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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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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!


Magos & Limón: Valentine

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera and Spanish flamenco guitarist Javier Limón join forces for a special Valentine's set of boleros. ... Read More

CD Release: Brasil Guitar Duo Plays Leo Brouwer

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Brasil Guitar Duo celebrates their NAXOS release of the complete two-guitar works of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. ... Read More

Meridionalis in Havana

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Sunday, February 21, 2016 | Havana

Meridionalis will perform choral music from the colonial period as part of the Festival Internacional de Música Antigua Esteban Salas in Havana, Cuba. ... Read More

Momenta Quartet: Julián Carrillo

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents Momenta Quartet in a performance of the string quartets of Mexican modernist Julián Carrillo at Americas Society. ... Read More

Film: La calle de los pianistas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents a screening of the documentary La calle de los pianistas, which spotlights the mother-daughter concert pianists Karin Lechner and Natasha Binder. ... Read More

Concert: La calle de los pianistas

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents a performance by mother-daughter concert pianists Karin Lechner and Natasha Binder on the heels of the documentary La calle de los pianistas. ... Read More

Concert: Modernismo Rumbero

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas hosts the second event in the Modernismo Rumbero series this season, revisiting the programs of the International Composers' Guild and the Pan-American Association of Composers in the 1920s and '30s. ... Read More

Alberto Ginastera and His Contemporaries

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

In celebration of Alberto Ginastera's centenary this year, Attacca Quartet performs a program of works by the Argentine luminary and his contemporaries. ... Read More

ensemble mise-en: Portrait of Claude Vivier

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

New York-based ensemble mise-en presents a portrait of Canadian composer Claude Vivier at Americas Society. ... Read More

Suzie LeBlanc and Alexander Weimann: As You Like It

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Soprano Suzie LeBlanc joins keyboardist Alexander Weimann in a Shakespearean program entitled "As You Like It."  ... 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.


Visit the Music of the Americas store to view and purchase releases from artists who have performed as part of the Music of the Americas concert series.

Music of the Americas has released its first ever CD available under the Live at Music of the Americas label! Recorded live at Americas Society in 2009 and produced by Americas Society's own Sebastián Zubieta, the CD features Eddy Marcano Cuarteto Acústico and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and other stores. Listen to excerpts, read the liner notes, and see photos from the 2009 concert at Americas Society below.  

Eddy Marcano Cuarteto Acústico Live At Music of the Americas - Eddy Marcano, Gustavo Carucí, Héctor Molina, Layo Puentes


Americas Society Amazon Store