Distinguished Concerts International New York
A Tango Mass from Argentina
PABLO CHRISTIAN DI MARIO, Director MARTIN PALMERI, Visiting Composer KRYSTY SWANN, Mezzo-soprano
With Special Appearances by
TIERRA ADENTRO DE NUEVO MEXICO DANCE ENSEMBLE and FLUTOPIA
DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS INTERNATIONAL
Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 pm ~ Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
For Immediate Release, December 22, 2014 New York, NY … Distinguished Concerts International New York presents Misatango, an afternoon combining the thrilling rhythm and melodic design of tango, with the ancient beauty of the Latin choral mass. Martin Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires (Tango Mass from Argentina), a work that was premiered by the Orquesta Sinfonica nacional de Cuba, will be conducted by Pablo Christian Di Mario, who leads a chorus of singers from France, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Argentina, as well as mezzo-soprano soloist, Krysty Swann. Sharing the program on Sunday, January 18 at 2:00pm at Carnegie Hall, is the vibrant wind ensemble Flutopia and the Tierra Adentro de Nuevo Mexico Dance Ensemble.
Since its premiere in 1996, Misatango has been performed in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, the United States, Israel and in many European countries. Says composer Martin Palmeri: “From two important musical experiences in my personal musical history – arranging tango music and directing choirs – the idea emerged to write a work that integrated these two experiences, while maintaining the essence of the tango genre.” Of his decision to use the Latin text, Palmieri says, “the Latin language gives the work a reserved, esoteric quality which, from my point of view, has much to do with tango.” Directing the performance is Pablo Christian Di Mario.
Making a special appearance to further enliven the concert’s Latin flavor is the Tierra Adentro De Nuevo Mexico Dance Ensemble, directed by Veronica Torres. This youthful troupe hails from Tierra Adentro: The New Mexico School for Academics, Art and Artesanía. This unique program was founded in 2010 by Joaquin Encinias, one of the most highly sought-after flamenco artists and instructors in the nation.
An additional special guest is Flutopia, an ensemble comprised of high school wind players in and around Washington, DC and Northern, VA. The group is led by is well-known flutist and pedagogue Jennifer Lapple, who has appeared as a soloist with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing in Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra, and in Luxembourg with the Echternach Festival Orchestra and the École de Musique de Differdange Flute Choir.
Composer, pianist, choirmaster and orchestra conductor Martín Palmeri studied composition with Daniel Montes, Marcelo Chevalier, Rodolfo Mederos, Virtú Maragno and Edgar Grana (New York), choral direction with Antonio Russo and Néstor Zadoff, and orchestral conducting with Mario Benzecry. His numerous works include Tango del Bicentenario (Bicentenary Tango), first performed by the Qatar Symphony Orchestra; Canto de la lejanía (Song of Distance), premiered in 2010 by the Buenos Aires choral society; Oratorio de Navidad (Christmas Oratorio); Mateo, an opera which opened in the Teatro Roma in Buenos Aires and recorded by the State Radio of Bratislava, Slovakia; and Fantasía tanguera (Tango fantasy), premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2000; among many others. He has been invited to direct and perform as pianist in performances of his Misatango all over the world.
Pablo Christian Di Mario graduated from the Carlos Lopez Buchardo National Conservatory Master degree in Piano and Orchestral-Choral Conducting, obtaining his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at Metz University, France, in 2003. The winner of several conducting awards, Di Mario works as Professor of Choral Conducting in Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and IUNA University (Bs.As); is Musical Director of SR Lyric Company in Cali, Colombia and Lugano, Switzerland; and General Director of Sociedad Coral Alemana Villa Ballester, Coro Nagmén, Coro and orchestra Juan José Castro, and So what?, a jazz vocal ensemble.
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