• Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012

    Carnegie Hall Presents Voices from Latin America

    A Citywide Festival Celebrating Latin American Arts & Culture
    November 8 to December 11, 2012
    Carnegie Hall with Four Acclaimed Musicians as Artistic Advisors—Gustavo Dudamel,Gilberto Gil, Osvaldo Golijov, and Chucho Valdés—Presents Month-Long Citywide Festival Celebrating Arts & Culture of Latin America and Its Influence Around the Globe
    More Than 60 Events at Carnegie Hall and Partner Venues Across New York City Explore Latin American Music, Dance, Art, Film, Photography, and More
    Performers Include Gilberto Gil; Paulinho da Viola; Arnaldo Antunes; Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Chucho Valdés with Egberto Gismonti, Danilo Pérez, & Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Yoruba Andabo; Tania Libertad; Eugenia León; and Many Others
    carnegiehall.org/LatinAmerica
    (Update: July 11, 2012, NEW YORK)—This fall, Carnegie Hall launches Voices from Latin America, a citywide festival from November 8 to December 11, 2012, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly diverse cultures of Latin America. Developed under the guidance of four internationally-acclaimed musicians serving as artistic advisors—composer Osvaldo Golijov, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, jazz pianist and composer Chucho Valdés, and singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gilberto Gil—the Voices from Latin America festival encompasses music, dance, film, photography, and visual arts of many regions with more than 60 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner cultural institutions, including particular focuses on music of Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, and Mexico.

    Voices from Latin America features Carnegie Hall performances by artists representing a variety of different musical traditions: Gilberto Gil, looking at Brazilian popular music; Chucho Valdés, exploring the development of Afro-Cuban jazz; and Gustavo Dudamel, focusing on the influential El Sistema movement in Venezuela, including an extended New York residency by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Carnegie Hall also partners with Celebrate México Now—the annual festival of Mexican art and culture in New York City—to present festival programs across the five boroughs of New York City, focusing on the music and culture of Mexico, culminating with a tribute to legendary singer Chavela Vargas at Carnegie Hall. Overall, Voices from Latin America offers a wide range of music including popular Brazilian styles such as samba and forró, as well as other traditional and folk music from Northeastern Brazil; Cuban rumba; Afro-Cuban jazz; and diverse genres of Mexican song, plus music from a variety of Latin American classical and jazz composers.

    Through collaborations with other prestigious cultural institutions and a series of free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts in community venues, the reach of the festival extends throughout New York City, spanning different art forms, including music, dance, film, panel discussions, photography, and art exhibitions, providing insight into diverse Latin American cultures that continue to fuel the world’s imagination. Voices from Latin America partners include: Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, ACA Galleries, Americas Society, (Art) Amalgamated, Ballet Hispanico, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cecilia de Torres Gallery, Celebrate México Now, Center for Architecture, Cinema Tropical, Fingered Media, El Museo del Barrio, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, The Juilliard School, Keyes Art Projects, The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, National Museum of the American Indian, the New York Public Library, Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, The Paley Center for Media, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Port Richmond Library, Queens Museum of Art, School of Visual Arts, and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

    Tied to the Voices from Latin America festival, Carnegie Hall has launched a special web site: carnegiehall.org/LatinAmerica, which features information on festival events, interviews with artists, slideshows, and other content providing insight into Voices from Latin America festival offerings. For a video overview of the festival featuring interviews with Osvaldo Golijov, Chucho Valdés, Gilberto Gil, and Gustavo Dudamel, please click here.



    VOICES FROM LATIN AMERICA PROGRAMMING AT CARNEGIE HALL
    Please Note: SA/PS=Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage; ZH=Zankel Hall

    Voices from Brazil: The Voices from Latin America festival launches at Carnegie Hall with a performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage by Gilberto Gil—one of Brazil’s most revered and popular musicians (November 8, SA/PS). For this performance, the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and former Brazilian minister of culture returns to his musical roots with an evening of forró, the infectious dance music from Northeastern Brazil. Over the following three weeks, Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Brazil musical offerings include programs created in collaboration with Gil, looking at the diversity and vitality of Brazilian popular music and its influence on global popular culture. These performances include: a concert of sambas and choros by Paulinho da Viola—Brazil’s greatest living sambista—making his Carnegie Hall debut (November 28, SA/PS); Music From Northeastern Brazil—a double-bill program in which virtuoso flutist and improviser Carlos Malta plays with Pife Muderno, a performer of traditional flute and drum music—followed by virtuoso violinist Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos with Friends performing a lively set of folk and contemporary music alongside several surprise guests (November 29, ZH); and a final double-bill concert—this one of contrasting Brazilian music styles—featuring Orquestra Imperial, a retro-chic homage to big bands from the 1950s playing a set of sambas and dance classics, after which poet and singer-songwriter Arnaldo Antunes performs an acoustic set with guitar accompaniment (December 5, ZH).

    Voices from Cuba: Internationally-acclaimed pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator Chucho Valdés—the leading figure in contemporary Afro-Cuban jazz—pays homage to the genre and its worldwide influence by curating a series of Cuban-focused performances. Performances include: an all-star, four-piano concert featuring Valdés with Egberto Gismonti, Danilo Pérez, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba in a jazz program of solos, duos, and quartets (December 4, SA/PS); a program entitled Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Younger Generation, featuring rising star ensembles Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE in a double bill performance with the Aldo López-Gavilán Quartet (November 16, ZH); legendary folkloric group Yoruba Andabo (“friends of Yoruba culture”) performing an evening of Cuban rumba with singers, percussionists, and dancers (November 30, ZH); and a performance by the Chucho Valdés Quintet (December 1, ZH).

    Voices from Venezuela:Venezuela’s Gustavo Dudamel has quickly emerged on the world stage as one of today’s most exciting figures in classical music. For the festival’s Venezuela series, Dudamel brings the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela to Carnegie Hall for a residency that includes symphonic and chamber music concerts as well as a focus on his native country’s influential El Sistema social-action education program. Performances include: the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble—drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra—performing an exuberant program under conductor Thomas Clamor featuring works from Latin America and beyond (December 7, SA/PS) and a chamber music program entitled Música nueva with Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and solo pianists Danilo Pérez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba performing the US premieres of four newly commissioned works for Carnegie Hall by Pérez, Rubalcaba, Enrico Chapela, and Esteban Benzecry (December 8, ZH). This performance is preceded by an afternoon event in Zankel Hall, Discovery Day: El Sistema, in which keynote speaker Dr. Leon Botstein and panelists Dr. José Antonio Abreu, and Gustavo Dudamel discuss with moderator Jeremy Geffen, Venezuela’s successful El Sistema program and its influence on educational thinking in the United States (December 8, ZH). The following afternoon, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform a Carnegie Hall Family Concert (December 9, SA/PS). The conductor for this program will be announced at a later date.

    The Voices from Latin America festival closes with two performances on consecutive evenings at Carnegie Hall by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel (December 10 and December 11, SA/PS). The orchestra’s first program features Carlos Chávez’s Sinfonía india, Julián Orbón’s Tres versiones sinfónicas and Silvestre Revueltas’s La noche de los Mayas. The second concert performed with the Westminster Symphonic Choir features Esteban Benzecry’s Chaac (Maya Water God) from Rituales Amerindios, Chôros No.10 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Antonio Estévez’s Cantata criolla.

    Voices from Mexico: Carnegie Hall honors the song traditions of Mexico with A Tribute to Chavela Vargas in which three celebrated Mexican singers—Ely Guerra, Eugenia León, and Tania Libertad—join forces for the first time to pay tribute to the legendary singer in an evening of traditional and contemporary Mexican song (November 27, SA/PS). This program marks the cornerstone of the 2012 Celebrate México Now festival—an annual celebration of contemporary Mexican art and culture that joins with Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Latin America festival this year to further extend the citywide focus on Latin American culture.

    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts:A series of ten free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts—presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in community venues throughout New York City—invites audiences to experience a diverse range of music from Latin America in the city’s five boroughs. This free concert series includes five performances by chamber groups drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. In addition, the series will present five concerts featuring artists and music representing a wide range of Latin American culture, including: Mexican-Paraguayan jarocho virtuoso Celso Duarte, Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera, Cuban-born saxophonist Yosvany Terry Quintet, hot-blooded banda music ensemble Banda de los Muertos, and a concert by Ensemble ACJW performing the music of celebrated Latin American composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Silvestre Revueltas, Ana Lara, and Astor Piazzolla.


    VOICES FROM LATIN AMERICA PROGRAMMING BY GENRE
    (Presented by Carnegie Hall unless otherwise noted)

    CONCERTS

    World Beat and Percussion
    Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.
    Bronx Library Center

    Wednesday, November 28 at 4:00 p.m.
    Aguilar Library
    FREE

    Percussion instruments from across the globe mix with spontaneous spoken-word performances. Presented by the New York Public Library.
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    Gilberto Gil
    Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    International superstar Gilberto Gil returns to his musical roots with an evening of forró, the infectious dance music from Northeastern Brazil.
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    Paul O’Dette, Lute
    Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
    Americas Society

    American lutenist, conductor, and music researcher Paul O’Dette performs Latin American music by Santiago de Murcia, Manuel Alvarez, and anonymous Afro-Brazilian composers. This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene.
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    New Juilliard Ensemble
    Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m.
    Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
    FREE

    Music Director and Conductor Joel Sachs leads a program of contemporary classical music from Latin America. Presented by The Juilliard School.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Ensemble ACJW
    Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA)
    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church (Manhattan)
    FREE

    This group of young musicians performs the music of celebrated Latin American composers from the last century, including Villa-Lobos, Revueltas, Ana Lara, and Piazzolla.
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    Edmar Castañeda
    November 13, 19, and 26 at 7:00 p.m.
    Americas Society

    Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda performs a unique blend of jazz and Colombian folk music on the arpa llanera, the diatonic instrument traditional to the music from the Llanos region, shared by Colombia and Venezuela. Presented by Americas Society.
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    Ensemble ACJW
    Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    FREE

    Ensemble ACJW plays an encore of its November 11 program. Presented by The Juilliard School.
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    Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE
    Aldo López-Gavilán Quartet

    Friday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    In a program entitled Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Younger Generation, two rising Cuban stars bring their bands to Zankel Hall for an evening of music making that gives the audience a glimpse into the future of jazz in Cuba.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Banda de los Muertos

    Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m.
    Port Richmond Library (Staten Island)
    FREE

    Banda de los Muertos fires up the crowd with its brassy, hot-blooded banda music from Sinaloa, Mexico. Loud and emotional, the banda sound is a boisterous crossbreed of traditional Mexican music and German polka, powered by ranks of brass, woodwinds, and percussion. This epic band storms the stage with soulful sounds from 1940s Mexico mixed with funky New York flavor—written and arranged by bandleader Jacob Garchik. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Celebrate México Now.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Yosvany Terry Quintet

    Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.
    El Museo del Barrio (Manhattan)
    FREE

    The Cuban-born saxophonist and his band perform music ranging from avant-garde to Cuban jazz.
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    Soledad and Selma Oxor
    Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m.
    Secret Project Robot

    Two alternative bands under Mexico City’s fearless upstart cult label, VV Discos, make their US debuts. Presented by Fingered Media. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Magos Herrera
    Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m.
    The Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center
    Henry Street Settlement (Manhattan)
    FREE

    This Mexican jazz singer/songwriter sings in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, bringing together a variety of traditions. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Celebrate México Now.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Celso Duarte
    Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (Bronx)
    FREE

    The harp virtuoso performs traditional Paraguayan folk music and Mexican son jarocho, incorporating jazz and world music elements. This concert is presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Celebrate México Now.
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    Alejandro Escuer: Flying
    Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
    Americas Society

    Flying is a multi-disciplinary concert experience where ancient and new music interact with art, photography, electronic music, classical music composition, sonic art, and improvisation. The event features Mexican flutist-composer Alejandro Escuer and guest artists from Mexico and the US. Presented by Americas Society in partnership with Celebrate México Now.
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    Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
    Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    FREE

    Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble performs a program of Brazilian popular music with guest artist, drummer Paulo Braga. Presented by The Juilliard School.
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    A Tribute to Chavela Vargas
    Tuesday, November 27 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Three of today’s most exciting female singers—Ely Guerra, Eugenia León, and Tania Libertad—join forces for the first time to pay tribute to the legendary Chavela Vargas in an evening of traditional and contemporary Mexican song. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Celebrate México Now.
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    Paulinho da Viola
    Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Brazil’s greatest living sambista—in his first appearance at Carnegie Hall—performs a program of sambas and choros.
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    Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno
    Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos with Friends
    Thursday, November 29 at 8:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    In this double-bill performance entitled Music from Northeastern Brazil, legendary flutist and improviser Carlos Malta brings Pife Muderno to play traditional flute and drum music, while Cordestinos—led by virtuoso violinist Nicolas Krassik—celebrates lively folk and contemporary musical trends with several surprise guests.
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    Yoruba Andabo
    Friday, November 30 at 9:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    The legendary folkloric group Yoruba Andabo (“friends of Yoruba culture”) presents an evening of Cuban rumba. With singers, percussionists, and dancers, Yoruba Andabo performs ecstatic percussion-driven dances that reveal the ongoing influence of African religion and traditions in contemporary Cuba. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute.
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    Chucho Valdés Quintet
    Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Multi–Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés is Cuba’s musical ambassador to the world. He brings his quintet to Zankel Hall for an evening of jazz.
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    Egberto Gismonti, Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Chucho Valdés
    Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Four jazz-piano legends join forces for the first time in this celebration of Afro-Cuban jazz. Included in this piano extravaganza are solos, duos, and a conclusion with all four together on stage.
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    Arnaldo Antunes and Orquestra Imperial

    Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    A double-bill of contrasts from Brazil: Orquestra Imperial, a retro-chic homage to big bands from the 1950s, plays sambas and other dance classics, while poet and singer-songwriter Arnaldo Antunes’s hypnotically quirky vision is on display in an acoustic set with guitar accompaniment. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute.
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    Venezuelan Brass Ensemble
    Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, opens the Venezuelan celebration at Carnegie Hall with conductor Thomas Clamor in an evening of exuberant music making that features works from Latin America and beyond.
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    Discovery Day: El Sistema

    Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    This day of talks and panel discussions explores Venezuela’s spectacularly successful El Sistema social-action movement and its influence on educational thinking in the United States with keynote speaker Dr. Leon Botstein; panelists Dr. José Antonio Abreu, and Gustavo Dudamel; and moderator Jeremy Geffen. The afternoon features a keynote lecture, a panel discussion, and a screening of the documentary Dudamel: Let the Children Play.
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    Música nueva
    Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Pianists Danilo Pérez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba present the US premieres of their own new works and those of Enrico Chapela, and Esteban Benzecry with Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
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    Artist to be announced
    Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 9 at 8:30 p.m.
    (Le) Poisson Rouge

    New York City’s celebrated experimental music venue, (Le) Poisson Rouge presents programs that feature some of the more eclectic and innovative Latin American performers. Details to be announced in August 2012. Presented by (Le) Poisson Rouge.
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    Carnegie Hall Family Concert with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform a program as part of Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert series. The conductor for this performance will be announced at a later date.
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    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel
    Monday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela performs works by Chavez, Orbón and Revueltas under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
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    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel

    Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller, as they perform works by Benzecry, Villa-Lobos and Estevez. Featured soloists include: tenor, Aquiles Machado, and baritone, Gaspar Colón.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts: Musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Dates, times, and locations to be announced

    Five concerts by chamber groups featuring musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will celebrate the music of Venezuela around the city.


    DANCE

    Learn to Dance with Annabella Gonzalez
    Thursday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m.
    George Bruce Library
    FREE

    Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.
    Countee Cullen Library
    FREE

    Audience members have the opportunity to learn traditional Mexican ballet through demonstration and instruction on November 8 at the George Bruce Library and November 20 at the Countee Cullen Library. Presented by the New York Public Library.
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    Limón Dance Company: 65th Anniversary Celebration
    Friday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
    Tilles Center for the Performing Arts (Long Island University)

    The Limón Dance Company marks its 65th anniversary with a special program that includes works by its founder and Mexican dance pioneer José Limón. Presented by Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.
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    Ballet Hispanico
    Date, time, and venue are to be announced.

    Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s preeminent Latino dance company, presents the latest installment of its groundbreaking choreography institute, created for Latino artists to explore culturally specific work in a nurturing, learning laboratory. The in-studio showcase features the performance of an emerging choreographer’s work, followed by a panel discussion with illustrious dance artists and educators. Event details will be announced in the fall of 2012. Presented by Ballet Hispanico.


    ART & EXHIBITIONS

    Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012–Sunday, January 6, 2013
    El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, & Queens Museum of Art

    This multi-themed exhibition features over 550 works by 379 artists. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora.
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    Urban Archives: Rituals of Chaos
    Thursday, July 19, 2012–Sunday, January 6, 2013
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts
    FREE

    Monica Espinel, Guest Curator. Presented by The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
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    Gego: Origin and Encounter Mastering the Space
    September–December 2012
    Americas Society
    FREE

    Co-organized with Sala Mendoza and Fundación Gego. Curated by Josefina Manrique and Gabriela Rangel. Widely known as “Gego,” German-born Venezuelan Gertrud Goldschmidt is one of the most important Latin American artists of the 20th century. In celebration of Gego’s 100th anniversary, the exhibition features a significant group of early and unknown works that examine Gego’s artistic research. Presented by Americas Society.
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    Lidya Buzio: Painter and Sculptor of Clay
    Fall 2012
    Cecilia de Torres Gallery
    FREE

    Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Lidya Buzio has worked in clay in New York since 1972. Her Italian heritage, Uruguayan upbringing, and her New York life have produced works that are unique for the medium—a never before seen fusion of painting and sculpture made of red clay. The exhibition features New York cityscapes, with their evocative rooflines, architectural details, and water towers; and a new series of abstract geometric sculptures with glowing, burnished surfaces in bright primary colors. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. Presented by Cecilia de Torres Gallery. Coordinated by the Keyes Art Projects.
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    Voodoo Alters Zombies and Oil Cans
    Thursday, October 4–Thursday, December 6
    Keyes Art Projects

    Scholar and art historian Mary Jo McConnell has selected representative pieces of narrative art from her extensive collection of Haitian works to exhibit at Keyes Art Projects. The vibrant paintings will be juxtaposed with photography by Jill Peters that illuminates the life of Haitian refugees in Florida. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. Curated by Mary Jo McConnell. Presented by Keyes Art Projects.
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    Luis Jimenez
    Thursday, November 1–Wednesday, November 28
    ACA Galleries
    FREE

    ACA Art Galleries will present a mini-retrospective of fiberglass sculptures and works on paper by Luis Jimenez. Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Mexican immigrants. His artwork celebrates working-class culture and history, especially that of Mexican Americans. He died, tragically, in 2006 when one of his own sculptures fell on him. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. Presented by ACA Galleries. Coordinated by the Keyes Art Projects.
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    Material Breach
    Wednesday, November 14–Saturday, December 15
    (Art) Amalgamated
    FREE

    (Art) Amalgamated brings together a group of Latin American artists whose works transform the utility of commonplace domestic or creative materials, divesting them of their prescribed functionality in ways that generate new meaning and new sets of cultural and visual associations. The works incorporate images that have a historic connection to the tropics and colonial past, infusing them with the individual artist's own interpretations of that history. Artists include Héctor Madera Gonzales, José Lerma, and Héctor Acre-Espasas. The gallery will host an artist discussion on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m., and an opening reception for the public on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. Presented by (Art) Amalgamated. Coordinated by the Keyes Art Projects.
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    Folk Artists and Art: Fernando Félix Pegüero
    Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.
    National Museum of the American Indian / Alexander Hamilton US Custom House
    FREE

    Mexican scholar Marta Turok, who asks how indigenous artists navigate both “folk” and “high” art markets, presents award-winning Oaxacan ceramic artist Fernando Félix Pegüero at the National Museum of the American Indian. Presented by National Museum of the American Indian, with the support of Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art (FOFA) and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.


    ARCHITECTURE

    Mexican Architecture Now: A Dialogue with Mauricio Rocha-Iturbide

    Monday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m.
    Center for Architecture

    Leading Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha-Iturbide—a provocateur known for adapting design to distinct environments—discusses the relationship between design, building, and usage processes in his own work. Presented by the Center for Architecture. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.


    FILM

    Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series
    Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
    92YTribeca

    Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series celebrates Voices from Latin America with screenings of representative documentaries that honor the best of Latin American music and its rich diversity and legacy. Question-and-answer sessions with special guests follow each screening, along with live performances at Cafe 92YTribeca. Presented by Cinema Tropical and 92YTribeca.
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    Award-Winning Films from the 2011 Morelia International Film Festival

    Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    School of Visual Arts
    FREE

    Award-winning short films from last year’s Morelia International Film Festival are screened, followed by question-and-answer sessions with the directors moderated by Lucila Moctezuma. Ranging from animation to documentary, all films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Presented by the School of Visual Arts. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.
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    Screenings from The Paley Center Collection

    Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    The Paley Center for Media

    The Paley Center for Media screens a number of films exploring Latin American themes, including, on December 1—Visiones: Latino Art and Culture (2003) and La Plaza Special: Tania Maria (1985). Screenings continue on December 2 with Flight to Rhythm (1949), Eyewitness: The New Beat (1962), and Camera Three: Gilberto Gil (1971). Additional screenings for families held on December 2 include a selection of musical children’s programs that are from or are inspired by Central and South America, including the shorts Open a Door, The Backyardigans, and Go Diego Go! Presented by The Paley Center for Media.


    LITERATURE

    Urban Word: Bilingual Poetry Slam
    Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.
    Hamilton Grange Library
    FREE

    This bilingual poetry slam features performances of student works and those of noted Latin American poets. Presented by the New York Public Library.
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    The Dream of the Celt with Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman
    Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
    Americas Society

    Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and renowned translator Edith Grossman participate in a public conversation in celebration of the author’s latest novel, The Dream of the Celt. Presented by Americas Society with Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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    Persona Normal with Author Benito Taibo
    Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
    King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University
    FREE

    Passionate, irreverent, obsessive: Mexican writer Benito Taibo presents Persona Normal, a funny and quixotic mosaic of short stories and essays. Presented by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.
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    Eco-Literature in Latin America
    Wednesday—Friday November 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    Americas Society

    The three-evening literature symposium includes a keynote address by distinguished Mexican poet, novelist, and environmental activist Homero Aridjis; panel discussions with scholars of eco-literature; a film screening of Chilean artist Mariana Matthews’s Confluencias; and the launch of Americas Society’s acclaimed journal Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, no. 85. Presented by Americas Society.


    CULINARY

    A Taste of Mexico Now: Contemporary Mexican Cuisine
    Tuesday, November 13—Tuesday, November 27
    Various Locations

    Think you know and love Mexican food? Sample true creativity in contemporary Mexican cooking. Celebrated chefs will be serving special dinner menus that will tempt, thrill, and seduce your palate. Participating restaurants include Cafe Frida, Casa Mezcal, Fonda, Hecho en Dumbo, La Palapa, Maya, Pampano, Papatzul, and Toloache. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.


    FAMILY

    Family Day: Juguetes (Toys) with the Cornisa 20 Theater Group

    Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m.
    Queens Museum of Art—New York City Building

    Traditional Mexican toys come to life in this puppet show for families, followed by a hands-on workshop, where recycled materials are used to build toys for participants to take home. This event is part of Celebrate México Now.
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    Screenings from The Paley Center Collection
    Sunday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m.
    The Paley Center for Media

    A special screening for families features a selection of musical children’s programs that are from or are inspired by Central and South America, including the shorts Open a Door, The Backyardigans, and Go Diego Go! Presented by The Paley Center for Media.
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    Carnegie Hall Family Concert with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform a program as part of Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert series. The conductor for this performance will be announced at a later date.

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    Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

    Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts is provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are also made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

    Major funding for The Academy–a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education–has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

    Additional support has been provided by The Arnow Family Fund, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, and the Edward John Noble Foundation.

    Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.

    Osvaldo Golijov is the holder of the 2012-2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.


    United is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.

     
    Ticket Information
    Tickets for events taking place at Carnegie Hall are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For tickets to Voices from Latin America partner events, please contact the specific venue.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts
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