Flor Ubertalli with Miguel Tennina, Damián Manfredi, and Hernán Di Stefano

Flor Ubertalli with Miguel Tennina, Damián Manfredi, and Hernán Di Stefano. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas: Closing 2022 Online

Watch two En Casa videos from Argentina, one Recuerdo of Italian medieval music, and a video of new 2022 music.

We close 2022 with two En Casa videos from Argentine singers Eli Fernández and Flor Ubertalli, a Recuerdos from 2013, and the video of the August 4 concert performed by French ensemble 2e2m during their residence in New York this past summer. 

En Casa: Eli Fernández

Tuesday, December 13, 10 am

Born in the Argentine province of La Pampa, singer/composer Eli Fernandez's debut album, Canto soy, was nominated to the Premios Gardel in 2019. From her home in Córdoba, where she lives, she sent us two videos. This week we share "Seguir," a rasguido doble by León Cuye that inspires us to push forward in spite of adversity. 


En Casa: Flor Ubertalli

Wednesday, December 14, 10 am

Argentine singer/composer Florencia Ubertalli has been part of several ensembles dedicated to her tango and traditional music. She is a member of the duo Dos Minitas and the tango quartet La Runfla, with whom she recorded the album No es lo que parece. She has performed in several festivals in Argentina and abroad. From Buenos Aires, Ubertalli, alongside Miguel Tennina, Daniel Manfredi, and Hernán Di Stefano, sent us "Paloma negra," a classic ranchera composed by Tomás Méndez and first released by Chavela Vargas in 1961.

Recuerdos: Mala Punica

Thursday, December 15, 10 am

In 2013, Mala Punica, a group dedicated to medieval music founded in 1987 by Argentine medieval music scholar and recorder virtuoso Pedro Memelsdorff, gave a recital dedicated to Italian music from around 1400. 

From that concert, we share this video of a piece by Johannes Ciconia.

Music of the Americas: 2e2m

Friday, December 16, 7 pm

Ensemble 2e2m, one of France's leading new music groups, was in New York last summer for a week-long residence organized in collaboration with Argentina's Fundación Williams. During their stay, the ensemble presented new works by young Latin American composers and new music classics in three concerts in our hall in Manhattan and at Target Margin Theater in Brooklyn. This week, we release the video of their second concert, which took place on August 4th.


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

The Fall 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. 

New York Council on the Arts             Howard Gilman Foundation


Additional support comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ ArtsForward program, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Augustine Foundation.

The residency and performances of Ensemble 2e2m in New York City have been made possible through Jazz & New Music, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, SACEM (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) and the CNM (Centre National de la Musique).