Alba Potes


Founder and Artistic Director of Las Américas en Concierto

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The wonderful pianist, ANA CERVANTES, will play Desde el Aire: Seis Instantes at the Chapel at Good Shepherd in Seattle, Wa. This is my first performance in Seattle and it will be accompanied by seven composers that composed music for the recording Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres de México. I feel happy to be a part of this program with Anne le Baron, Mario Lavista, Horacio Uribe, Gabriela Ortiz, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Silvia Berg and Paul Alan Barker. The concert is this Friday, October 5, 2018.

As part of its concert, Ocean Breakup, Momenta Quartet will play Oleajes at the Americas 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, Stephanie Griffin as well as an arrangement of the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde for soprano, string quintet and harp by Stephanie Griffin.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:30pm

The Sixth Annual Concert of LAS AMERICAS EN CONCIERTO (LAEC) was prsented in Philadelphia on September 23, 2018 at Rock Hall in collaboration with Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University. The outstanding pianist, CHARLES ABRAMOVIC, performed an extraordinary concert of music from Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Canada, Colombia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and the United States. A new video of Tres Piezas Breves para piano that was part of the program will be posted soon.

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

The world premiere of Soliloquio in Cali, Colombia by the Colombian pianist, BERTHA LUCIA TELLO OLAVE, has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

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.

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 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 KATRINA OWENS in a concert of the excellent ensemble Vent Nouveau on March 25, 2018 at the National Opera Center-Scorca Hall, NYC.

VOX N PLUX performed Calma mi niño, the third song of Horizontes, tres cantos de cuna para todos, at the concert "Small is Beautiful" at the Third Street Music School on December 3, 2017.

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 Pedro Páramo
Commissioned and premiered by Cantori New York. Dedicated to Mark Shapiro.
Cantata for narrator, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus and four instruments
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NY 5/16/2015
Video by Joseph Ruscitto

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


El Jardín de Tomás (Tomas' Garden) for solo piano
Commissioned, dedicated to and premiered by David Holzman
African Museum of the SMA Fathers, Tenafly, NJ, 11/6/11
Video by Joseph Ruscitto