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Music of the Americas: Fall 2014 Preview

Egberto Gismonti (Image: Ziga Koritnik)

June 30, 2014

Americas Society's music program is thrilled to present an all-star lineup this fall:

  • On September 12 at Peter Norton Symphony Space, legendary Brazilian jazz musician Egberto Gismonti performs a solo concert in collaboration with the Savassi Festival. Widely recognized as one of Brazil's most influential musicians, Gismonti has a five-decade career that spans from jazz to music for film and ballet. His work reflects the musical diversity of Brazil.

    Egberto Gismonti, Soundscapes (Toronto, Canada), 2013

  • On September 30 at Americas Society, Bolivian songstress Gian-Carla Tisera debuts her first album Nora la Bella. As a Bolivian-American artist trained in the opera and theater world, Tisera's musical prowess is the result of worlds colliding to create a powerful and dynamic fusion of opera, Bolivian folk music, and Latin jazz.

    Official video for title track from Gian-Carla Tisera's Nora la Bella

  • On October 10, the winners of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the young Dover String Quartet, perform classic and contemporary works at the Americas Society. The New Yorker recently dubbed them "the young American string quartet of the moment," and The Strad raved that the Quartet is "already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble."

    Dover Quartet, Final Round of the 2013 BISQC

  • On October 15, young talent from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón come for the seventh year to the Americas Society with a program of operatic favorites.

    Alejandro Spies performs Carlos López Buchardo's "Canción del carretero" (2013)

  • On November 17, contemporary pianist Ana Cervantes presents a program of compositions based on important Mexican women, part of her recording/commissioning project Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México (Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico).

  • On December 11, Brazil's Camerata Aberta returns to Americas Society for the third time in a program of contemporary Brazilian music.

    Camerata Aberta: Eselho d'Água (2012)

  • To close our fall season, The Bishop's Band returns for a reprise of the Peruvian Codex project at Trinity Wall Street on December 29th. This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of the Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas with Nell Snaidas and Sebastián Zubieta as co-artistic directors.

The Bishop's Band performs "Cachua al nacimiento: Dennos lecencia señores" (2013)