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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
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

The Life and Music of Enrique Granados: International Conference

On March 10, 2016, the Foundation for Iberian Music will host an international conference, The Life and Music of Enrique Granados (1867-1916): A Centennial Celebration, in the Skylight Room (9100) of CUNY’s Graduate Center. Walter Aaron Clark (author of Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano) will be the keynote speaker. Presenters include: Francesc Cortès, José María Curbelo González, Óliver Curbelo, Carolina Estrada, Adam […]

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From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados in New York (Concert)

Perspectives Ensemble (artist in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music), under director Ángel Gil-Ordoñez, will be joined by Douglas Riva and Spanish dancer Anna de la Paz to present a program of works by Enrique Granados and the world premiere of Benet Casablancas’s new work, Romanza sin palabras: Homage to Granados.

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And Now, a Word from Our Sponsors

Organizing our yearlong Granados centenary festival, A Granados Celebration, is a massive international undertaking. In addition to the hard work of all our committee, the festival events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Granados Celebration directors, Douglas Riva and Antoni Pizà, would like to take a moment to extend their gratitude […]

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New Networking and Resource Site for Spanish Music Scholars

We would like to invite Spanish music scholars and students to join the networking community Iberia Classics. Iberia Classics is a new non-profit network organized by scholars in the Iberian music community. The purpose of the network is to provide a platform for discussion and means for scholars to share their research and activities. Membership is free. […]

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Benet Casablancas Premiere March 10, Now a Part of Flamenco Festival NY

The international Flamenco Festival has joined with the Foundation for Iberian Music’s ongoing Granados Celebration for a world premiere concert event on March 10, 2016. For this concert, Perspectives Ensemble (artist in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music), under director Ángel Gil-Ordoñez, will be joined by Spanish dancer Anna de la Paz. The concert program will showcase works by Enrique Granados, but the highlight is sure to be the world premiere of Benet Casablancas’s new work, Romanza sin palabras: Homage to Granados.

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Videos of Recent Early Music Workshops

Last month, the Foundation for Iberian Music hosted a series of early music workshops, in collaboration with the New York Early Music Celebration. We have video of three of these workshops available online, so if you were unable to attend or you would like to review them, please look at our YouTube channel!

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Cristóbal Soler Joining the Granados Celebration Advisory Committee

Cristóbal Soler is Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Teatro de la Zarzuela (National Lyric Theater), Madrid, Principal Guest Conductor and Associate Director of the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, and Chairman of the AESDO, Spanish Association of Conductors.

Considered one of the most important conductors of his generation, Soler has established a successful career conducting extensive symphonic repertoire and opera productions…

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Granados Centenary Celebrations Commencing December 8th

Our upcoming year (plus) long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Enrique Grandos’ birth and centenary of his death is steadily coming together, with a growing roster of events throughout the world that includes conferences in New York, Madrid, and Tokyo.

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