Viva La Musica de Argentina

Viva La Musica de Argentina
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
7:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Cuerda y Voz, Guest Artists
Atahualpa Yupanqui: Camino del Indio
Éber Lobato: Malambo 
Rafael Rossi: Viva Jujuy
Alfredo Zitarrosa: Doña Soledad
Pocha Barros & Enrique N. Farias Gomez: El Huajchito
Saul Zaks, Guest Conductor
Martin Palmeri, DCINY Composer-in-Residence
Martín Palmeri: Tango Credo (WORLD PREMIERE), World Premiere
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Ariel Ramírez: Misa Criolla
Cuerda y Voz; George Hemcher, Piano
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Carla Filipcic Holm, Soprano
Daniel Binelli, Bandoneón
Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Cuerda y Voz
Conjunto Coral "San Sebastian" (Antequera, Spain) and Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena
Coral Pilar St. John's
Coro ITMC
Deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg"
Sinfonischer Chor Greven
Ploener Kantorei
Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Choir
Coro Bocconi
Edmund Rice Choir
Waimea Community Chorus

Cuerda y Voz

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Cuerda y Voz

Conjunto Coral "San Sebastian" (Antequera, Spain) and Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena

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Esther Sanzo
Esther Sanzo has a M. Mus. in Choral Conducting and M. A. in Orchestral Conducting at Royal School of Music. London. As a tenured teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla (Spain), Esther Sanzo teaches Choir Conducting, and currently conducts the following choirs: School Music Choir and  Chamber Choir at “Manuel Castillo” High Music School, Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena (Lucena) and Conjunto Coral “San Sebastián” (Antequera). She has been awarded with numerous prizes and distinctions in the field of choral music. She has worked as artistic director of the Early Music festival “Ars Musika” (Antequera) as well as for the First International Choral Meeting “Polifonias”
        
CONJUNTO CORAL “SAN SEBASTIÁN” (ANTEQUERA - Spain)
Founded in 1990 by its current conductor, Esther Sanzo Herrera. Conjunto Coral San Sebastián has successfully performed demanding musical works such as Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart Coronation Mass, Miserere, by Ocón, Carmina Burana, Faure Requiem, Bach Cantata BWV 67, Schubert Mass No 2 in G, Schütz: Christmas Story, Pergolesi Magnificat, Caldara Stabat Mater and Missa Dolorosa, and  Martín Palmeri Misa Tango. The choir has been distinguished with the first prize  in the 4th National Contest of Polyphonic Music and Habaneras «Cuevas del Almanzora» (Almería, 2003) and in the Fifth Festival of Choral Sea Music (Benalmadena,  2004)

CORO DEL CONSERVATORIO DE LUCENA
“Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena” began its musical activity in May 2013, under the leadership of teachers of the Department of Music Theory at  Maestro Chicano Muñoz Professional Music School in Lucena.The choir welcomes faculty teachers, students and parents. Successful performances include numerous demanding musical works, accompanied by prestigious soloists and always under the baton of choral director Ms. Esther Sanzo Herrera.  Its repertoire includes works by  Palmeri, Antonio Caldara,  Schütz , Mozart, and Purcell. The choir has also explored modern choral music such as Habaneras songs and choral renditions of  pop hits of all times: Elvis, The Platters, and  Queen, among others.
 

Coral Pilar St. John's

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Rodolfo Diorio
Maestro Rodolfo Diorio born in Bs. As., Is Professor of  Music and Piano graduated from the National Conservatory, he began his studies in 1977 Choral Conducting with Maestro. Antonio Russo. Fellow couple traveling Germany in 1980, the city of Munich to study technique Choir with Prof. Karl Richter in the Hochschulle für Musik also pursuing a specialization seminar in the German Baroque).

He has been invited to various training courses as an active participant among which stand out the National Seminar for Choral Directors made in. He completed the course taught by Dr. Helmuth Rilling in Bs. As. directing Gäginger Kantorei and Bach Collegiun Stuttgart. He completed his higher education, updating and analysis with Maestro. Alberto Balzanelli. In 1995 he made the International Course of Orfeó Lleidatà address in Spain, studying with Prof. Christian Grubbe.

Since its founding in 2001 has developed an uninterrupted activity having a group of nonprofessional singers aimed to recreate works of different styles made for vocal music. Choral has given many concerts in major concert halls and auditoriums of Buenos Aires, inside and outside the country. Invited by different institutions has participated in several festivals in the cities of Puerto Iguazu (Misiones); San Martin de los Andes (Neuquén) and La Cumbre (Córdoba), Pinamar, Mendoza. In other opportunities in Colonia (Uruguay), Foz do Iguacu (Brazil), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). Choral singing regularly meetings organized by various institutions.
In the symphonic-choral repertoire they have made the Mass Solemnis W. A. ​​Mozart in the Cathedrals of San Isidro, Pilar and San Miguel with a memorable criticism as A. Vivaldi's Gloria. And, closing the year 2015 played John Rutter's Magnificat with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of El Salvador. 

Coro ITMC

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Pablo Quinteros
Choral Conductor, singer and musical arranger, he studied choral direction on the “Conservatorio Provincial Juan José Castro” of Buenos Aires, orchestral
conducting with Mtro. Jorge Fontenla, opera conducting with Mtro. Antonio Russo, singing with Maestros Ricardo Catena and Ricardo Yost, composition and
arrangements with Juan “Pollo” Raffo (NYU) and Daniel Camelo (Berklee).

Artistic Director of the “Programa COROS PORTEÑOS”, from the ""Dirección General de Promoción Cultural"", Culture Ministry of
Buenos Aires City Government, dedicated to the promotion of the socio-cultural life of Buenos Aires city through choral music.
Under this special program, he conducts the “Choir of Employees of Buenos Aires City Government” and the “Agrupación Coral Porteña”.
As choral director and arranger, he leads the ITMC CHOIR, CORAL ALMAVIVA, Cheek to Chicks! and VOCAL A LA CARTA.

Coro ITMC- Instituto Tecnológico de Música Contemporánea
The ITMC choir was born as an study ensamble, form by the students of the singing career and another musicians of the school. Was created in 2009 and directed by Mtro. Pablo Quinteros, and it has performed concerts in many Halls and theaters of Buenos Aires City. Actually 25 singers participates in the “Argentinian
Proyect”, a repertoire of argentinian composers (Piazzola, Moruja, Palmeri, etc). The ITMC ensamble participated in the 20th anniversary concert of the ""Misa a Buenos Aires""composed by Martin Palmeri wich was held on April 17, 2016 at Carnegie Hall.
        
                

Deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg"

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Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner
The Conductor, Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner, learned to play the organ, the accordion, the piano and the flute traverse as a child and adolescent. After graduation in school she studied „Master of Music for instrumental and singing paedagogy“ as well as „Special concert studies“ for the accordion in Wiesbaden and Wuppertal with a very successful graduation in 1996. After teaching pupils, playing in different ensembles and conducting various choirs and orchestras as a freelancer for a while she studied „Master of Music in church“ at the „University of music and performing arts“ in Frankfurt/Main from 2001-2006. Still studying she began to take over some scopes of duties at her actual job, where she now selectively works with children-, youth-, church- and projectchoirs as well as the deanery choir „Collegium vocale Kirchberg“ and plays her instruments and sings during services, in solo performances as well as in chamber music formations and bands. She loves the great variety of music and therefore her range reaches from classical pieces of all centuries to the field of big productions of Musicals with her youth choir, popular music and latin. Additionally to her job she conducts the choir „Voice Factory“. For further information look at www.danis-musikseite.de                
                
The deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg" comes from the rural district of Gießen which is situated approximately 70 kilometers north from Frankfurt/Main in Hessen, Germany. The actual number of 80 choirmembers live in 17 different communities in the deanery Kirchberg and it’s neigbourhood. Since 2003 the ensemble that was founded in 1994 is conducted by Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner. The Repertoire of music sung in the annual concerts reaches from Oratorios, Masses and Requiem masses from baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary composers to theme orientated programs with songs a capella or accompanied by the piano from all centuries. In 2011 the choir visited the Lake Garda and in 2015 the singers went to Southern England with performances at the Dome of Milan, Garda church, the Arena di Verona as well as Bath abbey, Wimborne Minster and the Minack Theatre. After performing the Misatango successfully in concerts in 2012, the Choir is looking forward to two highlights with tango music from Martín Palmeri in 2017 – the active participation in the Misatango Festival in Vienna in February as well as the world premiere of Tango credo in New York.                
        

Sinfonischer Chor Greven

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Harald Meyersick
Harald Meyersick (pianist/keyboard player) masters several music styles. After pursuing a broad international concert career he founded the Musik Akademie (1996). In 2003 the Musik Akademie was turned into a non-profit cultural institution. Next to his musical career he was lecturing at the Federal Academy for Musical Youth-Education in Trossingen, where he developed the curriculum for electronic keyboards for the Verband Deutscher Musikschulen (VDM). He continued publishing and writing for various publishers in order to spread his musical know-how on a global scale. The following years were filled of own compositions, e.g. children musicals ("Die Zauberflöte, Emil der kleine Elch", etc.) and several pieces for choirs. His passion for choral music was highlighted by the founding of the pop-choir "chor'ken". Followed by a huge success of the performance of the Requiem by W.A. Mozart he dedicated himself to classical symphonic choirs. Thus, in 2006 the "Symphonic Chor of the Music Academy" was founded.

The „Sinfonische Chor der Musik Akademie“ (Symphonic Choir of the Music Academy) has been launched as a project choir under the direction of Harald Meyersick in January 2005. The intention of the choir is the development and performance of large symphonic choral works with orchestra. Following this intention the choir publicly performed for the first time in 2006 with the Requiem by W.A. Mozart. The response was overwhelming am motivated H. Meyersick to start another project. The Christmas Oratorio by. J.S. Bach came to stage in 2008. And again the reviews were full of praise so that the choir, now including up to 30 singers, tool up an ever bigger challenge: The Great Mass in C minor by W.A. Mozart! A highlight in in the Vita of the choir was also the performance of Carmina Burana by Carl Off at the 5th anniversary of the city „Greven an die Ems“ with the Kaliningrad State Symphony Orchestra. With a performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins the choir presented again its enormous potential to an enthusiastic audience. Still under the unforgettable impression of this concert H. Meyersick choose another poignant choral work and brought Stabat Mater of Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins to the stage. Another milestone was the performance of Misa Tango by Martin Palmeri in spring 2015. A further highglight ist the invitation to Misa Tango Choir Festival 2017 in February in Vienna.

Ploener Kantorei

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Henrich Schwerk
KMD Henrich Schwerk, *1963, studied music science and church music in Herford/Germany. After his first position as a musician on the island of Helgoland in the north sea, he became director of music of the Lutheran Church in Ploen/Schleswig-Holstein. His responsibility ist the complete music program and he is also qualified to oversee the church music in the region and the education of church musicians. He served as a chairman of the Northelbian Church musicians Society. He travelled all over Europe, USA, Canada, Russia and Japan as a conductor of his ensembles and as an organ soloist. 

The Ploener Kantorei is the main choir of the Lutheran congregation. The choir performs in services and concerts in Ploen/Germany and outside. In the last years most current master works as the Passions, Christmasoratorio and the Mass in h (Bach) have been performed. Also the major works of Mozart (Mass in c, Requiem), Brahms (Requiem), Händel (Messiah, Saul, Jephtha) and Mendelssohn (Elijah, St. Paul). The choir also performed rare pieces, like the mass of Puccini or jazz pieces by Dobrogosz. The biggest project of the choir was the cantata year 2011-2012: during every sunday service a Bach cantata.    

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Choir

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Mona Thylgård
Mona Høgh Thylgård is the director of the Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Choir since 2013. She teaches music and social science. She has been playing music since she was a little girl. She plays different instruments and her main instruments are tenorsax and piano. She love music and The Choir and is looking forward to visit NY. She has never visited the USA, so it will be, she is sure, a fantastic experience for the choir and herself. With her on the trip, she has a teacher from our Gymnasium: Anne Krabbe who teaches in Danish and arts.


Gammel Hellerup Choir:My name is Ida, I'm 18 years old and in my third, and last year, of Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium. I have been singing my entire life. Before GHG, I was the lead singer in a band for two years and a part of a choir for three years. I have been a part of GHG's school- and lucia choir all three years. Beside that, I have music as a subject on the next highest level in school. I have always enjoyed singing, mostly soprano but also mezzo. My name is Caroline and I’m 18 years old. I have attended Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium for three years, and this is my last one. I have always loved to sing (maybe a bit too much). I joined my former school’s choir and enjoyed it very much. That was why I also wanted to join GHG’s choir and here I met so many sweet girls, who also loves to sing. My name is Natascha, I’m 19 years old and I’m in my 3th and last year at GHG. . What I love about music is all the emotions counted to it. I started taking singing lessons when I was 8 and I joined the GHG chorus when I was a freshman, because I've always loved to sing and that it was a great way to meet new people. My name is Dagmar and I am 17 years old. I’m in my second year at GHG. I love to sing, and I’ve done it as long as I remember.(Often loud. And in public) When I sing for myself, I often sing a song that fits my mood, or whatever I’ve succeeded in getting stuck in my head. I joined the GHG chorus earlier this year, and I really love the friendships, fun and music that follows. I can’t wait to meet you all! :D My name is Elvira, I'm 18 years old and in my third, and last year at GHG. I have been singing since I was 15 years old, where I was the lead singer in our school musical.I have been a part of GHG's school choir since the second year.Singing always gets me in a better mood, and i think that being a part of something, like a choir, is amazing. My name is Mathias, I’m 18 years old and halfway through my last year at GHG. I’ve been singing for the last 6 years and have played guitar since I was 8 - always loved to be able to sing while playing at the same time. I think the choir’s a great way to practice singing together with others, and really enjoy how different it is from anything I’ve tried before. My name is Emma, I’m 18 years old and currently at my third year of Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium. I have always loved to sing and play, but haven’t really done much about it. I always sang fake when I was with friends, just for the fun of it, before I came to GHG. I’ve been singing since forever (in private) and have played the piano and drums. I joined the choir at GHG this year, because I wanted to meet others with a passion for singing (and music). I really like the sound of a choir and love to be a part of it! Looking forward to this amazing experience! :) My name is Clara and I am 17 years old. I am in my second year of high school. I started to take singing lesson at the age of 12, since I have been singing a lot and also performed sometimes. Music means a lot to me because it is a good way to express yourself and your feelings. Being a part of the choir also gives me the opportunity to meet new friends. My name is Camilla and I am 17 years old. I am on my first year at GHG. I have been singing for 9 years. I like to sing  with my friends, but I also want to make more out of it and that is one of the reasons why I joined the choir. It also gives me a opportunity to be together with other people who has the same interest. My name is Sharmaine and I’m 16 years old. I’m in my first year at GHG. I chose to join the choir because I love singing and playing music. Beside that, I have music as a subject on the highest level in school. I play guitar, piano and drums - learned from YouTube. Hopefully, I will get a violin for Christmas, so I can learn to play on a new instrument. Music has and will always be a part of my life. It always gives me joy and excitement. To be a part of the choir is a great opportunity to make new friends and share common interests. My name is Cecilie, I am 19 years old, and I am about to start my last semester at GHG. Music has been a part of most of my life, and still I remember how, as a little girl, getting to play my grandparents’ piano was one of my favorite things about visiting them. When I was eight years old, I finally got to take piano lessons, and ever since that first lesson, music has been a great passion and stress-reliever of mine. This year is my first in the school choir. My name is Ida and i am 18 years old. I’m in my third and last year at GHG. Before i started at GHG i  went to Argentina for an exchange year where i also started singing. The school had a band which i joined and i also joined a choir with a friend.  I’ve been singing all my life but that was the first time i started using singing as a social thing. For me choir is a way of having fun and meeting other people but I also like being part of creating a sound as a group. My name is Leonora, I am 18 years old and in my third year of high school at GHG. I also have music as a subject on the next highest level in school and I have been a member of the school’s choir (as soprano or mezzo) for the last two years, which I enjoy a lot because I believe that music is a great way to get to know other people. I enjoy singing and playing because it lets me escape for a moment from everything around me. I also make my own compositions which I perform at my school. Besides singing and school I am a figure skater and have competed in several international competitions and won the national championship three times :) My name is Adrian and I am in my third year of high school at GHG. I have music as a subject on the next highest level in school and I have been a member of the school’s choir for the last year, which I enjoy a lot because I believe that music is a great way to get to know other people. I also play the guitar. Hi, my name is Freja and I’m 17 years old. I’ve been singing since I was a little girl and I love singing. It’s a way to relax and it is just fun singing. Both alone and with others. I play musicals back in Denmark and hope to be able to do that for the rest of my life. My name is Filippa. I have been singing the most of my life and I enjoy it very much. This year is my first in the school choir. Music is a great way to meet other people and visit other countries.

Coro Bocconi

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Martina Zambelli
After graduating at Conservatorio G. Verdi (Milan), Martina Zambelli started teaching singing and baroque flute. Today she conducts Coro Bocconi of Bocconi University (Milan); she is arranger for the Bloopers Choir and director of the Young Mediterranean Ensemble, of the Medit-lab Orchestra and of the Wayward Spirit Orchestra. She has conducted Insubriae Chorus of Insubria University (Varese). She is known for her eclecticism and her versatility and for her particular singing technique, which mixes classical and popular genres, following the example of Dulce Pontes and Lisa Gerrard. She is performing in Italy and abroad and she is part of the ensemble Humana Vox. She has released seven record productions.

Coro Bocconi was founded in 2005, and it is composed by students, alumni, professors and staff of the homonymous Milanese University. It was conducted by M° Sergio Lonoce until 2011, and since then by M° Martina Zambelli, with whom it has been participating in numerous and prestigious events inside and outside the campus. It has been performing in collaboration with Verdi Per Tutti orchestra, Medit-lab Orchestra, Wayward Spirit Orchestra, Coral Iberoamericana Tantanakuy, Coràson Choeur from Nice, Chorus Insubriae (Insubria University). Today the choir has an eclectic and heterogeneous repertoire.

Edmund Rice Choir

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Eduardo Vallejo
Eduardo Raul Vallejo practices a vast activity in Choral directing and teaching. He taught in the National Music Conservatory in Choir Direction Professorship. He also graduated as a Licentiate in Phsychology. Through all these years, he has directed many choral and orchestal ensambles in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has speciallized in ways to develop psico-dramatic techniques with his singers, which are taken into account during rehearsals and in their performances. He has also dedicated to the arrangements of argentine folk music and tango, in a choral way. As the founder and master of Cantoria Lugano Choir, he has being the uninterruptedly Director, since the creation, whom in year 2014 took part of the Stabat Mater, by Karl Jenkins in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, New York City under the direction of Jonathan Griffith

Edmund Rice Choir from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded in 1985 thanks to the Christian Brothers from Cardinal Newman College, and a group of parents and former pupils. This institution is a Catholic School that belongs to an Irish Congregation, based in Ireland, that spread worldwide, founded by a wealthy landlord from Waterford, who donated all his fortune for the bringing up and the education of poor and orphan children. As a well known Choir in Argentina, participated in several events throughout Argentina and also travelled abroad to Uruguay, Chile and Ireland, in late 2009. The Choir performed simultaneously, with the ceremony that took place in the Vatican, for the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, during Pope Benedict XVI papacy. In the year 2012 for the celebration of the 250 birth anniversary of Edmund Rice, the Choir interpreted the Edmund Rice Cantata, written by Daniel Vallejo, son of the Choir Master, accompanied by musicians and singers, that belonged to the school’s ensemble. In 2013 they were part of the 7th Musical Choral Festival, in Buenos Aires, and shared music with choirs from Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Croatia. The Choir´s repertoire includes Sacred Music as well as European authors, traditional and folk argentine music, tango and contemporaneous authors.

Waimea Community Chorus

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Barbara Kopra
Barbara Kopra cherishes her role as director of the Waimea Community Chorus. With a Masters in Music Education (University of Oregon), she has taught Performing Arts classes for grades 6-12 at Hawai’i Preparatory Academy for 25 years. Preparing island students to participate in the Hawai’i All-State Honor Choir Workshops was a highlight, as she worked with many nationally acclaimed composers and directors learning along with her students. In addition to directing school performances, Barbara serves as musical director for Waimea Community Theatre productions. She is excited for the opportunity to experience “Viva La Musica de Argentina”!

Waimea Community Chorus, developed in 1994 from musical productions presented by Waimea Community Theatre, and now functions as a separate division of WCT, presenting concert weekends twice annually. Despite its community base and open membership, WCC has become the largest, oldest and most stable choral performance group on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and one of the most respected in the state of Hawai'i. WCC is directed by Barbara Kopra, whose background in music and choral direction has elevated it from a friendly social chorale to an open and inclusive, yet close-knit and polished performance ensemble, currently numbering 85 singers.