Colón Theatre Spring Program

(Photo by Duane Storey)

September

Opera: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) –Two act opera. 1817. Music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Giacopo Ferretti. Musical direction- Reinaldo Censabella. Mise en Scene- Sergio Renán. 25th, 28th, and 30th of September.

Concert:  Despliegues sonoros (Display of Sound). Clarinet soloist- Mariano Rey, English horn-Fernando Chiappero. Director- Alejo Perez. Featuring pieces by Alberto Williams, Fermina Casanova, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss and  Jean Sibelius.  27th of September at 8.30pm.

Free Concert: Coro Nacional De Niños (Children’s national choir). Directed by María Isabel Sanz. Piano by Natalia Suriano.  Featuring a selection of choral pieces by György Orbán, Zoltán Kodály,  Francis Poulenc,  Claude Debussy,  Ángel Lasala and René Teseo.  30th of September 2012 at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

October

Opera: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) –Two act opera. 1817. Music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Giacopo Ferretti. Musical direction- Reinaldo Censabella. Mise en Scene- Sergio Renán. 3rd, 5th, and 7th of October

Ballet: Trilogía Neoclásica II (Neoclassic Trilogy II). Part 1- Marguerite and Armand by Franz Liszt. Choreography by Frederick Ashton. Part 2- Fuga Técnica- “Possessed” for string quartet and percussion by Alexander Balanescu. Choreography by Eric Frederic. Part 3- Before Nightfall- Bohuslav Martinu. Choreography by Nils Christe. 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of October.

Concert: Puntos Cardinales (Cardinal Points). Director- Carlos Vieu. Bassoon soloist- Gabriel La Rocca. Trumpet soloist- Fernando Ciancio. Featuring pieces by Alberto Williams, Carl Maria von Webber, Alexander Arutiunian and Carl Nielsen. 4th of October.

Concert: Flemáticos Apasionados (Passionate Phlegmatic).  Director Tao Fan. Violoncello soloist- Natalie Clein. Featuring pieces by Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.  25th of  October.

Concert: Guarneri Prague Trio. Featuring pieces by Josef Suk, Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorák.  10th of October.

Free Concert: Ensamble de Percusión  (Percussion Ensemble). Director- Angel Frette. Featuring a selection of modern percussion pieces by Amadeo Roldán,  Edgard Varèse, Carlos Chávez, John Cage,  Emmanuel Sejourne, Iannis Xenakis,  Steve Reich, and Michael Torke. 7th of October 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Cuarteto Gianneo. String Quartet- Nicolás Favero Urbiztondo, Sebastián Masci,  Elizabeth Ridolfi, and Matías Villafañe. Guest accordion by Rodolfo Mederos.  Featuring pieces by Jose Bragato, Lios Gianneo,  Astor Piazzolla, and Maurice Ravel. 21st of October at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Jorge de la Vega and string quartet. “From Mozart to Gardel”.  Featuring a selection of pieces by Mozart, Piazzolla, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Giacomo Puccini, José Carli, Pablo Fraguela, Franz Doppler and Carlos Gardel. 28th of October at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Contemporary Tendencies: Inventarios Argentinos II (La ciudad) (Argentine Inventory II- The City). Mixed media concert composed by Martin Luit, combined with texts by Pablo Katchadjian, and filmic material by Alejo Hoijman. Musical direction by Néstor Andrenacci. 18th, 19th and 20th of October..

November

Opera- “Colón – Ring”: 7-hour version of Wagner’s  Der Ring des Nibelungen. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner. 27th and 30th of November.

Concert: Renée Fleming and Gerald Martin Moore on the piano. 10th of November.

Contemporary Tendencies: Museo Pierrot. A music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Contemporary Tendencies: Díptico- Martín Matalón. A choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by and electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. 29th and 30th of November.

December

Contemporary Tendencies: Díptico- Martín Matalón. A choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by and electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. 1st of December.

Opera- “Colón – Ring”: 7-hour version of Wagner’s  Der Ring des Nibelungen. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner. 4th and 7th of December.

Concert:  De Raíces y Alturas (Roots and Heights). Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Piano soloist- Nelson Goerner. Featuring pieces by Pascual de Rogatis, Serguei Rachmaninov, and Claude Debussy. 13th of December.

Free Concert: Estudio coral de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Choir Studio). Featuring a two-act compilation of choir pieces from around the world from  1870-1970.   Director- Carlos Lopez Puccio. 2nd of December at 11 am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Colón  Theatre’s Children Choir. ISA Academic Orchestra.  9th of December at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Buenos Aires Instrumental Ensemble. Featuring pieces by Adolphe Blanc, Alberto Ginastera and Johannes Brahms. 16th of December at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Contemporary Tendencies: “La rosa…” (primera audición) by Martin Matalon, based on texts by Jorge Luis Borges. Dates to be confirmed.

Contemporary Tendencies: “Nadie me dijo que había venido a este mundo para olvidarme de aquello que alguna vez soñé” (No one told me I came to this world to forget what I once dreamt of).  Theatre by Fernando Rubio. 13th, 14th and 15th of December.

Tickets for all functions (except for free concerts) can be bought online through the theatre’s web page.

Buenos Aires Spring 2012

(Photo by blmurch)

The spring months are some of the most popular for tourism in Argentina and for good reason. Not only are the flowers in bloom and the weather perfect, but also it is a time where there are many events including a lot of music festivals and more.

Festivals

Semana del Arte (Buenos Aires Art Week): 23rd-29th of September. The first week of Spring kicks off with an art filled agenda including three consecutive gallery nights, a drawing festival and more.

Festival Buenos Aires Danza Contemporanea: Throughout the 4th to the 8th of October the contemporary dance festival will take place promising for a week filled with inspiring moves!

Semana de la Gastronomía Porteña (Buenos Aires Culinary Week): Also during October, from the 5th to the 12th, is this food lovers event where open air cooking classes, special restaurant discounts and more will be offered.

Pepsi Music Festival: From the 18th-22nd of October the city will be receiving international artists including Garbage and a closing concert by Suede. The festival will also have a special opening concert on the 27th of September featuring The Wailers. Tickets for The Wailers here, for Suede here and for the rest of the festival here.

Maquinaria Festival: Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, and Deftones are just a few of the names that will be participating in the Maquinaria Festival which will take place from the 8th-10th of November at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Creamfields 2012: The most awaited electronic party of the year will take place on the 10th of November at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. This year’s lineup includes Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Infected Mushroom and Paul Van Dyk amongst others. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Jazz: Spring and Jazz festivals go together like cafe con leche y medialunas, and from the 21st to the 26th of November both will be available around city cafes and stages!

International Artisans Fair: From the 4th to the 9th of December artisans from around the world will gather at La Rural where they will display their masterful crafts just in time for Christmas shopping.

 

International Live Acts

Linkin Park- 5th of October. GEBA. Tickets here.

Snow Patrol- 7th of October. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Robert Plant- 1st  and 2nd of November. Estadio Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Lady Gaga -16th of November. Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

Slash and Black Laberl Society- 17th of November. Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Pulp- 21st of November. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Joss Stone- 22nd of November. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets not on sale yet.

Norah Jones- 8th of December. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Madonna- 13th of December. Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.