Welcome

The Brook Center is a scholarly facility associated with the doctoral program in music at
The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Current Brook Center projects include:
Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
Ensemble for the Romantic Century Seminars
Foundation for Iberian Music
Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures
Music in 21st-Century Society
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene
Pergolesi Research Center
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI)
Xenakis Project of the Americas

Granados Celebration Date Changes, Cant de les estrelles Performances

We have a few date announcements and changes concerning our ongoing Granados Celebration. To start, we have a date for the closing celebration in NYC, a performance of Cant de les estrelles by Voices of Ascension. The concert will be February 9, 2017, at 8 pm, at the Church of the Ascension (5th Ave and 10th St). […]

More

2017: Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance

The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to announce a west coast sequel to last year’s fandango conference, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance.”

This conference—which, as you can see, focuses on malagueñas and zapateados—will be held at University of California, Riverside, April 6 and 7, 2017. It is being co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music and UC’s own Center for Iberian and Latin American Music.

More

Announcing the 2016 Music in 21st Century Society Lecture

We are delighted to announce that the speaker for this year’s Lloyd Old and Constance Old lecture is renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin, with a response from Scott Burnham. The lecture will also feature, as ever, a musical guest, performing works related to the lecture’s topic. Richard Taruskin is a prolific musicologist at UC Berkeley, specializing in […]

More

Spring Andalus Ensemble Concert, June 16!

The New York Andalus Ensemble, a resident artist at the Foundation for Iberian Music, is having their spring concert next Thursday, June 16! The concert is at 7:00 at the Graduate Center’s Elebash Recital Hall. Tickets are $15.50 ($12 students/seniors). Reserve online or pay cash at the door.   NYAE’s wonderful performances of new and […]

More

The Art of Flamenco

The Foundation for Iberian Music has co-organized an upcoming flamenco performance at the Clark Museum. The performance, which will be on Sunday, June 12 at 3 pm, features the great Belén Maya, who will be giving a lecture as well as dancing along with guitarist José Luis Rodríguez.

More

More Granados Press

The Foundation for Iberian Music’s  ongoing Granados Celebration is continuing to receive a lot of press attention, both in New York-based newspapers and magazines and in Spain! We have had many local performances during the past several months. Douglas Riva has one remaining NYC concert, 7 pm, May 12th, at the Hispanic Society of America […]

More

Fandango Conference Reviewed in New Flamenco Magazine

La Musa y El Duende, a new international digital magazine on flamenco (featuring our very own visiting scholar Meira Goldberg as a US correspondent), has just put out its first issue, which includes a review of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s fall conference on the fandango!

More

Granados Celebration Coverage in Nuvol

Digital Catalan magazine Nuvol has an article about Douglas Riva’s upcoming performance on April 29th at the Morgan Library and Museum, and about Granados’ time in New York and the Celebration at large. We are delighted to see the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many-time collaborator Benet Casablancas called “possibly the most important living Catalan composer” — “the Granados of […]

More