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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

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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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Cecilia Zabala & Philippe Baden Powell: Fronteras

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Argentine singer-songwriter Cecilia Zabala and Brazilian pianist Philippe Baden Powell explore their latest duo project, which fuses Zabala’s folk-inspired songwriting with Powell’s música popular brasileira (MPB) sensibility. ... Read More

Emmanuele Baldini & Roberto Turrin: Americas

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Brazilian-Italian violinist Emmanuele Baldini, who for over a decade has been concertmaster of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, joins forces with pianist Roberto Turrin in "Americas." ... Read More

Emeline Michel: Valentine

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Just in time for Valentine's Day, reigning “Queen of Haitian Song” Emeline Michel—a captivating performer, versatile vocalist, and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation—has her Americas Society debut. ... Read More

Ars Longa: New York Debut

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 4:00pm | New York

Cuban early music group Conjunto de Música Antigua Ars Longa de La Habana performs their New York debut with "Gulumbá gulumbé: Resonancias de África en el Nuevo Mundo," draws together resonances of African cultures that were captured by the ears and artistic sensibility of Latin American poets and composers during the baroque period. ... Read More

Tribute to Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm | Brooklyn

Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera, one of the 2016–2017 curators at Brooklyn's National Sawdust, assembles an all-star cast of musicians, including Venezuelan pianist Edward Simon’s trio alongside Argentine musician Pedro Aznar, in tribute to Argentine singer-songwriter Mercedes Sosa. ... Read More

New Docta: Language of Discovery

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

The New Docta Festival was cofounded in 2013 by Argentine musicians Solange and Sami Merdinian with French cellist Yves Dharamraj to bring classical music to their hometown of Córdoba. This performance spotlights their work in Argentina, featuring all three cofounders, along with pianist Philip Edward Fisher. ... Read More

Experiential Orchestra: Centuries of Latin American Music

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Experiential Orchestra, led by James Blachly, highlights over four centuries of Latin American music for chamber orchestra. ... Read More

Armonía Concertada

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

The duo of Argentine lutenist/vihuelist Ariel Abramovich and soprano María Cristina Kiehr present "De un libro de música de vihuela, intitulado Imaginario," highlighting luminaries from the Renaissance. ... 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.

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