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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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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!


A Night at the Opera: Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents talented young opera singers from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in recital. ... Read More

Alexandre Moutouzkine: Cuba

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Russian pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine celebrates his latest Steinway CD, which explores dance-inspired music from Cuba. ... Read More

Nell Snaidas and Eduardo Egüez in Concert

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Nell Snaidas, soprano, and Eduardo Egüez, vihuela and Baroque guitar, present an evening of music from Renaissance Spain and the Baroque era of Latin America. ... Read More

Momenta Quartet: Ginastera & His Contemporaries

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

We continue our Alberto Ginastera centenary celebration this year with a performance of the Argentine luminary’s piano quintet from 1963, as well as works for string quartet by two of Ginastera’s students at the time, Mesías Maiguashca and Joaquín Orellana. ... Read More

Ars Longa: New York Debut

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

Cuban early music group Ars Longa performs their New York debut with a program entitled "Gulumbá gulumbé: Resonancias de África en el Nuevo Mundo," which explores 17th- and 18th-century Cuban music by the descendants of African slaves. ... 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.