On Saturday, December 11, 2021, Bronx arts Ensemble and Bartow Pell Mansion presented Joy and Love for the Holidays featuring Linda Collazo and Pablo Zinger.

This free community event was held at the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum for an afternoon of festive holiday music. Bartow Pell Mansion was decorated in holiday lights and decorations provided by community members.


This event was presented by Bronx Arts Ensemble and Bartow Pell Mansion. Performances by mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo and on piano by Pablo Zinger.

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, Bronx Arts Ensemble and Woodlawn Cemetery also presented Joy and Love for the Holidays.

This concert was held at the Woolworth Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Full program for both events included:

Irving Berlin (Bielorusia/USA, 1888 – 1989)
“White Christmas”
“They Say It’s Wonderful”
“Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better”
“Puttin’ on the Ritz”
Flory Jagoda (née Papo, Bosnia/USA, 1923 – 2021)
“Ocho Kandelikas”
Amaury Veray (Puerto Rico, 1922 -1925)
“Villancico yaucano”
Consuelo Velázquez (México, 1916 – 2005)
“Bésame mucho”
María Grever (María Joaquina de la Portilla Torres,
México/USA, 1885 -1951)
“Te quiero dijiste”
Jerome Kern (USA, 1885 – 1945)
Oscar Hammerstein (USA, 1995 – 1960)
“Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man of Mine,” from “Showboat”
Florence Price (née Smith, USA, 1887 – 1953)
Georges Bizet (France, 1838 – 1875)
“Habanera,” from “Carmen”
Ruperto Chapí (Spain, 1851 – 1909)
“Carceleras,” from “Las hijas del Zebedeo”
Felix Bernard (USA, 1897 – 1944)
Richard Bernhard Smith (1901 – 1935)
“Winter Wonderland”
Samy Cahn (Samuel Cohen, USA, 1913 – 1993)
Jule Styne (1905 – 1994)
“Let it snow”
Thank you for joining us for a festive weekend!