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Concert: Ana Cervantes

Americas Society

November 17, 2014


(Image: courtesy of the artist)

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Admission: FREE for AS Members; $20 for non-members. No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online. $10 student tickets will be available for purchase at the door with ID. 

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Ana Cervantes is one of Mexico's leading advocates for new music. Cervantes will perform works from her recent commissioning/recording project, Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México (Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico), which features new pieces by 16 composers from six different countries, inspired by important women in Mexican history.

About the artist

Critics praise pianist Ana Cervantes as "a physical, emotional performer with master of tone and color" (Newark Star-Ledger), as an artist of "commanding intensity" (MusicWeb International, UK),  with "great interpretive qualities, enormous passion" (unomásuno, Mexico); and as "ambassadress for the music of Mexico" (Independent on Sunday, UK). An alumna of Bard College and a former Fulbright-García Robles Senior Scholar, Cervantes recently released two CDs as part of the Monarca project. She cites Joan Tower and the late Theodore Lettvin as her most important teachers. An active teacher and performer, Cervantes is currently based in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Her recent discography also includes Agua y Piedra: músiva reciente de México (Water & Stone: Recent Music from Mexico, 2004), featuring world premieres by seven contemporary Mexican composers, and Amor de la Danza (Love of the Dance, 1999), a mixed program of recent and staple works from the solo piano repertoire.