi band
- Michael Meraw, studio teacher
Dedicated to my ancestors
Salvador Moreno | 4 Canciones Náhuatl
To Ilhuicac tlahtzin
To Huey Tlahtzin Cuauhtémoc
Dedicated to my professors
Si tu pouvais venir
Breit’ über mein Haupt
Dedicated to Amanda Contreras
Te quiero, dijiste
Daniel Catán | Comprendo
Dedicated to my family and friends
with guest artists
Veronica Robles Maraiachi Femenil Band
Álvaro Carrillo | Sabor a mi
Federico Méndez | De Qué Manera Te Olvido
José Alfredo Jiménez
Si nos dejan
Each set is dedicated to a portion of my life. The Aztec Náhuatl set is dedicated to my lineage and roots in Mexico. The German/French set is dedicated to my professors who taught me how to sing in foreign languages. The Spanish set are love songs dedicated to my partner, my best friend, Amanda Contreras. The Mariachi Set is dedicated to my upbringing that my entire family and friends have influenced throughout my life.
I would like to give a special thank you to my Náhuatl tutor in Mexico
David De La Cruz,
who met with me for two months to work on the Náhuatl pronunciation and comprehension. Gracias por todo David!