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
This program is presented in by Trinity Wall Street in collaboration with the Argentinean Embassy
and local Consulate.