US Premiere of Galician Bagpiper, Mercedes Peón

On December 8, Mercedes Peón will perform at Elebash Recital Hall as a part of the Graduate Center’s Live @ 365 series. This is the US premiere of this award winning multi-instrumentalist. Peón is a master bagpiper, singer, and percussionist. She has collaborated with musicians such as Xosé Manuel Budino, Manu Chao and Carlos Núñez, and the Guardian has called her “one of the Spanish music scene’s true originals.”


Gurumbé Screenings in NYC

The date of our Gurumbé film screening and flamenco performance is rapidly approaching and tickets are selling fast. Get tickets here for this special event, December 3rd.

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories (Canciones de tu memoria negra) is a groundbreaking film that has been screening worldwide. It has been an official selection at more than ten US and international film festivals. Most recently, it screened at the Latin Cinema Festival in Minneapolis, and it is a part of the upcoming African Diaspora Film Festivals in Chicago and New York. Harvey Karten, the founder of New York Film Critics Online just reviewed the film, giving it four out of five stars.


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.


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.


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 […]


November NY Andalus Ensemble/Asefa Events

Early in November, there are several events in the New York Andalus Ensemble family happening. Under the rubric of Asefa Music (the projects of Samuel Torjman Thomas, who directs the NYAE), there are several music lectures in the coming week, in the northeast.


“En ocasión de María del Carmen” Conference Program

The program for the upcoming Granados conference in Alicante, at the University of Murcia, is now available! The conference, “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época,” will be held October 18–20. For attendance information, please visit the conference website.


Oct 3: Eduardo Frías Performs Grundman at Carnegie Hall

October 3rd, pianist Eduardo Frías will perform the complete works of Spanish composer Jorge Grundman at Carnegie Hall. This concert follows the release of his recording of the works of Grundman, Little Great Stories, on Sony Classical.

Grundman (b. 1961) writes in an expressive neo-tonal style that has been compared to eminent Catalan composer Frederic Mompou and film composer John Barry. He has won numerous awards for his composition and his collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet are Spanish Independent Music Award-winning