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Music of the Americas

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The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series, recipient of the 2014 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, fulfills an essential part of the cultural mission of Americas Society, annually showcasing dozens of talented artists hailing from across the hemisphere. Presented year-round, the concerts include a wealth of diverse music and performers, ranging from contemporary classical to folk-roots to reggae and jazz. The primary venue for the series is Americas Society’s own Salon Simón Bolivar, an expansive room in the organization’s neo-federal-style headquarters. Music of the Americas has collaborated with other presenters, including Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the National Museum of the American Indian, and has also presented artists at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall and Symphony Space.

Music of the Americas seeks to further Americas Society’s mission by engaging artists and concertgoers alike in meaningful dialogue through a shared love of excellent music. The series aims to present artists that 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.

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ASSISTANT TO THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Martha Cargo: mcargo@as-coa.org | (212) 277-8379

PRESS CONTACT Adriana La Rotta: mediarelations@as-coa.org

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Since 1965, the Music of the Americas Concert Series has presented musical luminaries such as Plácido Domingo, Antonio Meneses, Mercedes Sosa, Hermeto Pascoal, Continuum Ensemble, Larry Harlow, Inti-Illimani, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and many others.

All MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concerts take place at Americas Society’s headquarters and partnering organizations across New York City. By presenting diverse artists in an intimate and acoustically superb venue, the concert series brings together an ever-expanding urban audience with consistently high-caliber musicians from across the hemisphere, showcasing oft-underrepresented music and rendering it immediate and accessible. The events are open to the public and Americas Society members enjoy FREE admission. Click here to become a member today!

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Ars Longa: Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm | New York

On their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents "Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World" at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University. ... Read More

Talea Ensemble and Michelle Agnes Magalhães: Herbarium

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

In their Americas Society debut, NYC-based new music group Talea Ensemble presents the world premiere of Herbarium, a new chamber music cycle by Brazilian composer Michelle Agnes Magalhães. ... Read More

Juan Falú: Solo

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

Legendary Argentine folkloric guitarist and composer Juan Falú performs solo in his Music of the Americas debut. ... Read More

Jorge de la Vega: El Gusanito en persona

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

Argentine vocalist Sofía Rei and Colombian-Venezuelan guitarist Juancho Herrera team up to celebrate iconic Argentine "Nueva Figuración" artist Jorge de la Vega's original music. ... Read More

Concert: Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

This concert will draw from the experimental chamber music composed in the 1960s by fellows at the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) of the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires. ... Read More

Portrait of Dániel Péter Biró: Ethica

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

Music of the Americas presents a portrait concert of Canada-based composer Dániel Péter Biró, featuring the U.S. premiere of his cycle Ethica, among other works. ... Read More

Gran Pianola Project I

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

Over two evenings, Music of the Americas presents five new commissioned works for Disklavier and acoustic instruments inspired by the music of Conlon Nancarrow. ... Read More

Gran Pianola Project II

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 7:00pm | New York

Over two evenings, Music of the Americas presents five new commissioned works for Disklavier and acoustic instruments inspired by the music of Conlon Nancarrow.Nancarrow. ... Read More

Music Department articles offering insight into the performances showcased by the Americas Society. Learn more about music from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada.

Jumpstart the New Year with Music of the Americas

Thursday, December 1, 2016  |  Martha Cargo

Music of the Americas opens 2017 with folkloric music from Argentina fused with música popular brasileira, violin music from the Americas, Haitian virtuoso vocals, Cuban colonial music, a tribute to an Argentine songwriting legend, and a Cordóba-based festival bringing classical music to the local community. ... Read More

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