Music of the Americas aims to present artists who are both superb musicians in their own right and cultural ambassadors of myriad social and musical traditions, creating a vibrant space and a unique opportunity to hear distinctive and significant music.
Brittes, an accordionist, composer, and researcher, performs "Vientos del Este," which he wrote with Odair Teixeira.
The artist showcases a work that combines three coastal Venezuelan rhythms for En Casa.
The Colombian artist shares "Zamba Timbiquireña," a traditional piece from the country's Pacific coast.
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.
The Fall 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, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, and by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Additional support comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foundation, and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.