Still image from Green Alter Egos. (Pablo Chin)

Still image from Green Alter Egos. (Pablo Chin)

Music of the Americas 2021 Spring Concerts

Join us for the Spring 2021 Music of the Americas season.

The 2020–2021 season of the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series will resume on March 10.

The Spring and Summer series will feature eight productions prepared specifically to be shared online. The videos will be available starting on the dates below and will remain online for later viewing.

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Vincent Lauzer

March 22, 7 p.m.

Vincent Lauzer: Trio Sonatas

In his Music of the Americas debut, the Quebecois recorder virtuoso plays Vivaldi and French baroque sonatas with Mathieu Lussier, Amanda Keesmaat, Mélisande McNabney, and Sylvain Bergeron. 

This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas.

Fonema Consort

April 2, 7 p.m.

Fonema Consort: Green Alter Egos

The NY-based ensemble makes its Music of the Americas debut with three audiovisual pieces by composers from Mexico and Costa Rica. 

Ensemble Dal Niente

May 2, 7 p.m.

Ensemble Dal Niente

In their Music of the Americas debut, the Chicago-based ensemble plays Julián Carrillo's classic Preludio a Colón, a premiere by Tomás Gueglio, and music by Tania León, Melissa Vargas, and Hilda Paredes. 

Young Guitarists Showcase

May 14, 7 p.m.

Young Guitarists Showcase

After a successful concert in 2019, Music of the Americas is pleased to invite a new group of young guitarists currently enrolled in New York City's leading conservatories: Juilliard, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, and Hunter College, to perform on our virtual stage. 

Ebbó

May 28, 7 p.m.

Chamber Opera Ebbó

New production created by Yelaine Rodríguez of the Afro Cuban chamber opera by Louis Aguirre and Rafael Almanza. Estelí Gómez stars alongside an international instrumental ensemble who recorded their parts from across the world. 

Jonatan Alvarado - Ariel Abramovich

June 10, 7 p.m.

Jonatan Alvarado - Ariel Abramovich: Huehuetenango

The Argentine early music specialists explore 16th century Guatemalan musical manuscripts, which are among the earliest surviving musical manuscripts of European-style music in the Americas. 

This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas.

Quinteto Latino

June 17, 7 p.m.

Quinteto Latino

In their Music of the Americas debut, the San Francisco based wind quintet premieres a new commission by Felipe Nieto alongside Mitos Gabriela Lena Frank and Puzzle-Tocas, by Gabriela Ortiz. 

New York Guitar Seminar

July 7, 7 p.m.

New York Guitar Seminar: Piazzolla at 100, Binelli at 75

The 2021 festival will celebrate two giants of contemporary tango: Ástor Piazzolla, whose music transformed tango and was born 100 years ago and his protégé and fellow master bandoneonist Daniel Binelli, who celebrates his 75th birthday in May. 

Funders

The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Spring-Summer 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. Additional support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, and The Augustine Foundation.