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New York City – The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College and TeatroStageFest partner to present the Argentine Jazz sextet Escalandrum in an historic tribute concert to the great Astor Piazzolla on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College at 3:00 pm.
This concert is part of the Kupferberg Center’s World Music Weekend also featuring Chile’s own Inti-Illimani as the band kicks off their 45th anniversary tour with their only NYC appearance on Saturday, October 6th at 8:00 pm at LeFrak Concert Hall. Tickets for each concert are $35.00. A World Music Weekend pass is available for $55.00 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Kupferberg Center Box Office at 718.793.8080 or online at www.KupferbergCenter.org.
Astor Piazzolla is Argentina’s most acclaimed composer and internationally renowned creator of the Nuevo Tango (New Tango). Escalandrum’s concert combats the 20th anniversary of famed Astor Piazzolla’s passing. Escalandrum, led by Piazzola’s grandson Daniel on drums, will perform its critically acclaimed album Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla, infusing Astor’s classic compositions with the band’s original and contemporary Jazz sound. The album was nominated for several 2012 Gardel Awards in Argentina, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Jazz Album’. Susana Tubert, Executive Director of Latino International Theater Festival of New York commented: “This concert is a rare chance for jazz and tango lovers to experience two generations of Piazzolla musicianship at its best!”
This concert marks the final stop in Escalandrum’s “2012: The Year of Piazzolla World Tour” sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, that has taken this talented group to Milan, Rome, Paris, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Bogota. Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla was first presented in 2011 in Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentine, where reporter Gabriel Plaza from newspaper La Nación declared that Escalandrum “sounds like the reinvention of Argentine jazz”. As part of the TeatroStageFest / Kupferberg Center for the Arts partnership, a master class will be presented free to all Queens College music students on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
TeatroStageFest has featured almost 1,000 local and international artists in more than 200 theater, dance, music, puppetry and circus-theater performances in New York City since 2007. TeatroStageFest 2012’s year-round program includes series of multicultural and multi-generational shows, readings, workshops, and TalkBacks with artists. For more information on TeatroStageFest’s 2012 Fall Season events, visit www.teatrostagefest.org
TeatroStageFest is produced by the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that promotes Latino Theater from New York year-round and provides a window to Iberian-American and Caribbean Theater. TeatroStageFest is an Official Event of the NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, and counts with support from American Airlines, Official Airline, and Principal Media Sponsors NY1, El Diario/La Prensa and Telemundo 47. The presentations of Escalandrum in New York are made possible by the support of the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How to Get There:
Kupferberg Center for the Arts is located on the Queens College campus between exits 23 & 24 on the eastbound service road for the Long Island Expressway in Flushing. Free Parking and Wheelchair Accessible
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