Rafael Hernandez Music Festival - Bronx Library Center - September 24, 2017
Hernandez was Puerto Rico’s pre-eminent composer during the first half of the 20th century, and the concert of his music is held in his honor. Of course, I couldn’t understand a word, but so what! This is one of my favorite venues, as there’s usually space for me to get the paints going, and for this one it was 100% watercolors. There were two separate combos and some confusion on my part on how to allocate sketch time. Torch song (I think; I’m going here on sound and not lyrics) specialist Mirabal was featured, brought out twice (one costume change). Ayala smoothly shouldered the remaining vocal duties, and was no slouch.