La Bruja de Texcoco

La Bruja de Texcoco. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Music of the Americas: Winter-Spring 2023 Concerts

Join Americas Society for the 2023 winter and spring season live and online, featuring music from the baroque to the present.

The 2022–2023 season of the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series continues live in New York City and online.

Concerts will include the premiere of Stephanie Griffin's and Rita Indiana's new song cycles, early music with Ars Longa de La Habana and Piffaro with guest artist Jonatan Alvarado, new music with Orchestra of St. Luke's, Mariel Mayz, Low Frequency Trio, Longleash, Ensemble Dal Niente, singer/songwriters Tiganá Santana and La Bruja de Texcoco, and the duo of João Luiz and Danilo Brito.

Additional concerts will be announced soon. 

En Casa and Recuerdos also continue.

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Stephanie Griffin: Beautiful You Are

February 28, 7 pm

We premiere a new song cycle by Canadian composer Stephanie Griffin, commissioned by Americas Society. 

Orchestra of St. Luke's: Viajes y raíces

March 3, 7 pm

Orchestra of St. Luke's is back on our stage with three string quartets by Tania León, inti figgis-vizueta, and Keyla Orozco. 

Ars Longa de La Habana: Gulumbá Gulumbé

March 15, 7 pm

The outstanding Cuban ensemble returns to Music of the Americas after five years with a program that highlights the African resonances of Latin American baroque music. 

Mariel Mayz: Piano Music by Leo Brouwer

March 24, 7 pm

The New York-based pianist and composer launches her latest album, dedicated to the piano music of Leo Brouwer. The program will include Brouwer's Bocetos, which the Cuban composer wrote over 50 years. 

João Luiz and Danilo Brito: Esquina de São Paulo

March 27, 7 pm

The Brazilian guitar-mandolin duo of virtuosos João Luiz and Danilo Brito launches their latest album, Esquina de São Paulo

Rita Indiana: Tu nombre verdadero

April 14, 7 pm

Dominican artist Rita Indiana presents her latest songbook, Tu nombre verdadero

Low Frequency Trio: Nuevas Músicas Latinoamericanas

April 21, 7 pm

The innovative chamber trio makes its Music of the Americas debut with a program based on their first album, featuring new works by female Latin American composers.  

Longleash: small and subtle changes

April 28, 7 pm

The Piano Trio Longleash (Julia Den Boer, Pala Garcia, John Popham) makes their Music of the Americas debut with a program that includes music by James Diaz, Igor Santos, Linda Catlin Smith, and Matthew Ricketts.

Tiganá Santana

May 12, 7 pm

Brazilian singer-songwriter Tiganá Santana showcases his personal take on Afro-Brazilian music and culture

Piffaro: Entre dos álamos

May 23, 7 pm

The early music ensemble has its Music of the Americas debut with a program of Latin American early baroque music. The ensemble is joined by a stellar cast of singers. 

Ensemble Dal Niente

June 15, 7 pm

Ensemble Dal Niente is back live on our stage in New York. 

La Bruja de Texcoco

July 10, 7 pm

Mexican singer and composer La Bruja de Texcoco presents her Music of the Americas debut. 

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 2023 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

The presentation of Rita Indiana’s “Tu nombre verdadero” is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ ArtsForward program, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  APAP Arts Forward        NEA

Additional support for new music performances comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund.

Alice Ditson Fund         Aaron Copland Fund for Music        Amphion Foundation       New Music USA

Support for guitar performances comes The Augustine Foundation.

The Augustine Foundation                     

            

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