Mr. Feltman’s interest in Latin American orchestral music comes out of his involvement with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.  First as a violist and pianist, he eventually took on the role of Artistic Advisor for the orchestra’s first recording, distributed by Sony Classical: he helped music director Alondra de la Parra research and choose repertoire (over a period of several years), aided the engineer during the recording sessions and proofed the editing process in addition to providing support for the conductor in preparing radio broadcasts, interviews and fundraising events.  This process began with several trips to Mexico to research repertoire using the Mexican National Archive (CENIDIM) and continues with his doctoral thesis along with his role as a team-member in an ambitious editing project sponsored by the government foundation Conaculta.