Nineteenth-century engraving of a parading cabildo in Havana.

Nineteenth-century engraving of a parading cabildo in Havana. (Image courtesy of María Teresa Linares)

Music of the Americas 2022 Winter and Spring Concerts

Join Americas Society for the hybrid second half of the 2021–2022 season, including opera, early music, and premieres.

The 2021–2022 season of the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series continues live in New York City and online.

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

Concerts will include the U.S. premieres of the Afro-Cuban puppet opera Manita en el suelo, Canadian baritone Jonathon Adams in a program of music by Ignatz Bieber with Robert Mealy, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble's Five-Borough Tour, Brazilian singer Luedji Luna, vocal ensemble Ekmeles, guitar music with Colombian Trio Fabián Forero, and the return of Uruguayan master guitarist Eduardo Fernández to our stage after 45 years.

En Casa and Recuerdos also continue.

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Jonathon Adams and Robert Mealy

February 28, 7 p.m.

Indigenous Canadian baritone Jonathon Adams makes their Music of the Americas debut with a program of German baroque music, joined by an all-star early music band led by violinist Robert Mealy. This virtual concert, recorded at Americas Society, will be released on February 28 at 7 p.m.

Ekmeles

March 4, 7 p.m.

The adventurous vocal ensemble Ekmeles makes its debut in our series with music by Hilda Paredes, Tania León, Mauricio Kagel, and Marc Sabat.

Orchestra of St. Luke's

March 11, 7 p.m.

The Orchestra of St. Luke's is back on our stage with a program music by living composers who write with concern for the earth's survival and future.

Fonema Consort

March 19, 6 p.m.

The new music ensemble comes to our physical stage after a virtual concert last season. This program, "Her Words," presents new works by three Latin American composers based in the United States, alongside a piece by pioneering Argentine composer Graciela Paraskevaídis.

Luedji Luna

March 25, 7 p.m.

The Afro-Brazilian singer-songwriter presents a new video of her latest show in this virtual concert.

Magos Herrera: Remanso

April 13, 7 p.m.

The Mexican composer and singer presents her latest project, Remanso, in a concert rescheduled from December 2021. 

Fabián Forero Trío

May 20, 7 p.m.

The Colombian trio, dedicated to innovation and dissemination of their country's traditional music joins our virtual stage with a live show recorded in Bogotá, highlighting the music of legendary Colombian guitarist and composer Gentil Montaña.

Talea Ensemble

June 2, 7 p.m.

Talea Ensemble returns to our stage. 

New York Guitar Seminar

July 5, 7 p.m.

We welcome faculty from the New York Guitar Seminar with the return to our stage of Uruguayan master guitarist Eduardo Fernández after 40 years.

Manita en el suelo

July 29, 7 p.m.

U.S. premiere of the puppet opera Manita en el suelo, by Alejandro García Caturla and Alejo Carpentier, directed by Doug Fitch.

Atlanticx: 2e2m

August 2, 4, and 5, 7 p.m.

Ensemble 2e2m, one of France's leading new music groups, with several hundred premieres to its credit since Paul Méfano founded it in 1972. Based in Paris since its creation, the ensemble produces concerts, educational projects, public rehearsals, and meetings with composers and performers as a way for audiences to discover works, experiment, and build a close connection with musical creators.

During this residency in New York, 2e2m will present three concerts with premieres by Atlanticx's participants and lead workshops for emerging artists. 

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 Spring 2022 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, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Howard Gilman Foundation NYC DCA New York Council on the Arts

Additional support comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foudnation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Augustine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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