6 to 7 pm ET

Americas Society
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Fonema Consort. (Image: Roberto Moscoso)

Fonema Consort: Her Words

The new music ensemble is back live with new music by Latin American composers. 

6 to 7 pm ET

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York
,
YouTube
Online

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Fonema Consort. (Image: Roberto Moscoso)

Overview

On March 19 at 6 p.m. we will host this concert in-person, and tickets are free. To reserve your seat, please email gportale@as-coa.org. In compliance with New York City’s Emergency Executive Order 239, Americas Society will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for anyone entering our building. All guests will be required to wear masks.

On March 28 at 7 p.m. ET we will publish the video on this page.

The Fonema Consort was co-founded by Chin with singer Nina Dante and composer Edward Hamel in 2011. The group, having their Music of the Americas debut, is known for their “enthusiastic embrace of daring new music” (Chicago Reader) and is driven by a fascination with pieces that foster rich interplay of voices and instruments. The ensemble is committed to presenting works by Latin American composers to U.S. audiences and encouraging musical exchange between these regions.

This program, "Her Words," presents new works by three Latin American composers based in the United States. Each work explores the writings of female thinkers of historic significance in the region, including Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector and the Mexican folk singer of Costa Rican birth Chavela Vargas. The program also includes a work by visionary Argentine composer and activist Graciela Paraskevaídis.

Program

  • Si Chavela met Matta, by Pablo Chin
  • The flaw that bears the entire building, by Fernanda Aoki Navarro
  • Sin ir más lejos, by Graciela Paraskevaídis
  • New Work, by D MR
Funders

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 for this concert comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.