Alba Potes


Founder and Artistic Director of Las Américas en Concierto

English/ Spanish


Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, California. Alba Potes, composer in Residence.
November 1 to 5, 2019.

CROSSING BORDERS, (Maureen Batt, soprano; Fabián Arciniegas, tenor; Claire Harris, piano.) Siete Haiku for tenor and piano with texts by Jorge Luis Borges.

We are performing the entire program in Canada twice:
October 31, 2019, 6:30 PM
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Public Library
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Free admission

November 5, 2019, 7:30PM
Heliconian Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tickets via (not online yet)

Tour in Colombia. November 6-25, 2019
Nov. 13 - Universidad Tecnooógica de Pereira (Pereira)
Nov. 14 - Museo El Castillo (Medellín)
Nov. 15 - Universidad ICESI (Cali)
Nov. 16 - Centro Antroposofico (Cali)
Dates TBA for concerts in Popayán, Santa Marta, Pereira, Manizales, Buga, and Bogotá

Opera on Tap: New Brew Presents: Berg, Butcher and Guerrero
ALEX GUERRERO and CHRISTOPHER BERG performed Alba Potes', Siete Haiku, with texts by Jorge Luis Borges.
Friday, August 2, 2019, 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Barbès, 376 9th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

Chilean oboist, JOSÉ LUIS URQUIETA, premiered Entre lineas (2019) (Between lines) for solo oboe, commissioned by José Luis Urquieta. Museo Roerich, Saint Petersburg, Russia. July 18, 2019

Guitarist, DANIEL CONANT performed Rupturas, (Mov. I) (Breaches) (2012) for solo guitar on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 3:30pm. Mostly Modern Festival, Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College.

The wonderful pianist, ANA CERVANTES, performed Desde el Aire: Seis Instantes in a concert dedicated to composers from her CD, Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres de México. The Chapel Good Shepherd, Seattle WA, 10/5/18.

As part of its concert, Ocean Breakup, Momenta Quartet performed Oleajes at the Americas Society. The concert featured music reflecting upon the ocean and disappointed love, breaking waves and broken hearts.
Americas Society New York, NY, 10/17/18.

The Sixth Annual Concert of LAS AMERICAS EN CONCIERTO (LAEC) was presented in Philadelphia in collaboration with Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University. The outstanding pianist, CHARLES ABRAMOVIC, performed my composition, Tres Piezas Breves para piano, as well as a selection of extraordinary compositions from Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Canada, Colombia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and the United States. Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, 9/23/18.

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