February 2014: Next year the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) will hold its annual conference Encuentros/Encounters in both California and in New York City. The conference’s theme, “Sounding Communities: Music and the Abrahamic Religions in Medieval Iberia” will focus on the relationship among the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
22-23 March, 2014: The Artist-in-Residence of the Foundation for Iberian Music, Perspectives Ensemble and conductor Ángel Gil-Ordóñez will present with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company the ballet El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla. The ballet will be performed consecutively on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. Renowned scholars and performers will come together for a colloquium on the music of de Falla and Spanish musical modernism.