Buenos Aires Agenda: November/Noviembre (1)

Monday/Lunescatrin(Photo by Bryan Ledgard)

The 30th edition of the Casa FOA design event is taking place until the 30th of November at a specially remodeled 40’s style house in the Retiro area that is well worth visiting, especially for architecture and design enthusiasts. Basavilbaso 1233, downtown. 

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Or, head to the Colón Theatre where the BBC Orchestra of Wales will be presenting a concert featuring solo harp player Catrin Finch. Tickets here.

La feria de diseño Casa FOA cumple 30 años y hasta el 30 de noviembre abre las puertas de una casa especialmente remodelada de la década del 40 en la zona de Retiro que vale la pena visitar, en especial si sos entusiasta de la arquitectura y el diseño. Basavilbaso 1233, microcentro.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Otra opción es acercarse al Teatro Colón donde la Orquesta BBC de Gales se presenta junto con el solista de arpa Catrin Finch. Entradas aquí.

Tuesday/Martes

The MAMBA is featuring a remake of Marta Minujín’s famous La Menesunda installation which provides visitors with sensory stimulus in eleven different settings. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, will be staged at the Colón Theatre on the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th of November. Tickets here.

El MAMBA está exhibiendo una nueva versión de la famosa instalación La Menesunda, de Marta Minujín, en la que el público puede experimentar diferentes estímulos sensoriales en once situaciones distintas.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

El Ángel de fuego de Sergei Prokofiev se lleva a cabo en el Teatro Colón los días 3, 6, 8 y 10 de noviembre. Entradas aquí.

Wednesday/Miércoles

champ

(Photo by John Twohig)

The MUNTREF art space in the Retiro area is showcasing a new collection of artwork which explores the theme of migration. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

From Wednesday through Friday, don’t miss your chance to sample the best bubbles in town at the annual Sparkling Nights event at the Hotel Panamericano. Carlos Pellegrini 551, downtown.

El espacio MUNTREF en la zona de Retiro presenta una nueva colección de obras artísticas que exploran la temática de la migración. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

Desde el miércoles hasta el viernes, no te pierdas la oportunidad de degustar los mejores espumantes en la feria anual Sparkling Nights que se lleva a cabo en el Hotel Panamericano. Carlos Pellegrini 551, microcentro.

Thursday/Jueves

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(Francis Alys)

On Thursday, the MALBA inaugurates a new exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alys poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

In the evening, Empire of the Sun will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

El jueves, el MALBA inaugura una muestra del trabajo político-poético del artista belga Francis Alys. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Más tarde, la banda Empire of the Sun se presenta en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Friday/Viernes

areco

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

If the weather is nice, take a day trip to San Antonio de Areco, a beautiful rural town well worth visiting to experience local traditions. You might want to extend your stay as Tradition Fest will be taking place on Saturday, so make sure to make sleeping arrangements in advance!

Si el día está lindo, una buena opción para disfrutar de un entorno rural y experimentar las tradiciones locales es hacer una escapada a San Antonio de Areco. Además, el sábado se lleva a cabo la Fiesta de la Tradición por lo que es conveniente reservar alojamiento con anticipación en el caso de extender la estadía.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

flamenco

(Photo by Flavio~)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Saturday, Pearl Jam will be staging a live show at the Estadio Único de la Plata (tickets here), Juana Molina will be playing at the Teatro Vorterix (tickets here), and on Sunday, UB40 will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium (tickets here).

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El Sábado, Pearl Jam se presenta en el Estadio Único de la Plata (entradas aquí), Juana Molina en el Teatro Vorterix (entradas aquí) y el domingo, UB40 se presenta en el Estadio Luna Park (entradas aquí).

This Week: 20-26th of July

Monday

frienday

(Photo by Kompania Piwowarska)

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical and socio-political events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

The country will also be celebrating Friendship Day, as it does every 20th of July, so make sure to book in advance for shows and restaurants. Taste the special menu created at UCO Restaurant for the occasion, and join the fun at one of the city bars or at the classic Monday party by La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex!

Tuesday

Take one of Foto Ruta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Last chance to catch the Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci opera productions at the Colón Theatre! Tickets here.

Wednesday

nereidas

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

At 6pm, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The annual Expo Rural kicks off until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

Later on, don’t miss Cuban jazz artist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Centro Cultural Kirchner starting at 9pm. Tickets are free and must be picked up on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the show. Bouchard 350, downtown.

Friday

asado

(Photo by Antonio García)

Friday is a day for indulging! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week: 11-17th of May

Monday

chess

(Photo by Honghu W)

Last chance to stop by the Buenos Aires International Book Fair and shop for some books to take back home or play a game of chess with the pros at 7pm. More information here.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

anima mundi

(Anima Mundi- Marina Abramovic)

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

the wings of desire

(Photo from The Wings of Desire/ Wim Wenders)

The Buenos Aires Polo Circo Festival, featuring circus and trapeze acts from around the World and other related activities, is taking place until the 17th of May. Find the full program here.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday


puerto madero

(Photo by Ernesto Lago)

Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, the British band Jungle will be staging a live show at Niceto Club in Palermo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

apples

(Photo by Tom Gill)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862,Palermo.

The Buenos Aires Market, offering fresh organic produce and natural products will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks throughout the weekend.  More information here.

On Saturday evening, don’t miss the Zappa plays Zappa concert by Dweezil Zappa at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

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.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Juliano Campos)

Don’t miss the last days of The Tango Festival and World Championship! Check out the Piazzolla exhibit at the Centro de Exposiciones, and the concerts and shows! Find the full program here.

Tuesday

(Jean Tinguely. Photo by wccwang)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges where the new Jean Tinguely exhibit is being displayed! Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Later on, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging a special production of Il Due Figaro. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by prayitno)

Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening check out Riverdance! The renowned Irish dance company will be presenting a special show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by Svetlana Zhukova)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Italian art from the Marche region. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes afterwards.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

 Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Later on the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging a special production of Il Due Figaro. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by willposh)

Take a trip down the historical A-line Subway and travel through time whilst stopping to visit some of the city’s emblematic spots such as the Casa Rosada, Cafe Tortoni and Congreso.

Art lovers should definitely check out the monthly Gallery Night that will be taking place in the Recoleta and Barrio Norte areas from 7pm to 10pm.  More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday there will be a live Alan Parson’s Project show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.  

 

Find a ten-day weather forecast here

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by marise caetano)

A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August.  The artist´s work, which focuses on reconstructing history through artistic quotes of newspapers and other media, has earned him international acclaim. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the afternoon stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then shake off the cold at the nearby La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

(Photo by violinha)

Comic art fans should check out the new Museo del humor that features works by Quino and Fontanarrosa, amongst others. There are also regular screenings of animation shorts.  While you’re in the area stop by the stunning ecological reserve, which is just around the corner. Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Jack Zalium)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Renaissance art.  We recommend you visit this architectural and artistic hotspot on a weekday as there are long lines during the weekend to see the impressive Italian paintings. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

Unicorn Huset is the most promising new addition to the Buenos Aires night scene. Trendsetters and world travelers meet at this Scandinavian inspired resto/bar-club for some stylish upbeat fun! Open from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s from 9pm onwards. Honduras 5730, Palermo Hollywood.

Thursday

(Photo by cyph3r)

Take a trip down the historical A-line Subway and travel through time whilst stopping to visit some of the city’s emblematic spots such as the Casa Rosada, Cafe Tortoni and Congress.

For a unique evening, book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Stop by La Rural, the annual agricultural and livestock show, and get a feel for the Argentine campo, where so much of the local identity and economy has been forged. The fair takes place from the 19th to the 31st of July at La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening, catch a live show at 10pm at Boris Club de Jazz, one of the hippest jazz venues in Palermo.  Gorriti 5568, Palermo,  info@borisclub.com.ar, 4777-0012.

Saturday and Sunday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

La Rural, the annual agricultural and livestock show, will give you a feel for the Argentine campo, where so much of the local identity and economy has been forged. The fair takes place from the 19th to the 31st of July. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

On Sunday the Colón theatre is staging their new opera program featuring Erwartung, by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. Tickets here

Colón Theatre 2012 Winter Program

(Photo by Svetlana Zhukova)

July

– La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.   Plot summary: A forest fairy (sylph) seduces a young man on his wedding day.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

– Claroscuros e Intensidades (Chiaroscuro and Intensities. Director: Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Violin solo: Ilya Gringolts. San Justo Women’s Choir.  Choir director: Roberto Saccente.Featured Pieces: Claudio Alsuyet: De atardeceres (worldwide debut), Nicolai Miaskovsky: Violin concerto, Claude Debussy: Nocturne, Claude Debussy: La Mer. 12th of July at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Cuarteto Petrus (Petrus String Quartet).Pablo Saraví- violin I, Hernán Briatico- violin II, Silvina Álvarez- viola, Gloria Pankaeva- violoncello. Featured Pieces: Luigi Boccherini: Quartet in G flat, Op. 33 Nº 5,  Roberto Caamaño: Five brief pieces for string quartets., Op.21, Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky: Quartet Nº1 in D major, Op.11. 15th of July at 11am. Free concert.

– Colón Theatre’s Graduate Ballet.  Choreography by David Lichine. Music by Johann Strauss. 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th of July at 11am.

Erwartung (Expectation): Opera in one act (1909). Music by Arnold Schönberg, libretto by Marie Pappenheim, musical director – Baldur Brönimann stage director – Pedro Pablo García Caffi, interpreters – Evelyn Herlitzius.  Plot Summary: The monologue of a woman who anxiously searches for her disappeared lover.

   Hagith: Opera in one act (1923). Music by Karol Szymanowski, libretto by Felix Dörmann, musical director- Baldur Brönimann, stage director- Michal Znaniecki, interpreters- Ewa Biegas / Roy Stevens / Christian Baumgärtel. Plot Summary: Based on the Bible’s Book of Kings this Opera tells the story of Hagith, who rejects the old King David because she is in love with Solomon, his son.  22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

August

– La Bella Durmiente del Bosque (The Sleeping Beauty). Choreography by Karl Burnett, music by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Buenos Aires Philharmonic directed by Luis Gorelik. Plot summary: The wicked fairy Carabosse casts a spell on the new born princess Aurora at her christening and determines that she will prick her finger on her 16th birthday and die. The Lilac Fairy who has not yet presented her gift to the child modifies the spell so that when the princess pricks her finger  she will sleep for a hundred years until a prince awakens her. 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August. Tickets here.

– Opus Trio: Freddy Varela Montero- violin, Paula Peluso- piano, Stanimir Todorov- violoncello. Featured music: Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio in E minor, Franz Schubert: Trio Nº 2 in E flat major, Op. 100. 12th of August at 11am. Free Concert.

Con sangre latinoamericana (Latin Blood). Director: Carlos Bertazza. Accordion soloist: Néstor Marconi. Featuring:  Adolfo Mejía: “Intima” symphonic poem, Astor Piazzolla: Suite “Punta del Este” for accordion and orchestra, Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphony Nº 2, “La ascensión”. 16th of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Alberto Williams Trio:  Nicolás Favero – violin, Siro Bellisomi – violoncello, Antonio Formaro- piano. Featuring: Joseph Haydn: Trio in G major Hob. XV: 25 (Op. 82) “All´Ongarese”, Alberto Williams: Trio in A minor  Op. 54, Felix Mendelssohn: Trio Nº 2 in C minor Op. 66. 19th of August at 11am. Free Concert.

– András Schiff– The renowned Hungarian/British classical pianist will be presenting the following pieces: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No 30 in E major, Op. 109, Bela Bartók: Sonata (1926), Leos Janácek: Sonata (1905), Franz Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894.  22nd of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– I due Figaro o sia Il soggetto di una commedia: Opera in two acts (1826). Music by Saverio Mercadente, libretto by Felice Romani, musical director – Riccardo Muti, stage director – Emilio Stagi, interpreters- Saimir Pirgu / Asude Karayavuz / Rosa Feola / Annalisa Stroppa / Mario Cassi / Eleonora Buratto / Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani / Omar Montanari.  Plot summary: Ines, daughter of the Count and the Countess, falls in love with Cherubino who will do anything to marry her. 28th and 30th of August, 1st and 2nd of September. Tickets here.

– Relatos brillantes (Brilliant Tales). Director: Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Orquestral ISA Academy. Presnting: Vaughan-Williams: Tallis Fantasia, Gustav Mahler: Symphony Nº 7 in D minor. 31st of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

September

– I due Figaro o sia Il soggetto di una commedia: Opera in two acts (1826). Music by Saverio Mercadente, libretto by Felice Romani, musical director – Riccardo Muti, stage director – Emilio Stagi, interpreters- Saimir Pirgu / Asude Karayavuz / Rosa Feola / Annalisa Stroppa / Mario Cassi / Eleonora Buratto / Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani / Omar Montanari.  Plot summary: Ines, daughter of the Count and the Countess, falls in love with Cherubino who will do anything to marry her. 28th and 30th of August, 1st and 2nd of September. Tickets here.

– Arcadi Volodos. The renowned Russian pianist will present the following three pieces: Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A minor, D 784, Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 117, Nos. 1-3, Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor.  4th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Nórdicos y Románticos: (Nordics and Romantics): Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Violin solo- Sarah Chang. Featuring: Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Anton Bruckner: Symphony Nº 4 in E flat major, “Romántica”. 6th of September 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Philharmonic Quintet. Claudio Barile- flute,  Néstor Garrote- oboe,  Mariano Rey- clarinet, Fernando Chiappero- Horn, Gabriel La Rocca- bassoon. Presenting: Wolfgang A. Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute, Jean Françaix: Quintet Nº 1, Jacques Ibert: Three brief pieces, Isaac Albéniz – Enrique Granados – E. Toldrá: Spanish Suite. 9th of September at 11am. Free Concert.

– El arco milagroso (The Magic Arc): Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Violin solo- Hilary Hahn. Featuring: Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto Nº 1 in D major, Op. 19, Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony Nº 5 in C minor, Op. 67. 13th of September at 8.30 pm. Tickets here.

– Despliegues sonoros (Audible Display):  Director- Jorma Panula, clarinet soloist- Mariano Rey, horn- Fernando Chiappero. Featuring: Alberto Williams: The Bell Poem, Fermina Casanova: Clarinet and orchestra concerto, Astor Piazzolla: Clarinet concerto, Richard Strauss: Horn and orchestra concerto Nº 1 in E flat major, Op. 11, Jean Sibelius: Symphony Nº 5 in E flat major, Op. 82. 27th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– National Children’s Choir: Director- María Isabel Sanz. Piano: Natalia Suriano. Featuring: György Orbán: Mass/ Zoltán Kodály: Pünkösdölö / Francis Poulenc: Petites voix/ Claude Debussy: Salut printemps/Ángel Lasala : Popular Argentine Choir pieces/ René Teseo: Ballad of the town square (Cantata for children’s choir, baritone and orchestra). 30th of September at 11am. Free concert.