AMMusika Concert Series

anna maria manalo at the piano

AMMusika* is a NYC-based chamber music series (in-person and online) that offers unexpected programming, pairing unlikely subjects with repertoire new and old. Whether it’s Music & Microbes, Chopin & Tuberculosis, or their most recent States of Mind program, AMMusika boldly explores connections across fields to guide audiences in discovering new perspectives. 

Founded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Anna Maria Manalo, the concert repertoire always includes new works and new collaborations – it’s part of the discovery process. Concerts are presented live at various intimate NYC venues, and are available as livestream and on YouTube.


States of Mind explores through music and prose the wide range of emotional states that we’ve all cycled through in this post-pandemic period. With works by Manalo, Rex Benincasa, Cynthia Miller, complemented by original prose by Kristina Maria Manalo (sister of AMM), this program is an invitation for the listener to travel inward, and perhaps even define and transform their own ‘states of mind’. 

Music & Microbes is a multidisciplinary presentation: high resolutions are projected either on a large wall space or a planetarium dome so the audience can have an immersive exploratory experience. To add to this distinctive presentation, the lively and educational lectures are interspersed with live musical excerpts by the featured  composer, for reflection after salient points in the program.

Music & Microbes Series titles presented: “Chopin & Tuberculosis”; “Koch/Pasteur: the Age of Discovery of the Bacterium (highlighted with Romantic works of the period by Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn, Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann); “Schubert & Syphilis”.

All performances are admission-by-donation, and whenever possible, Free. Also, preview performances will be shared with the Mt. Sinai Union Square community at the Louis Armstrong Atrium. For inquiries, please contact



M&M Series “Tchaikovsky & Cholera”
GL2 Duo: Sonna Kim, ‘Cello + Anna M., Violin
CCNY Planetarium 

JULY 22, 2023, Saturday 4PM "States of Mind"

Opera America’s National Opera Center, 28th St. & 7th Ave NYC.

Works by Rex Benincasa and AMM.

Guest Artists: Renee Briggs, Piano/Rex Benincasa, Percussion-Composer/Sonna Kim, ‘cello. 

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*AMMusika is combination of my initials with the word “Musika”, the Tagalog/Pilipino word for “music”.

AMMusika is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of  “AMMusika” must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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