Welcome!

News Feed Item

Americas Society Announces Spring 2014 Music of the Americas Concert Series

Americas Society Kicks Off 2014 Programming With Mexican Contemporary Sounds, Peruvian and Guatemalan Early Music, and Traditional Rhythms From Cuba

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 31, 2014) - The New York debut of Mexico's cutting edge Ensemble CEPROMUSIC; the U.S. premiere of Pablo Ortiz's and Sergio Chejfec's chamber opera, Gallos y Huesos; and a concert of new Latin American wind music by Quintet of the Americas are some of the highlights of the spring 2014 MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series. Americas Society's programming, recently recognized with the CMA/ASCAP award, will also showcase young artists including pianists Wenqiao Jiang from China and Willany Darias from Cuba; cellist Nicholas Mariscal, winner of Indiana University's 3rd Latin American Music Recording Competition; and the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble with a selection of chamber music.

Ensemble CEPROMUSIC: New Music from Mexico
Monday, February 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

View map

Responding to the need to support the remarkable vitality of contemporary music creation in Mexico, Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) created the Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea (CEPROMUSIC) as a venue dedicated to the creation, performance, and dissemination of new music and sound experimentation. Led by José Luis Castillo, the 20-member professional ensemble had its debut in November 2012 in a program of music by Manuel Enríquez and György Ligeti. In its Music of the Americas debut, Ensemble CEPROMUSIC will present new music by Mexican composers. 

-Visit the event page for further details.

Concert: Music of Ignacio Cervantes and Ernesto Lecuona
Friday, February 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Young Chinese pianist Wenqiao Jiang, a student of legendary Cuban piano pedagogue Salomón Mikowsky, will present a rare performance of Danzas cubanas, a collection of 47 pieces written by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Cervantes, one of the most important Cuban composers and a virtuoso pianist, wrote Danzas cubanas in the late 1850s. In them, he explores popular rhythms and forms and evokes the rich musical life of the island in the second half of the 19th century. Jiang will be joined by Cuban pianist Willany Darias, another of Mikowsky's students, in several of the dances, written for piano four hands. This is the first of three Music of the Americas concerts featuring young musicians in February and March 2014.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Musica Ficta - Columbus: Gateway to the New World
Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Hispanic Society
Audubon Terrace
Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets
New York, NY

View map

Musica Ficta is one of Spain's leading early music groups, founded in 1992 by Raúl Mallavibarrena, having released 18 albums and toured internationally. In their Music of the Americas debut, the ensemble will perform vocal and instrumental music written in Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Spain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The program includes music by Juan de Araujo, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Alonso Lobo, Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz, Gaspar Fernándes, José de Cascante, Francisco Guerrero, Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, and Juan García de Zéspedes, as well as anonymous music in Nahuatl and Quechua.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Eduardo Egüez and Furio Zanasi in Concert
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Music of the Americas presents lutenist Eduardo Egüez with baritone Furio Zanasi in a much-anticipated concert at Americas Society. They will perform music by Galilei, Frescobaldi, Caccini, and Monteverdi.

Born in Buenos Aires, Eduardo Egüez belongs to the new generation of argentine lutenists. His studies in composition were conducted at the Catholic Argentine University, while in 1995 he obtained his diploma in lute from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Hopkinson Smith. Egüez has given many solo concerts in the main cities of Australia, Europe, Japan, and South America, and has been well received by critics worldwide and highly appreciated by the public. Egüez teaches lute and basso continuo at the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland.

Furio Zanasian Italian baritone, began his musical activities in early music, with a repertoire spanning from the madrigal to Baroque opera. He has collaborated with many ensembles and participated in some of the most prestigious festivals devoted to the early music in Italy as well as throughout Europe.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Symphonie des Dragons: Au Goût du Soldat
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Symphonie des Dragons explores the repertoire of the great wind bands of Versailles. Under the direction of Gonzalo X. Ruiz, one of the world's finest baroque oboists, this unique combination of oboes, bassoons, percussion, and guitar is dedicated to the revival of the rich repertoire of military and ceremonial music and dances of the French Golden Age and its influence on the rest of Europe.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble
Monday, April 14, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Comprising faculty and students, the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble focuses on music of our time as well as classics of the twentieth century. Currently under the direction of Jorge Grossmann and Jeffery Meyer, ICCE provides a uniquely formative and intense performance experience for Ithaca College students.

In 2008, ICCE -- previously known as "Kulmusik" -- performed at the 20th International New Music Festival "Sound Ways" in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert took place at Glinka Hall of the Philharmonic, one of St. Petersburg's most beautiful and prestigious halls.

 -Visit the event page for further details.

Concert: Nicholas Mariscal
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

A native of Tucson, Arizona, 20-year-old cellist, pianist, and composer Nicholas Mariscal is pursuing a bachelor of music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Eric Kim, having received the Jacobs Scholarship in 2010. He has served as both principal and assistant principal of the Jacobs School of Music's Chamber Orchestra, and has also performed with the New Music Ensemble. Some of his most salient performances as a Jacob's student include Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Sofia Gubaidulina's cello concerto "Sonnengesang" with the Jacobs School's Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. He has won numerous competitions and awards, and has received numerous distinctions both as a cellist and a composer, such as the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra concerto competitions.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Concert: Heloísa Fernandes, Piano
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Americas Society presents Brazilian pianist and composer Heloísa Fernandes in concert.

Fernandes was born in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, and took up the piano at age five. She went on to study with Paulo Gori and Gilberto Tinetti, with whom she cultivated her taste for classical music, and graduated with degrees in piano performance from the Conservatório Dramático e Musical de São Paulo, in conducting from the Centro de Estudos Tom Jobim, and in composition from the University of São Paulo. Her repertoire focuses on instrumental interpretations of popular Brazilian music.

In 2001, she was one of five finalists in the Prêmio Visa de Música Brasileira, and in 2005 she released her premiere recording, Fruto, featuring her own compositions as well as her arrangements of works by Pixinguinha and Caetano Veloso.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Quintet of the Americas: Music of Roberto Sierra
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Long recognized as leading interpreters of folk and contemporary wind quintet music of North and South America, Quintet of the Americas is one of the Western Hemisphere's finest chamber ensembles. The Washington Post has called their performances, "musical dialogue at the highest level" and Japan's InTune magazine has written that "their virtuosity, balances, articulation and intonation mark them as one of the world's top wind quintets."

Established in Bogotá in 1976 and based in New York City since 1979, Quintet of the Americas has spent over three decades commissioning over 70 works, performing over three hundred concerts throughout the United States, and in Canada, the Caribbean, South America, and Eastern Europe, and recording eight CDs. 

-Visit the event page for further details.

Gallos y Huesos:  New Opera by Pablo Ortiz
Monday, June 2, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Location: Arts Center 145 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10013

Music of the Americas, in collaboration with the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, presents Gallos y Huesos (Roosters and Bones) a new chamber opera by Pablo Ortiz with libretto by Sergio Chejfec.

Pablo Ortiz is Ars Nova's composer in residence for the 2012-2013 season. Gallos y Huesos will be recorded in February to complete a CD of his music begun last year with his Notker and Five Motets. Ortiz is professor of music at the University of California at Davis, and a specialist on tango, as some of his music reveals.

-Visit the event page for further details.

Upcoming events in the MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas Concert Series can be found on Americas Society's website at http://www.as-coa.org/music/events. For regular concert updates, follow "Music of the Americas" on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Inquiries: Please contact Adriana La Rotta at [email protected] or 1-212-277-8384.

Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...