Magos Herrera at Americas Society in 2016. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Magos Herrera at Americas Society in 2016. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Music of the Americas 2021 Fall Concerts

Join Americas Society for a hybrid Fall 2021 season, including the groundbreaking project Jeporeká.

The 2021–2022 season of the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series starts live in New York City on October 1.

The season will be hybrid, with live concerts presented in our venue in New York and productions prepared specifically to be shared online. Video versions of the live concerts will be released a week after each show and will remain online for later viewing.

The Fall 2021 schedule features three live concerts by Gustavo Casenave, Yarn/Wire, and Magos Herrera, as well as two weeks dedicated to Jeporeká, the groundbreaking project created by our friend, guitarist Berta Rojas, recorded in Paraguay.

Dates for the spring will be announced later this year, but the concerts will include the U.S. premieres of the Guaraní opera Ñomongetá and the Afro-Cuban opera Manita en el suelo, Canadian baritone Jonathon Adams in a program of music by Ignatz Bieber, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble's Five-Borough Tour, Brazilian singer Luedji Luna, Americas Society's vocal ensemble Meridionalis in a program of baroque Mexican music, vocal ensemble Ekmeles, guitar music with Colombian Trio Fernando Forero, and the return of Uruguayan master guitarist Eduardo Fernández to our stage after 45 years.

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Gustavo Casenave

October 1, 7 p.m.

Uruguayan pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave plays a solo concert to reopen our stage. His torrential pianism is the perfect response to the twenty months of silence in our hall.

Jeporeká

November 1-12

Each morning at 10 a.m. we will share the result of the Paraguayan project Jeporeká, created by guitarist Berta Rojas. Ten teams of young Paraguayan artists collaborated over six weeks to create new songs that were recorded in September in Asunción.

Yarn/Wire

November 5, 7 p.m.

Yarn/Wire is back at Music of the Americas with special guest baritone Jeff Gavett in a program of music from Canada, Mexico, and Colombia, including premieres by DM R and Taylor Brook.

Magos Herrera

December 3, 7 p.m.

Mexican composer and singer Magos Herrera premieres her piece "Pilgrimage," commissioned through Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works. The evening-long composition, featuring Herrera and her band, is based on Natalia Gil’s photographic book Vientos Paralelos (Parallel Winds), published in 2003, which brings together the work of three of the greatest photographers of our time: Graciela Iturbide, Sebastião Salgado, and Raghu Rai.

Funders

The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.

MetLife Foundation

The Fall 2021 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Howard Gilman Foundation      NYC DCA

Additional support comes from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Amphion Foundation, Inc., the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

Alice M. Ditson Fund     Amphion Foundation     Aaron Copland Fund

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