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Film screening: André Midani – Do vinil ao download

May 11, 2017

Based on the autobiography of noted music executive André Midani, Do vinil ao download (From Vinyl to Download) explores Brazilian music throughout his five-decade career through informal gatherings and jam sessions at his home, featuring Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Marisa Monte, among other luminaries of the industry. ... Read More
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Americas Society Announces 2017 Music Commissions

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The organization has commissioned five new works inspired in the music of American-born, Mexican composer Conlon Nancarrow.

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Clélia Iruzun: Piano recital

June 07, 2017

Brazilian concert pianist Clélia Iruzun has her Americas Society debut with music from the Americas and Europe, including solo works by Villa-Lobos, Lecuona, Chopin, Mignon, and Gottschalk.  ... Read More

Pablo Ortiz: Vocal Portrait

June 01, 2017

Argentine composer Pablo Ortiz last collaborated with Music of the Americas on the U.S. premiere of his chamber opera Gallos y huesos in 2014. Sebastián Zubieta leads ensemble Meridionalis in a performance of several of Ortiz’s recent choral works, including Maizal del Gregoriano, set to text of Arnaldo Calveyra, and Leaving Limerick, on text by Richard Blanco. ... Read More

Yarn/Wire: New Music from Colombia

May 26, 2017

Two-piano, two-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has their Americas Society debut in a program focusing on living composers from Colombia, including Ricardo Gallo, Carolina Noguera, and Damián Ponce de León. ... Read More

Maithuna: Portrait of Mario Lavista

May 22, 2017

In collaboration with the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, Music of the Americas presents the U.S. premiere of Mexican composer Mario Lavista’s Maithuna, after the eponymous poem of Octavio Paz, as well as his Salmo for soprano and double bass, and other works. ... Read More

Film screening: Redes

May 04, 2017

A singular coming together of talents, Redes, commissioned by a progressive Mexican government, was cowritten and shot by photographer Paul Strand, with a recently recorded score by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. ... Read More

Jumpstart the New Year with Music of the Americas

Thursday, December 1, 2016  |  Martha Cargo

Music of the Americas opens 2017 with folkloric music from Argentina fused with música popular brasileira, violin music from the Americas, Haitian virtuoso vocals, Cuban colonial music, a tribute to an Argentine songwriting legend, and a Cordóba-based festival bringing classical music to the local community.

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Meridionalis: Luna sin mancha, Sol sin ocaso

December 08, 2016

Meridionalis presents "Luna sin mancha, Sol sin ocaso," music from the Olmeda Collection at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, a program dedicated to polychoral music by composers including Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan de Madrid, Mateo Romero, and Manuel de Egüés. ... Read More