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Music of the Americas

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The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series, recipient of the 2014 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, fulfills an essential part of the cultural mission of Americas Society, annually showcasing dozens of talented artists hailing from across the hemisphere. Presented year-round, the concerts include a wealth of diverse music and performers, ranging from contemporary classical to folk-roots to reggae and jazz. The primary venue for the series is Americas Society’s own Salon Simón Bolivar, an expansive room in the organization’s neo-federal-style headquarters. Music of the Americas has collaborated with other presenters, including Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the National Museum of the American Indian, and has also presented artists at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall and Symphony Space.

Music of the Americas seeks to further Americas Society’s mission by engaging artists and concertgoers alike in meaningful dialogue through a shared love of excellent music. The series aims to present artists that are both superb musicians in their own right and cultural ambassadors of myriad social and musical traditions, creating a vibrant space and a unique opportunity to hear distinctive and significant music.

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ASSISTANT TO THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Martha Cargo: mcargo@as-coa.org | (212) 277-8379

PRESS CONTACT Adriana La Rotta: mediarelations@as-coa.org

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Since 1965, the Music of the Americas Concert Series has presented musical luminaries such as Plácido Domingo, Antonio Meneses, Mercedes Sosa, Hermeto Pascoal, Continuum Ensemble, Larry Harlow, Inti-Illimani, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and many others.

All MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concerts take place at Americas Society’s headquarters and partnering organizations across New York City. By presenting diverse artists in an intimate and acoustically superb venue, the concert series brings together an ever-expanding urban audience with consistently high-caliber musicians from across the hemisphere, showcasing oft-underrepresented music and rendering it immediate and accessible. The events are open to the public and Americas Society members enjoy FREE admission. Click here to become a member today!

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Composers Now: Dialogues

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents an evening of composer dialogues, featuring Zosha Di Castri, Pauchi Sasaki, and Miguel Zenón, in collaboration with Composers Now, hosted by Tania León. ... Read More

Rolston String Quartet

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

First-place winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, this ensemble will perform Canadian music at Americas Society on December 8. ... Read More

SONYC: Mind the Gap

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

The String Orchestra of New York City, a dynamic and conductorless ensemble, presents "Mind the Gap," featuring the premiere Bridges by Cuban composer Keyla Orozco for string orchestra and rumba tap dancer Max Pollak.  ... Read More

CD Release: Tango Fado Duo

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

In their new release Tango Fado Duo (Sorel Classics), Portuguese guitarist Pedro H. da Silva and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli explore the relationship between the sensuality of Argentine tango and the passion of Portuguese fado, interweaving the traditional sounds of their respective instruments. ... Read More

New York New Music Ensemble: New Works from Brazil

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

New York New Music Ensemble returns to Music of the Americas with a program featuring new music from Brazil, including three world premieres. ... Read More

Ars Longa: Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm | New York

On their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents "Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World" at St Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. ... Read More

Talea Ensemble and Michelle Agnes Magalhães: Herbarium

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

In their Americas Society debut, NYC-based new music group Talea Ensemble presents "Herbarium," a chamber music cycle by Brazilian composer Michelle Agnes Magalhães. ... Read More

Music Department articles offering insight into the performances showcased by the Americas Society. Learn more about music from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada.

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. ... Read More

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