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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
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries
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

Fandango Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Foundation for Iberian Music’s upcoming conference, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans and Gypsies: The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance.” To register, please e-mail fandangoconference.cuny@gmail.com, with “Conference Registration” in the subject line. Payments may be made by check or money order, to the Foundation for Iberian Music, [...]

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2014 Composer’s Commission Recipient Announced

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Javier Arias Bal is the recipient of the 2014 Composer’s Commission! He will be composing a work for Spanish avant-garde flutist Julián Elvira, who performs on a modified flute of his own invention, the Pronomos flute.

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New Composer’s Commissions Videos Online

If you were unable to attend our last two premiers of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Composer’s Commissions, fear not! The internet is here for you. Our online archives have been updated. (Click for links to videos.)

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2015: The Year of Surinach

2015 is the centennial of Catalan composer Carlos Suriñach’s birth, and the Foundation for Iberian Music is excited to begin planning celebrations of his life and work. Suriñach studied composition at home in Barcelona and both composition and conducting at several academies in Germany (including a stint with Richard Strauss). After a few years conducting [...]

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Advance buzz for El Greco: el viaje musical

Spanish early music group the Capella de Ministrers have landed in NYC for a week of concerts, beginning at the Hispanic Society on Thursday and continuing through Saturday in a series co-sponsored by the Foundation, at the Metropolitan Museum. The Capella will be performing works from their recent recording of music from the places central to El Greco’s life, El viaje musical, to celebrate El Greco’s 400th anniversary.

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Antoni Piza book reissue

Spanish baroque enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the Foundation director, Antoni Pizà’s, book on the composer Francesc Guerau has recently been reissued, with a beautiful new cover. Francesc Guerau: i el seu temps is available once more from its original publisher, Edicions Documenta Balear.

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El Greco in New York

The Foundation is co-sponsoring a concert with the Metropolitan Museum to commemorate the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death. Renowned early music ensemble Capella de Ministrers will present a program from their release “El Greco, El Viaje Musical,” which celebrates music iconic to the important places in El Greco’s life.

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Further Casablancas Excitement

As we announced last week, Song, Dance, and Celebration, the Foundation for Iberian Music’s commission from Benet Casablancas, will soon have its Canadian premiere. This week, we have more good news for Casablancas fans, in NYC and abroad. Click for other upcoming concerts!

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