Alba Potes

Composer

Founder and Artistic Director of Las Américas en Concierto

English/ Spanish

 

LATEST NEWS

The Sixth Annual Concert of Las Américas en Concierto (LAEC) will take place on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields. The guest performer is the extraordinary pianist, Charles Abramovic, who will perform music from Haiti, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile and the United States.

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.

Las Américas en Concierto (LAEC) presented its Fifth Annual Concert on May 30, 2017 at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields in New York. The guest ensemble was the esteemed and brilliant Vox n Plux and friends for an evening of compelling music for voice and plucked instruments by composers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and the United States. americasenconcierto.org

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.

Soliloquy for solo piano will be published by the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia in a collection of compositions written by outstanding students of the Music Department.

CD RELEASES

I am proud to announce the release of several CDs featuring some of my compositions.

Interacciones Musicales, Vol. 2
La Nueva Música Sinfónica Colombiana, Vol.3
Canto de la Monarca/Mújeres de México

For more information go to Recordings

 

 

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