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

Civilizing the Monster: Romantic Longings in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Friday, 8 December 2017, 5:30-7:30, at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Martin Segal Theatre, 1st floor. Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel began as a late-night parlor game with her husband, the poet Percy Shelley, her stepsister Claire Clairmont, the poet Lord Byron, and Byron’s doctor John Polidori, centering on who could write the best […]


New York Andalus Ensemble Winter Concert

The New York Andalus Ensemble, in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music, will be holding their winter concert with the full ensemble on December 13th. This year’s concert is in the intimate space of La Nacional.


Quasar Trio: New Resident Ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music

We are delighted to welcome the newly-formed Quasar Trio to the roster of ensembles in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music.

The Quasar Trio is comprised of acclaimed musicians Eva León on violin, José Franch-Ballesters on clarinet, and Jon Klibonoff on piano.


New Essay Collection on Benet Casablancas

Coming soon on Galaxia Gutenberg is collection of papers on esteemed Spanish composer (and many time Foundation for Iberian Music collaborator) Benet Casablancas. The book is entitled Arquitecturas de la emoción: La música de Benet Casablancas, edited by Javier Pérez Senz.  The collection is the product of a collaboration between Fundación SGAE (the Spanish Society of Authors) and L’Auditori de Barcelona, among other fine institutions.


Catalan Independence Roundtable

The Bildner Center will be holding a roundtable discussion on the current Catalan Independence movement, at the Graduate Center on November 16. The panel will discuss the movement’s background and its prospects.

The Foundation for Iberian Music’s director, Antoni Pizà, will be appearing on the discussion panel.


Newly Rediscovered Quintets: A Concert

February 21 in 2018, Fundación Juan March will hold a concert at their Madrid location as a part of this season’s Aula de (Re)estrenos’s series, to re-premiere some recently rediscovered works by Tomás Bretón and Conrado del Campo. 


Antoni Pizà Back on the Air

The Foundation for Iberian Music’s director, Antoni Pizà, appeared on the Ona Mediterrània show “El Crepuscle Encén Estels” on October 15th. It was an informal visit, where Pizà and the host chatted about some of Pizà recent favorites, including jazz musicians Jacques Lousier and Friedrich Gulda, and Mozart.


NYC Latin American Cultural Week, Nov 10–19

In just over a week, New York City’s annual Latin American Cultural week kicks off. The festival runs November 10–19 and encompasses dozens of concerts, dance and theatrical performances, film screenings, and workshops throughout the city. One participant in this year’s festival is our own colleague Isabel Pérez Dobarro, who contributed to our Granados Celebration […]