Talea Ensemble at Americas Society

Talea Ensemble at Americas Society. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Music of the Americas: Talea Ensemble and Season Recap Two

This week, we look back at the 2021–2022 season and release the video of Talea's concert on our stage.

En Casa takes a break this week, as we prepare for the release of the video of Talea Ensemble's latest concert on our stage, and Recuerdos continues to revisit our 2021–2022 season. 

Recuerdos: Magos Herrera

Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m.

New York-based, Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and composer Magos Herrera was on our stage in April, along with her string quartet that included musicians from the orchestra collective the Knights to share the music she created during the pandemic.

We share the first piece of the concert, Carlos Aguirre's "Milonga gris."

Recuerdos: Yarn/Wire

Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m.

The new music quartet Yarn/Wire returned to our stage last November with special guest Jeff Gavett. The program was rich in mysterious sounds, like the ones that make up Andrés Guadarrama's Como hilos de viento y luz. In this piece, you will see all members of the group playing long strips of celluloid attached to the piano strings and gongs. 

Recuerdos: Talea Ensemble

Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.

In 2018, Talea dedicated a concert to the work of Brazilian composer Michelle Agnes Magalhães, who was then in residence at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. The concert was dedicated to her series Herbarium, and we share the first of the pieces, "Before you thought of spring," performed by Alex Lipowski and Stephen Gosling.

Talea Ensemble: Encores

Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Talea Ensemble was back on our stage a few weeks ago with a program dedicated to recent premieres, including music by Felipe Lara and inti figgis-vizueta.

Watch here


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

Additional support is provided by The Augustine Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc.

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