New version of the saint’s way arrives

The Classical Music Festival, organized by the municipality of San Isidro, brings together famous people of this musical genre. It will take place from 13 to 16 April, with free admission, in the local cathedral, in the Church of San Jose, in Colegio San Juan El Precursor and in the gardens of the Pueyrredón Museum. Today will see the best performing artists on the local scene, from Haydn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, to Astor Piazzolla, passing through the world premiere of Elegía by Mario Berroso.

“After an earlier reduced edition, by day, outdoors and with limited capacity, the course returns to its traditional form, always with classical music as a vehicle to excite and move us. A festival as exciting for the quality of its artists and works as it is for the immense heritage and the architectural and historical value of its sites,” commented Eleonora Jaureguiberi, Under-Secretary-General for Culture of San Isidro

The festival will raise the curtain on Wednesday the 13th, at 9:00 pm, at the Church of San Jose (Diego Palma 215, San Isidro) with Concentus BA, directed by Ricardo Chimarella, with a tremendous career in and outside Argentina.

On Thursday the 14th, at 4:00 pm, the scene will move to the gardens of the Pueyrredón Museum (Rivera Indarte 48, Acassuso) with an educational and fun show for the whole family: a story told and sung, by the vocal group Ad Special. A musical walk led by Sergio Viverovic that will transform from Gregorian chant to rap, with scales and beautiful views of the valleys and the river.

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On the same day, at 8:00 p.m., San Juan El Precursor (Anchorena 419, San Isidro) will receive Gianneo Quartet, which was Konex Platinum 2019 and has won the “Best Chamber Music Ensemble” award four times for the Argentine Society of Music Critics.

On Friday the 15th, at 8:00 p.m. and at the same school, he will take the role of Ciancio & Lopszyc Duo and their panorama of trumpet and piano repertoire, with Fernando Ciancio (trumpet) and Diana Lopszyc (piano). An eclectic musical track that will include Nimrod (1899), by Edward Elgar, Hominis II (2019), by Nelly Gomez, Andante Allegro (1903) by Guy Robartz, Avi Maria (1984) by Astor Piazzola, and works by Alexander Guedic, Federico Mumbo, Eva Lubeczyk, Alexander Scrabin and Ciel Cosentino.

In conclusion, on Saturday 16, at 12:30, the local cathedral (Av. Del Libertador 16200) will receive the Zaher Chamber Choir, led by Diego Buero.

The concert will begin with The Lamb, to music by John Tavener (UK, 1944-2013) and a religion-inspired text by William Blake (UK, 1757-1827), and will continue with the music of Super Flumina Babilis, with music by Italians. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) and via text, Psalm 137. A piece sung in Latin expressing the pain and longing of a group of musicians in exile.

Later will come Lament, a dialogue between parts of the Penitential Psalm De profundis (in Latin) with the text in Spanish that Boero himself composed in 2020 during social confinement and in reference to the recent pandemic. To conclude, in keeping with the religious moment, the Double Choir Requiem composed by Swiss Frank Martin (1898-1974) at the age of 34, and continued for four decades with a movement, Agnus Dei, added in 1928.

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