Spanish Baroque Choral Music at the Hispanic Society

Meridionalis, the choral group of the Americas Society, will do a free concert of early Spanish music on December 8: “Luna sin mancha, Sol sin ocaso.” The program features polychoral works from the Hispanic Society’s Olmeda Collection, which includes composers such as Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan de Madrid, Mateo Romero, Diego de Cáseda, and Manuel de Egüés. These works, for multiple choirs with instrumental accompaniment, represent the pinnacle of early Spanish liturgical music.

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Overflow Room for Taruskin Lecture Tomorrow

Advance registrations for tomorrow’s Lloyd Old Lecture, “The Many Dangers of Music,” with Richard Taruskin and Scott Burnham (with a piano interlude by Adam Kent), have been wildly successful. Tickets for the event are fully booked and we highly recommend that ticket holders arrive early. We expect a full house and latecomers may not be able find any available seats.
However, there is good news for those who arrive late or were unable to make reservations! There will be an overflow room in the Segal Theater…

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RCMI to be on CUNY TV

CUNY TV will feature the Brook Center’s own Zdravko Blazekovic in an upcoming episode of Study with the Best! The series highlights professors, students, and programs at CUNY campuses. Blazekovic has worked with Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale  (RILM), the world’s premiere database of music literature, since 1987 and he directs the Research Center for Music […]

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“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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CFP: TRANSATLANTIC MALAGUEÑAS AND ZAPATEADOS, UC Riverside 2017

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California at Riverside, and the Foundation for Iberian Music at The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at the CUNY Graduate Center will host a conference on the transatlantic circulation of malagueñas and zapateados at UC Riverside on April 6–7, 2017.

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Spanish Electro-acoustic Art Festival, March 2017

In March 2017, the Foundation for Iberian Music is partnering with the Asociación de Música Electroacústica y Arte Sonoro de España (AMEE) to organize a 3 day festival for electro-acoustic art here in NYC, beginning March 16.

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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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