A Year in Resident Ensembles

In addition to the Foundation for Iberian Music’s year in review, which we posted last week, we’d like to highlight the activities of our resident ensembles.

First of all, we welcomed a new ensemble to our roster, the newly formed Quasar Trio

New York Andalus Ensemble presented two annual, sold-out concerts with the full ensemble, but this year, their recitals mark the beginning of a new partnership with La Nacional, the performance space of the historic Spanish Benevolent Society. La Nacional is a wonderful venue and the Foundation has hosted numerous events there in recent years. 

New York Andalus Ensemble

ASEFA Music, the official heading for NYAE’s director Samuel Torjman Thomas’s activities, had its most productive year yet. Thomas put on many concerts with NYAE members and he lectured around the country, including at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Vassar College.

Perspectives Ensemble recorded Revueltas’s score for the lost landmark Mexican film Redes in 2016 and gave its premiere performance last spring. A recording of that performance was finally made available from the America’s Society:

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The studio recording of the score is available on the DVD from Naxos.

Lastly, Perspectives Ensemble’s artistic director, Sato Moughalian, will be participating in the new Mostly Modern music festival this summer in Saratoga Springs, NY, which will be presenting concerts throughout June.