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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

More Benet Casablancas Premieres

Benet Casablancas is having a busy year, and the Foundation is happy to announce yet another upcoming premiere! This summer will be the North American premiere of his Festival Overture at the Colorado Music Festival, which will also include a performance of his symphonic arrangement of his 2012 commission, Song, Dance, and Celebration. This will be the first [...]

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Early Music Workshop with Musica Temprana in October

As organization partner and participant of Early Music Foundation’s citywide “New York Early Music Celebration 2015: El Nuevo Mundo,” the Foundation for Iberian Music is most pleased to host a lecture/workshop conducted by the Netherlands-based ensemble Musica Temprana. The workshop will be a great opportunity for CUNY’s graduate student body, scholars with particular interests in Hispanic culture, local early music aficionados, connoisseurs, and amateurs, as well as a diverse cross-section of Celebration (festival) attendees.

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Antoni Pizà on Catalunya Radio in June

Our fearless director here at the Foundation for Iberian Music, Antoni Pizà, will be appearing in June on Catalunya Radio’s program “Who’s Afraid of the 20th Century?” (Qui té por del segle XX?), so mark your calendars!

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Great Review of the Fandango Conference

We are pleased and grateful for the glowing review that the Center for Studies on 18th Century Spain (Centro Studi sul Settecento Spagnolo) of the University of Bologna has posted on last week’s fandango conference.

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The Pronomos Flute and 2014 Composer’s Commission: Coming Soon to NY!

We announced previously that the recipient of this year’s commission from the Foundation of Iberian Music is Javier Arias Bal, who will be writing a work for the special Pronomos flute. Julián Elvira, the flute’s inventor, spokesperson, and virtuoso performer, has issued a press statement about the upcoming concert.

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Video: Talks from Xenakis: Past, Present, and Future now available on Youtube

1 April 2015: Several of the talks given at the 2010 conference “Xenakis: Past, Present, and Future” are now available on the Xenakis Project of the Americas’ Youtube page.

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Catalan Music at the Oscars

Although not up for nomination itself, music by a Catalan composer, Joan Valent, had a good year at the Academy Awards. Valent contributed two original theme songs to the soundtrack for this year’s Oscar darling Birdman. Birdman was nominated almost across the board and took the top honors of Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Not bad!

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World Premiere from Anna Cazurra Upcoming in NYC

Anna Cazurra, who was awarded the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Composer Commission in 2007 (click to hear the concert), will give the world premiere of her latest work, Gran Tango, in New York City in June. Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m Broadway Presbyterian Church 114th Street and Broadway The work, Gran Tango, is [...]

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