Alba Potes


Founder and Artistic Director of Las Américas en Concierto

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The Colombian pianist, Bertha Lucía Tello Olave, will play the world premiere of Soliloquio in Cali Colombia. Soliloquio will be included in a Collection of Music for Piano that will be published by the Universidad del Valle. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12pm Auditorio Carlos Restrepo, Universidad del Valle, Cali Colombia.
The concert is free

The wonderful pianist, David Holzman, played my composition El Jardín de Tomás at the Queens New Music Festival 2018 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Secret Theatre.

The Sixth Annual Concert of Las Américas en Concierto (LAEC) will be enjoyed in Philadelphia in September, 2018. The outstanding pianist, Charles Abramovic, will perform music from Haiti, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and the United States.

Sunday, September, 23, 2018 at 3pm
Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia

As part of its concert, Ocean Breakup, Momenta Quartet will play Oleajes at the Américas Society. The concert will feature music reflecting upon the ocean and disappointed love, breaking waves and broken hearts. The concert will also feature music by Carl Bettendorf, Guy Barash and Stephanie Griffin as well as an arrangement of the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde for soprano, string quintet and harp by Stephanie Griffin.
Momenta Quartet at the Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
October 17, 2018, 7:30pm

With a wonderful evening, led by the extraordinary pianist Charles Abramovic, the Sixth Annual Concert of Las Américas en Concierto (LAEC) took place on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00 at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields. Charles Abramovic, brilliantly performed music from Haiti, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and the United States.

My composition, Ternura de las Grullas, for solo flute was performed by on March 25, 2018 at the National Opera Center-Scorca Hall, NYC by the excellent ensemble, Vent Nouveau. Katrina Owens was the performer.

I will be dedicated to the composition of the opera Comala, based on the remarkable novel Pedro Páramo by the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo. I feel honored and extremely pleased to have as the writer of the libretto the acclaimed Colombian author William Ospina. The opera will be the extension of the cantata Pedro Páramo, that was commissioned and premiered on May 16, 2015 in NYC by Cantori New York with generous funding from the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music.

Vox n Plux performed Calma mi niño, the third song of Horizontes, tres cantos de cuna para todos, Three lullabies for anybody at the concert Small is Beautiful at the Third Street Music School Music on December 3, 2017.

My composition Horizontes, tres cantos de cuna para todos (Horizon, Three Lullabies for Everybody) based on texts written by Charles Ives and Augusta Ives, received its world premiere by Vox n Plux at the Fifth Annual Concert of LAEC.

Desde El Aire: Seis Instantes (From the Air: Six Instants) was performed by the wonderful pianist Ana Cervantes on June 26, 2017 at La Casa del Pozo en Guanajuato, México, on July 15, 2017 at the Sala Mazahua, Espacio Cultural, México and at the Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, Centro de Arte y Cultura, Guanajuato on July 6, 2017. Ana Cervantes performed this composition in New York City on September 19, 2017 at Christ and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and at Union University, New Jersey on September 25, 2017.




World premiere of Horizontes, Tres cantos de cuna para todos
(Horizons, Three Lullabies for Everybody)
Vox N Plux
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NY 5/30/2017
Video by Joseph Ruscitto

World premiere of Changing Trains in Times Square in 60 Seconds (2014)
Miranda Cuckson, violin and Yegor Shevtsov, piano.
Greenwich House Music, NY 2/23/2014
Video by Joseph Ruscitto

Reflexiones for violin, viola, cello and string orchestra
Lucidity Chamberistas
Eugene Muneyoshi Takahashi, Artistic Director
Secret Theater, The Long Island City Art Center, Queens 11/17/2015
Video by Joseph Ruscitto

Oleajes (Waves) for string quartet
Momenta Quartet
Fourth Annual Concert of Las Américas en Concierto
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NY 2/7/2016
Video by Joseph Ruscitto