Since Ondas's premiere concert in 2007, its mission has been to present new and historic works by composers with ties to the Americas.
Ondas, which translates into "waves" in both Spanish and Portuguese, also has a colloquial meaning of "cool new trend." Setting new trends with accessible programming, as well as promoting education are key elements to Ondas's mission. Its goals are not only to present rarely heard gems of the past and inspire and present new works, but to also have their programs introduce the vast panorama of Latin American culture. Ondas's programs are exciting and progressive. Many support a theme or are site specific, and some even delve into multimedia productions. Programs include composer tributes, explore historic and modern renderings of particular genres and showcase non-Latino composers who are influenced by Latin American music.
Ondas's chamber music collective expands or contracts performing forces to meet the needs of both repertoire and venue. In addition to its core personnel, Ondas frequently collaborates with vocalists and other instrumentalists. Every program offers audiences a compelling array of repertoire performed by a variety of seasoned performers.
Here’s a recording of the Ondas Ensemble performing Miguel del Aguila’s piece for flute, clarinet and piano, “Seducción.” (Miguel is a member of our editorial committee).
The Ondas Collection
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