“Cant de les Estrelles” Concert Preview, Feb 2

As we’ve previously announced, our ongoing Granados Celebration will be capped with a performance of Grandos’s masterpiece, Cant de les Estrelles, by the Voices of Ascension, on February 9 at the Church of Ascension in NYC.

One week before this concert, 6:30–8:30 on February 2, the Voices of Ascension will hold a concert preview and lecture at the Graduate Center’s Elebash Recital Hall. This preview event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception.

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Listening with the Eyes: Sound Art in Spain

Through January 15, 2017, the Fundación Juan March is exhibiting Spanish sound-art. “Escuchar con los ojos: Arte sonoro en españa 1961–2016” opened this month in Madrid. Sound art works were first exhibited in Spain in 1961 and the exhibition functions as both a retrospective and showcase of significant new work. Foundation for Iberian Music director Antoni Pizà contributed some materials to the exhibit, including an essay…

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“Flamenco—Beyond the Body of the Sensuous”

Meira Goldberg (current visiting scholar at the Foundation for Iberian Music), Ninotchka Bennahum and Michelle Heffner Hayes, editors of Flamenco on the Global Stage; renowned dancer Belén Maya; guitarist Pedro Cortés; and singer José Moreno explore flamenco’s traditions and experimentalism in an upcoming series of events in NYC and Philadelphia.

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Voices of Ascension: Granados, De Falla, & Modernisme

The renowned Voices of Ascension, of the Church of the Ascension, will be performing a program of Catalan music on February 9th, 2017. They have selected works associated with the Modernisme movement in Barcelona, including Marian hymns by Pablo Casals, little known choral works by Enric Morera, Manuel Blancafort, and Manuel Oltra, and De Falla’s piano suite of El Amor Brujo.

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The Many Dangers of Music: A Discussion with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham

Richard Taruskin, America’s public musicologist, applies his broad cultural analysis, wit, and humor to 21st-century classical music. As in his acclaimed book The Dangers of Music, he provokes debate, asking, what is the artist’s relationship, and obligation, to society? He is the author of the six-volume Oxford History of Western Music and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burham, with a musical interlude.

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Granados Celebration Date Changes, Cant de les estrelles Performances

We have a few date announcements and changes concerning our ongoing Granados Celebration. To start, we have a date for the closing celebration in NYC, a performance of Cant de les estrelles by Voices of Ascension. The concert will be February 9, 2017, at 8 pm, at the Church of the Ascension (5th Ave and 10th St). […]

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Spring Andalus Ensemble Concert, June 16!

The New York Andalus Ensemble, a resident artist at the Foundation for Iberian Music, is having their spring concert next Thursday, June 16! The concert is at 7:00 at the Graduate Center’s Elebash Recital Hall. Tickets are $15.50 ($12 students/seniors). Reserve online or pay cash at the door.   NYAE’s wonderful performances of new and […]

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The Art of Flamenco

The Foundation for Iberian Music has co-organized an upcoming flamenco performance at the Clark Museum. The performance, which will be on Sunday, June 12 at 3 pm, features the great Belén Maya, who will be giving a lecture as well as dancing along with guitarist José Luis Rodríguez.

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