THE WASHINGTON CHORUS HOSTS AN ARGENTINE CARNAVAL GALA

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The Washington Chorus will host An Argentine Carnaval Gala on Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17,

2015. Under the honorary patronage of the Ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nahón and the Argentine

Permanent Representative to the OAS, Nilda Celia Garré, this grand Carnaval will be held in the beautiful

halls of the Organization of American States as the chorus prepares for their Carnegie Hall February 21

performance featuring Argentina’s most beloved composer Alberto Ginastera.

 

The Argentine Carnaval Gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30 pm.

The evening continues with performances by members of The Washington Chorus along with music by

members of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

 

In TWC’s long-standing tradition of recognizing exceptional contributions in the performing arts, the

Chorus will celebrate the enormous achievement of DC’s women innovators in music, including our city’s

newest leaders: Jenny Bilfield, President of Washington Performing Arts, and Deborah Rutter, President

of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Considered one of the most important 20th century classical composers of the Americas, Alberto

Ginastera’s monumental Turbae ad passionem gregorianam, Op. 43 will receive a rare performance by

the Grammy-winning Washington Chorus along with the Grammy-nominated Choirs of Trinity Wall

Street, the Trinity Youth Chorus, the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls, and

anchored by Trinity of Wall Street’s resident new music orchestra NOVUS NY all under the leadership of

Julian Wachner at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm.

The program pairs the seldom-performed masterpieces of two of the most important composers of the

last century, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear both Turbae ad passionem gregorianam,

the magnum opus of Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera, and the Fourth Symphony of pioneering American

experimentalist Charles Ives. Scored for a cast of hundreds, Ginastera’s Turbae requires forces on so

grand a scale as to be all but prohibitive, while the complexity of Ives’s Fourth is infamous.

Funds raised from the benefit Gala will support the education and community programs of The

Washington Chorus. For information or tickets on the Gala or concert at Carnegie Hall, please contact

The Washington Chorus at (202) 342-6221 or visit http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org

 

An Argentine Carnaval Gala

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Organization of American States

200 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

6:30 pm Cocktail Reception

8:30 pm Performances

Festival Cocktail Attire (Masks and Feathers Optional)

For information about sponsorships, or to reserve individual tickets or tables contact

The Washington Chorus at http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org or call (202) 342-6221

Ginastera & Ives at Carnegie Hall

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

881 Seventh Avenue at 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

The Trinity Youth Chorus

The Washington Chorus

The Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls

Julian Wachner, conductor

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 (with Scott Allen Jarrett, assistant conductor)

Alberto Ginastera: Turbae ad passionem gregorianam

Tickets are available at $15, $30, $45, $90 & $120, from The Washington Chorus at

http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org or (202) 342-6221;or from Carnegie Hall at carnegiehall.org,

CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, the venue’s box office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, and at

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/thebigconcert.

 

This program is presented in by Trinity Wall Street in collaboration with the Argentinean Embassy

and local Consulate.

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