November 16, 2009


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

CFP: “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época” (Murcia, Spain)

The University of Murcia is hosting a conference October 18-20, 2017, entitled “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época.” The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to participate in this conference; our own Antoni Pizà is a member of the organizing committee.

Please click here to view the full CFP. (The CFP will soon be available in English.) Proposals will be accepted until September 15.


Zapateados Conference Video

We are very happy to video of almost the entire Zapateados conference at UC Riverside (April, 2017) available online. The videos are on our YouTube channel (IberianMusic), which you can watch via the handy embedded playlist.


Angel Gil-Ordóñez in The New Yorker

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, musical director and conductor of Perspectives Ensemble, orchestra in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music, was recently reviewed in The New Yorker for his work with PostClassical Ensemble. Alex Ross reviewed the inaugural Shift Festival of American orchestras in the April 17th (2017) issue of the magazine and gave favorable mention to Gil-Ordóñez.


Baroque Spanish Opera In NYC

The New York City Opera, which has made a successful comeback since closing in 2013, will soon present the second item in its Opéra en Español series: Antonio de Literes y Carrión’s Los Elementos. Los Elementos is an allegorical drama about the four elements, written in 1713 for the court of Phillip V. This performance will be the opera’s NY premiere. It is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford and conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti.


Gesualdo Online Presentation

Today, the Brook Center sponsored a talk at the Graduate Center by Phillipe Vendrix (François Rabelais University, President) concerning Gesualdo Online. Gesualdo Online is a project of  the Programme Ricercar at the Centre for Renaissance Studies in Tours. It invites musicologists from around the world to collaborate in creating digital editions of Gesualdo’s music. Vendrix’s […]


Early Spanish Phonograph Recordings in N. America

Francisco “Kiko” Mora, professor at the University of Alicante and longtime colleague of the Foundation for Iberian Music, will be a visiting researcher with the Foundation from the end of April through the end of June. He will be working on his project, “Spanish Popular Music in the North American Phonograph Industry (1896-1914).”


Podcast with Zapateados Conference Speakers

We’re back from a great conference at UC Riverside. Thanks to our co-directors K. Meira Goldberg and Walter Clark (CILAM) and all of our speakers and performers for helping us put on such a stimulating and enjoyable event. The program and abstracts, if you missed the conference, are available here. We kicked off the conference proceedings […]


Upcoming NY Andalus Ensemble Concerts

The Foundation for Iberian Music’s own resident New York Andalus Ensemble has several performances upcoming in the NYC area! May 4: East x Middle East Festival, Brooklyn Music School 6 pm – “Meet the Instruments” pre-concert workshop, with light refreshments 7 pm – concert, with NYAE, Zikrayat, and Vatan. Tickets are $20 ($15 student) for workshop & […]